As a textile designer I love to explore the use of traditional stitch and print with its narrative qualities. The use of more unusual items such as metal, wire and paper are also used where relevant. My work reflects on the recycling ethos and the use of well-worn domestic textiles and vintage fabrics are used with sensitivity. My work is innovative and contemporary and many pieces are one- offs or commissioned for individuals. I am inspired by my surroundings along with family and community life, these individual works of art hold a quirky humour and reflect on childhood, within a close-knit community. The involvement with textiles is exclusively a human experience. The smell and feel often evokes recollections of love and comfort, tiny buttons on a baby’s coat or an abandoned shoe can stir our emotions. I hope you will experience some if these things whilst looking through these images.