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About me

There is nothing complicated about my embroidery or artworks, and there is an emphasis on enjoyment over perfection. I set up my small business in 2020 with the aim of encouraging more people to get into embroidery or craft.  In this uncertain and volatile world that we currently inhabit, a return to therapeutic hand made activities is very beneficial to mental wellbeing and also has financial and environmental benefits.

I graduated with a B.A. Hons in Contemporary Fine Art from The University of Bolton in 2011 but didn’t do anything creatively until 2017.  Enrolling on a Masters Degree in Contemporary Fine Art at The University of Salford in 2018 gave me the creative focus that I yearned for.  During this time my work turned to autobiographical themes and the nurturing home life that my parents created for me. The medium of stitch fitted beautifully into the subject of the work with the focus on home, family memories, and the familiarity of loved ones. The comforting and meditative method of stitch has proved very soothing in recent times.

With the stresses and strains of everyday life, we could all benefit from finding a meditative state of mind on a regular basis.  Relaxation is a bi-product of embroidery, and I have studied the art of flow which is the meditative state that we go into when absorbed in a project with the right conditions.  During lockdown in June 2021, I completed another Masters level degree, PGCE 14+ in Art & Creative Practice, this has provided the opportunity to help people to enhance their creative skills. I would love to share the healing power of stitch with everyone in need of relaxation.

I have found many friends through the world of embroidery and art, it would be lovely to see you at my workshops that regularly run at my studio in Woodend Mill One in Mossley, Greater Manchester, OL5 9RR.

If you would like to hear more about my progress, then please join my mailing list and I promise to keep you updated, but not too often.

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