I remember receiving an embroidery kit at the age of 5 or 6, learning to knit at aged 9 and sewing a little later. Knitting and sewing were still taught at primary school then.
I have kept making things over the years, for myself, for my family, for friends, learning new techniques through books and patterns and now via the internet and classes, both face to face and online. I love to explore techniques and textiles.
My husband, Andrew, and I have been married for 29 years and have 3 grown up daughters.
I live in Scotland, on the North Fife coast with views over the River Tay and estuary.
I have a professional career which rather gets in the way of the of my creativity at times, but, for now, I balance these two particular aspects of life.
Working with...I have recently enjoyed exploring collaborative work and the following two links tell a little of the story behind a couple of recent projects.
Jane Hunter exchangehttps://www.janehunterart.com/blogs/news/a-creative-exchange
Kerrie Aldo makehttp://kerriealdo.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/makers-gonna-make-shona-mason-x.html
Knitter of the WorldFor those of you who enjoy the Fruityknitting podcast on YouTube you might like to watch me take part in their feature, 'Knitters of the World', in episode 36, from about 8 minutes in!
Click on the pic below to link to it.
I am a member of our local (East Central Scotland) Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers which meets in Letham, Fife on the first Saturday of every month except January. @guildwsd_eastcentscot