When I retired from teaching and writing about embroidery I began to create Artists’ Books inspired by the antique textiles that I had collected during those years. My textile work evolved into Collagraph printing on an etching press and I enjoy bringing the two techniques together.
I am enthusiastic about telling the tales of these textiles and consider that the book format is an ideal method as each page adds to the complex tale of their makers, owners and their journey across the world and through the centuries. I live in the NW of England, where I grew up and work in a studio in the garden overlooking the Yorkshire Dales. I have books in major collections in the UK and USA.