Looking round my studio there are many pieces which I have created over the years.
One of my favourites is a textured 3D silk panel of a heron, The Dawn Fisherman
The panel was inspired by all the herons we see on our walks in the park behind our house. Pin tucks, smocking, shirring, pleats and quilting have all been used to create the picture.
The rock pool panel, shown above, uses many of these techniques along with prairie point Limpets. Starfish and shells complete the rock pool. It was great fun creating and teaching this workshop. Looking back through the textiles I have made over, I was going to say the last 30 to 40 years, but then realised that it is over my lifetime, has made me realise how my work has changed. From designing knitting, cross stitch and blackwork patterns, Stitched paintings to teaching hand and machine embroidery and patchwork & quilting. I feel that my love of textiles has only become stronger over the years.