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Hello and welcome to my website.

I have always loved needlecraft, fabric, fashion, sewing and knitting – and now  weaving, although a late convert to the latter. In fact, I can’t remember when I wasn’t interested in handling fabric and textiles, even from a very early age as a baby in my pram, I’m told. Perhaps it’s a throwback to my great-grandmother who was one of Queen Victoria’s dressmakers at her court.

Having been fashion editor of a leading women’s magazine in my early 20’s with responsibility for the ready-to-wear, knitting and sewing pages each month,  I went on to become a well-known freelance fashion knitting and crochet designer/crafts professional whose work has been featured in many leading UK magazines over the past 30 years. I also love teaching and encouraging others to learn so I now run workshops and classes in knitting, crochet, weaving and other textile arts in which I dabble as well, from my studio in Cambridgeshire. Take a look at my Textile Art and Workshop & Classes pages to see what I’ve been up to recently.

And I quite like talking and communicating about creative pastimes and pursuits, too, so am available for talks, lectures and demonstrations for crafts groups and enthusiasts and would be happy to come along to talk to your group, WI meeting or crafts club. In addition, using my early experience on the magazine, I also offer editorial photography direction and styling; please ask for further details.

Ring 01480-896866 or e-mail: [email protected]

New workshop dates: 

Denman College, Marcham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 6NW;; 01865-391991

Monday 1st July – Wednesday 3rd July: 2-night residential hand-weaving course: Learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom (supplied) and make a pretty scarf to take home with you.

Monday 28th-Wednesday 30th October: 2-night residential hand-weaving course: Learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom (supplied) and make a pretty scarf to take home with you.

Thursday 3rd October: Knitting Know-How Day School: In this Day School you will be able to learn some quick knitting tips and new techniques from me as a professional hand-knitting designer so your own hand-knitted garments and projects look better finished and presented.

Friday 4th October: Easy Colour Knitting Day School: Are you fascinated by colour knitting but fear to give it a go? Then this is the course for you:  an introduction to simple slip stitch colour patterning for stunning colour effects using just one colour per row and only knit and purl stitches.

Ring 01480-896866 or e-mail: [email protected]