I have loved and worked with textiles all my life. I spent many years working as a dressmaker making a wide variety of clothes for every occasion. I began making traditional English patchwork over papers with my sewing scraps initially in hexagons and then developing patterns using diamonds and triangles. As my interest in patchwork increased I joined Diss Quilting Group where their programme of visiting tutors meant that I was able to learn many new techniques and approaches to patchwork and quilting. I completed the City & Guilds Certificate in patchwork and quilting at Manor Community College in Cambridge and then went on to Norwich City College to take the Access to Art and Design course. That led to a degree in Visual Studies at Norwich University of the Arts. I am a member of and exhibit with Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society, Breckland Artists and Norfolk Quilters.