I am inspired by the coast and the sea; things rusting and decaying, lost or discarded and found again, put to new use.

For me, beaches are best in spring and autumn when a brisk walk on a clear day yields interesting finds to be collected, drawn and stitched. Rust from the  landslip at Lyme and Eastbourne's Fisherman's beach, stripy Devon pebbles, holed pebbles and oyster shells, fossils, sea glass and tatty feathers.  And that view of distant cliffs and sea sparkling in the sunlight.

Items discovered in this way often find their way into my sketchbook. Words  are important, and may appear in the work itself or I may write as part of the  development of a piece.  I dye and print most of my own fabrics, using  Procion dyes, rust and found objects.

My current work focuses on atmosphere, walking and collecting, with the muted  colours of the sea and coast combined with hand and machine stitching to add  text, images and texture. 


If you would like to know more about my work
 or to find out about my classes
please visit my website


 or contact me at:



Links to other websites: