My love of such folklore along with a passion for art and textiles was always a huge inspiration and it led me to achieve a degree in Embroidery in 2002. Following the degree I worked as an embroidery designer and in 2006 I returned to education and gained an MA in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design. There I created my first collection of dresses based on old, more brutal and sinister versions of popular fairy tales.
Now working as a designer-maker, I am still inspired by the fairy tales, folklore and nature I appreciated as a child. I create feminine, elegantly detailled, hand crafted clothing and accessories in luxury fabrics, adorned with intricate embroidery, Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls. I mix traditional hand stitch and hand painting with digital techniques of stitch and print. My work develops from initial drawings and studies and then passes through many processes of dye, print, stitch, cutwork and heat manipulation that focus on craft and attention to detail.
I am a member of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild, West Oxfordshire Arts and Embroiderers Guild.