I draw my inspiration from the natural world, using landscapes for whole cloth wall hangings and local scenes and flowers for smaller-scale embroideries. I refer to photographs I take while travelling abroad to provide the starting point for whole cloth hangings. I use thickened procion dyes painted on to cotton to create the background landscape into which I then machine and hand stitch to provide detailed texture. I hand dye both cotton fabric and embroidery threads to complement other materials and techniques that I use in my work such as paper lamination. My hand- and machine-embroidered pictures are based on photographs I take while visiting gardens and walking in the countryside. I am a member of the Embroiderers Guild and the Quilters Guild, and have exhibited work as a member of the Embroiders Guild and the Quilters Guild, with Committed to Cloth, Contemporary Group of the Quilters Guild, Spectra Textile Artists, Fabricata and Two plus Two and at the Festival of Quilts. Region 2, Quilters Guild Hever Challenge winner 2016.