Welcome to the gallery of my work.  For photographs of students’ work please see here

Quilts and wall hangings based on “traditional” and other quilters’ designs

Double Wedding Ring – This wall hanging, made from pre-printed cottons, was made using Dawn Cameron-Dick’s Invisible Machine Appliqué method.

Double Wedding ring

Rainy Day – This bed quilt, made from pre-printed cottons, was made using Ricky Tims’ Harmonic convergence ideas.  Umbrellas are appliquéd over the top, and it is quilted to resemble rain.  The quilt takes its title from a cd – Rainy Day by Ran Tan Band

Rainy Day

Ricky’s Tulip – This small wallhanging was made using some Ricky Tims Hand-dyed calico, and is based on his Tulips for Chantelle design.  It is an improv design and is created without using a ruler!  Lots of curved lines – fabulous.

Leckford Morning – This piece is roughly A4 in size.  It is made using my own hand dyed calicos and was inspired by Seachange: Whale Tracks, a work by Brenda Gael Smith, a textile artist based in New South Wales, Australia.  

Original designs

Colour from Culture – the pieces in this section all take their inspiration from the mythology of the Green Man, often represented as a foliate head.  The line and colour of the eyebrow is the inspiration for all the following works.

Green Man plaque

Green Man Waistcoat – This waistcoat was made using silk dupion, ikat and tussah.  The silks all came from The Silk Route – an Aladdin’s Cave of fabric!

Green Man's eyebrow inspired waistcoat

Green Man earrings – These earrings were made in response to a challenge to design for a medium other than fabric.  Swarovski crystals and glass beads on silver wires.

Green Man's Eyebrow inspired earrings

Sheer Eyebrow 1 & 2 – These small appliqué pictures were made from hand-dyed calico with a sheer silk organza overlay.

Shadow applique 1
Shadow Applique 2

Earth from the Air – the pieces in this section all pay homage to the White Horse of Uffington, one of England’s oldest chalk figures.  The line followed by a small section of the chalk figure, together with the texture of the chalk, is the inspiration for all the following works.

Trapunto and machine quilting
Transfer print & machine quilting
trapunto & machine quilting

Fracture – the pieces here were all inspired after looking at the way that rocks crack along  their strata.  Along the way, I also started to look at Fibonacci numbers – an area of maths that has always interested me.

In terms of size, these go (as my Dad would say) from the sublime to the cor-blimey!

Quilt – roughly 60″ square

Using the first 10 Fibonacci numbers and a quilting line inspired by Lulworth Cover, this quilt is made from hand dyed calico with breakdown printed inserts. 

Miniature – 12″x8″

Inspired by the clints and grykes of Malham Cove, this miniature references the technique used by Brenda Gael Smith in her Marine series. It uses cotton solids and a printed experimental piece. It is quilted using the walking foot, in a thread colour to match the individual layers.