I call myself an artist/author/designer.
I am so inspired by my home that I constantly draw it, trying to capture the essence of Exmoor and the North Devon coast
I have written 4 crochet books and am currently working on my last book which should be published in the autumn of 2021
I crochet blankets and mandalas. I experiment with colour and shape, which is why I have designed so many crochet blankets.
Blankets gave me a large canvas to play with and therefore provided endless possibilities to develop my designs.
The place and landscape that I live in has always been very important to me and heavily influences my work. I am very lucky to live on Exmoor, North Devon, UK. My art reflects the colours and shapes and atmosphere of the moor. Exmoor is a national park and untouched by time, I live in a small village/town half way up a high sea cliff in between the windswept moorland and the Severn Sea (Bristol Channel).
After I left school I spent two years at Art College studying general art and design for a diploma, specialising in textiles. After art college I exhibited my art quilts and embroidery designs all over the world.
I spent 13 years running my own independent hand dyeing yarn business – The Natural Dye Studio. I started designing crochet patterns as pattern support for my yarn, and over the course of time the yarn became the main support for my patterns. So in 2015 I closed my yarn business to concentrate on my career as a full time crochet author and designer.
In 2021 I returned to where I began and started drawing again.