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Where do you create your work, please can you describe your work setting?

I actually work in my bedroom, well I say bedroom but if you didn’t see the bed you wouldn’t know it was one on account of the sea of shelves covered with books and storage boxes full of threads, fabrics, and all manner of crafting paraphernalia. I’d say it’s compact and bijoux like my work. I have a main desk, it’s a bit of a work horse, and is covered in marks, and dents.

What part of your creative process do you enjoy the most and why?

Oh tricky, I enjoy sketching new ideas as much as I do creating them. Although, if I have to really pick one

aspect it’s the embroidery, I just love hand sewing. Turning a 2D rough sketch into a dainty little embroidery brought to life by thread is just lovely and very satisfying.

What is the trickiest part of the creative process for you?

I find it’s getting all the ideas out of my head down on paper. Numerous times, I find it gets lost in translation and occasionally it’s translating the design into embroidery. I try to get round this by always carrying a notebook around with me so I can adjust and refine ideas and to try out samples.

Do you ever have creative slumps? What do you do then?

Gawd all the time, I wish I didn’t and I know that everyone goes through it. Mine generally come about when

I have too many ideas. Daft I know, but when I have too many things that I want to do, I just don’t know what to do which leads to frustration and eventually sitting doing nothing. I make lists, take a step back and do something else, I’m a bit of a geek so generally you will see me online talking Harry Potter or stalking people on twitter and looking at lush creative blogs.

What has been inspiring you lately?

My love affair with tea and the abundance of materials I’ve collected over the last few months.

How did you find your style? Has it changed?

When has it not changed? I think the only constant for me is that I’ve always aimed to stick to using natural

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