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A lot of my range is affordable as an impulse purchase. I think it’s very important to make my work accessible to a wide range of customers.


What kind of formal education/ training or experience do you have that applies to what you do? I studied Woven Textiles at West Surrey College of Art - now part of


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Surrey University - where I gained a degree in 1983 and have been weaving ever since. Over the years I have built up a good range of items for sale, and I’m always experimenting with new designs and dyes.


Please describe your work setting. I moved in to my studio workshop on the Mezzanine floor at Walford Mill


Crafts in 1986 and, since then, have exhibited widely throughout the United Kingdom. My studio is small and I like to think that it’s a little like an Aladdin’s cave! I am on the 1st floor mezzanine and am surrounded by the wood of the old mill and glass of the new walkway. Visitors are free to wander in to my workshop and browse, or ask questions about the loom and how it all works. I try


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