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cardboard toys for my children and friends, I began to work on a range of designs for production. This led to a small business making quilts and applied pictures which I did for 10 years. I used fabric and paper to create the images and I still do one off embroideries for exhibitions.


I have always loved making things from paper, either in two or three dimensions, which led to the designs I am doing now and bringing some of my mother’s wonderful designs into the public eye too, designed


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back in the 60’s and 70’s.


All through my life, my mother taught me how to embroider and sew by hand and I set up after- school clubs to teach children these skills - sewing, embroidery, applique and simple weaving. My mother also designed and made sewing kits for J & P Coats back in the 70’s and when she died two years ago, I was determined to carry on with the task of bringing these skills back.


The recent surge of interest in crafts


suggests the time is right. I have an enormous resource of designs - not only of my own, but from my mother spanning most of her life. I have about 20 of her sketchbooks brimming with unpublished ideas for embroidery and paper works.


Please describe your work setting for us. I live and work in a lovely 400 year old cottage on the edge of Romney Marsh. Originally cottages,


two workmen’s it was made into one dwelling in the 60s. It has a lovely


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