I love colour, pattern and texture, bold and subtle, regular and abstract. When did I start relating these ideas to textiles? From childhood I learned to sew, both decorative and practical items. Fabric and thread were constants in my life, doing embroidery and dressmaking then learning to crochet and make curtains (for the many houses Ive lived in). My first quilting was done in the early 1980s then creativity took a back seat as job (unrelated) and family took precedence.
More recently I’ve been exploring textile art in its many forms and my creative preferences are strengthening. So what am I? Quilter? Embroiderer? Patchworker? Stitcher? Textile Artist?