Most of the work I make involves using wool yarn and wool tops to create a fabric on my knitting machine, which I then felt, cut up, and reassemble using hand stitching. It is not a quick process, but I enjoy the challenge of deconstructing and reconstructing to make something extraordinary. The resulting fabric can be made in different thicknesses and densities and has proved to be suitable for a variety of contexts. As wool absorbs sound, the bigger pieces that I make are suitable for use as decorative acoustic panels. I make various items for domestic interiors such as table mats, coasters, table runners and rugs, and I also make accessories such as scarves, collars and jewellery.


Education

2008 - 2011          BA Hons Textiles (2:1) at Norwich University of the Arts

2006 - 2008          Access to Art and Design (Distinction) at City College Norwich


Memberships and Awards

2016                     Full Member of Society of Designer Craftsmen 

2015                     Commendation in 2 sections:  Bradford Textile Society 

2015                     Finalist: Port Eliot Festival competition, entry exhibited at Fortnum and Mason

2014 - 2015           Artist's residency at  Anteros Arts Foundation

2011                     Finalist:  UK Handknitting Association Knitted Textile Awards

2011                     Crafts Council  Award for Innovation

2011                     Licentiate member of Society of Designer Craftsmen

2011                     Principal's Commendation: Norwich University College of the Arts Degree Show          









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