My background in textiles is in silk screen printing based in Macclesfield with it's heritage of silk manufacturing, which is why I love the detail and design of fine fabric - from the tiny paisley print and flower prints for Liberty to the grand curtain fabrics with the designs taken from old block printing and transferred to silk screen printing, working closely with many designer and companies -
Adamly textiles, http://www.adamley.com/index.html,
to name a couple.
I design and make my own patterns and adapt other vintage patterns to suit my needs.
I just love the feel and colours of the vintage materials and my craft takes time to prepare and put together to get the best look and design. I put a great deal of detail into both the cushions or art textile canvases I am sewing.
My background again comes into this as detail and accuracy was the key to the designing process in silk screen printing.
My further professional career took me into teaching Early Years and working with children in education.
I especially love the craft, sewing, knitting, pattern designing and teaching these skills to adults and children.