Based in the heart of the New Forest, I have been stitching since I was a child. As an adult I trained at the Royal School of Needlework (RSN), Hampton Court Palace as a specialist in the art of hand embroidery. I work as a tutor for the RSN at various locations across the UK. However, primarily I work as a freelance embroiderer and tutor all over the country running independent workshops and holidays for a variety of organisations. I like to develop my own body of work and I recently won the category for Raised Embroidery in an Internationally Prestigious competition, run in conjunction with Inspirations Magazine and Beating Around the Bush convention 2018. My aim is to encourage the art of hand embroidery making it accessible to all, whilst capturing nature and the beauty of the world around us with thread.