teaching and learning

I am passionate about passing on my skills and enriching lives by inspiring my students to develop imaginative self-expression through creative, artistic and personal exploration.  

I offer a programme of talks, workshops, masterclasses and residencies in contemporary stitched textiles and mixed media techniques. Scroll below to find out more.

I also offer private tuition and mentoring for students – either in a group or on a one-to-one basis.

If you are interested in booking me, or finding out more information about my teaching programme please email me.


I have developed a series of talks and lectures that I present to specialist textile groups and organisations interested in my practice.  These talks can be at your own venue, or booked as an online lecture. A practical workshop can follow a talk, connecting theory to practice.

Topics for my talks and lectures include:

  • Contemporary Appliqué
  • Culture, Colour and Cloth
  • Design – the essential ‘elementals’
  • From Source to Surface
  • How to be Creative in Textile Art
  • Identity and Intimacy
  • Lacebook
  • Rip it Up and Start Again
  • Text in Textiles
  • Upcycled Cloth: Ingredients & Landmarks

If you would like to book a talk, or enquire about prices and availability please email me.


My workshops can be held over one, two or three days, and are designed for small groups. They can be taught online or at a venue of your choice as day schools, or as an extended course as a residential programme.

There are many workshops in stitch and design techniques to choose from, including:

  • All Stitched Up
  • Analysing Colour
  • Appliqué Eyes and Faces
  • Between the Lines
  • Constructed Surfaces
  • Contemporary Appliqué – Rip it up and Start Again
  • Contemporary Collage – mixing media for stitch
  • Contemporary Fabric Manipulation
  • Lacebook
  • Text in Textiles

My workshops are suitable for complete beginners and those with advanced skills. I place the emphasis on each student’s needs, and run my workshops in a structured yet flexible way, so everyone works at their own pace in a very supportive environment.

If you would like more information about my workshops, please email me..


I offer a selection of masterclasses for intermediate and advanced students who wish to extend and refine their skills in specific areas of contemporary stitched textiles and design principles. These challenging masterclasses are designed to explore and enhance skills in observation, technique and process, and to promote and develop individual style and professional practice. My masterclasses will enable you to expand your knowledge of artists and art history, experiment with new materials and different methods of working, and broaden your personal visual language.

For more details about my masterclasses, please email me.


I have worked on many residencies in schools, community organisations, health groups and youth forums to produce collaborative textile art work for celebrations, street parades, drama productions, galas, one-off events and public spaces.

For current prices and availability, please email me.