I am a Textile Artist with a focus on environmentally sympathetic practice. My flat-pack mannequins are a long term and permanent project and now, adjacent with the business of my flat-pack figures, I use eco and repurposed fabrics to make clothing, items and art pieces that are presented on FlatMannies whenever possible.
I have practised in art and design with a sensibility towards sustainability for years. A piece from my recycling work is archived in the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) in Poole, England and is a piece that formed part of a collection that won me the Best Newcomer Prize at the Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey in 2004. Since then one of my early embroidery designs has been used as a visual, on screen, in Season 2 of the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee.
I often embellish cloth with printed, appliqued or embroidery designs or with a combination of construction techniques. I have always had an affinity towards surface pattern and playing with colour and shape ever since the days of graduating from Brighton with a Fashion-Textiles degree and gaining a place at Texprint, London in the same year.