About this teacher
I am a freelance artist, writer and teacher based in Stockport, Cheshire. I work in textiles and mixed-media. Felt-making, dyeing, stitching and printing are the main areas I work in.
As a child I loved to create, spending many hours drawing plants and flowers and making mini-books, purses and pin cushions.
I continued with my passion for the arts and gained art and textiles qualifications. After working as a design assistant in the fashion industry, I qualified as a teacher and I went on to teach textiles, fashion and general art & design courses in both further and adult education.
In addition, to teaching examination courses, I have delivered arts and crafts workshops in the local community for children, young people, adults and healthcare professionals.
For my community teaching I write all my own learning resources, which is helped by the writing skills I have gained as a published author of craft tutorials and projects.