8 minutes 46 seconds​

Close up of 8 minutes 46 seconds crochet artwork

2020,  crocheted Habu yarn Size: 2 cm Background to artwork: This crochet sketch was done in honour of George Floyd. I sat and crocheted for 8 minutes 46 seconds. There was no plan or pattern it was a piece of reflective freeform crochet. 8 minutes 46 seconds is the period of time the police officer … Read more

Crest of the Wave

Crest of the wave - crochet hairpin lace

2020, crocheted nylon thread, glass beads, and Lurex Size: 40 x 19 x 9 cm Background to the artwork: This freeform crochet artwork was inspired by the sea. During the one-hour lockdown exercise periods. I would walk to the sea by Rock-a-Nore in Hastings, East Sussex. I was fascinated by the jewel-like qualities of the … Read more

I Don’t See Colour

Tunisian Crochet with the work BLACK in cross stitch

2020, crocheted cotton and Wool Size: 10 x 17 cm Background to artwork: During the lockdown, I have created many crochet artworks. For this artwork, I want to experiment using thin crochet cotton to create Tunisian crochet. In the past, this type of crochet was often used as a replacement for Aida cross-stitch fabric. For … Read more

Tension Birds

Tension Birds

2018, crocheted and knitted wool Size: 10 x 5 cm My final project for my Masters in knitted textiles at the Royal College of Art explores the therapeutic benefits of knitting for a person’s mental health by creating what I call ‘Tension Birds’. I was inspired by reading Betsan Corkhill’s book Knit for Health & Wellness. Betsan is known as … Read more

Say it loud I knit and I’m proud!

Say it loud I knit and I'm proud

  My ‘Say it loud I knit and I’m proud!’ Illustration references the song ‘Say it loud I’m Black and I’m proud” performed by James Brown and written with his bandleader Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis in 1968. I have noticed that there are not many images of Black women knitting in the media. I created this … Read more

March on Cancer – Stand up to Cancer inspirational film

• March on Cancer – Stand up to Cancer inspirational film

On Saturday 11 October 2014, thousands of people marched across 15 cities in the UK to March On Cancer. A rallying film was shown before each march, to inspires the marchers as part of Cancer Research UK‘s (CRUK) Stand Up To Cancer campaign. I was proud to  be asked to part. My dad died of prostate cancer … Read more