The Plant Tree of Life

Plant Tree of Life banner

2021, Knitting, crochet & embroidery Materials: Cotton Size: Width 153 cm x Length 266 cm The artwork is on display in Davies Exploration House which is behind the Temperate House at Kew Gardens.    Background to Plant Tree of Life artwork: The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, commissioned this artwork. The creative output was one large-scale … Read more

20 – I can’t breathe​

Close up shot of 20 – I can't breathe a knitted artwork

Size:  Height 86 cm x  Width 70 cm Background to – I can’t breathe​ This is artwork was created for Instagram. I like to produce work that is seen outside of the gallery setting.  Instagramart enables me to respond to events and receive feedback from people all over the world. The video below is called … 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

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

A jumper for Henry Titchener

A jumper for Henry Titchener

I created the artwork ‘Henry’s jumper’ in response to BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Archers’ Domestic Violence storyline. The aim of the jumper is to hi-light the issues that face children in families where there is domestic abuse. “Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. But … Read more

Installing #thearchers knitted artwork

  When installing knitted street art it is important to document the event. You put the work in place not knowing if it will be vandalised or stolen. With this artwork the installation timing was crucial. I knew I wanted to make a statement about the domestic violence storyline in The Archers. After listening to … Read more