About me... What shall I tell you?... I have a passion for textiles, fibres and thread!
I am an award winning textile artist, following my heart and challenging my abilities. I'm presently enjoying the challenge of conjuring flesh from thread with my hand embroidered portraits... a change from my previous work creating animals and flowers from wet felted wool and a free-motion, machine embroidery.
I work from my attic studio at home in the Yorkshire Dales under the name Marmaladerose (it's a long story). I'm surrounded by hills, sheep and wild windy skies but it's not the wide undulating landscapes that inspire me... it's the small places. A tangle of grasses and buttercups underneath a bush, the wild flowers and daisies around a gate post, the corner of a summer meadow...the secret world of wildlife.
I have no rules or guidelines, no one to please but myself and my clients. My work is purchased by lovely people from all over the world with pieces in homes as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America. I have received, amongst others, invitations to teach in Australia, exhibit in Hong Kong and guest present on a TV craft channel.
I recently won the Knitting and Stitching Show Self Portrait Competition. and had my felt artwork featured in the UK TV comedy show, 'Meet the Richardsons'. My embroidered portraiture has featured on the cover of Embroidery magazine. I exhibit my work in galleries and at art events in the UK.