I have always been a maker, learning to sew with my mother during my childhood.
In 1998 I completed a degree in 3D Furniture Product Design before heading straight into the world of Costume and Prop Making. I have worked on the West End and also for Film and Carnival events.
I have also worked as an artist in residence in schools, museums and within a community setting. My passion for working with children and within the community was fostered at the age of 11, when I volunteered at the Mencap Play Schemes. It has continued to grow in the years that have followed.
At the Crafters & Makers studio in Hoylake, I teach sewing skills to people of all ages. I also continue to design and create costumes and work with schools and children’s groups whenever I can.
I have a keen interest in fabric sustainability. I am driven to reduce the amount of fabric waste by up-cycling fabrics in my work. I am currently designing zero waste sewing patterns for dressmaking.