Having been taught embroidery by my grandma, I dabbled in many stitch-based creative activities until I found free machining, which became, and still is, my favourite technique.
Many things inspire me – ancient marks in stone, particularly Pictish symbols; sea- and landscapes; old, worn surfaces whether on a rotting hulk or a carefully darned sheet; interpreting places I have been in an abstract way.
Latterly, some of my work has had a figurative element. I was particularly disturbed by the migrant crisis, and the rise in homelessness in my city. Figures depicting these sad situations appeared in some pieces. Mixed media including printing is often apparent in my work. I love that in textile art, anything goes!