Breakdown Print Addict
After successfully completing City & Guilds Creative Embroidery I continued to work with textiles until journaling and mixed media called. My return to mixed media art came through making a fabric and mixed media book on a workshop with Stephanie Redfern.
I have continued to develop work that combines mixed media and creative embroidery techniques. I particularly enjoy making books and have taught online workshops making altered books and handmade themed books.
In seeking to find my own voice I spent a year working with a limited colour palette, mostly on the theme of Venice. I then discovered breakdown printing which I love and this set me off on the theme of canals. My husband and I have walked alongside most of the canals in the West Midlands in the past few years.
Another theme that I have developed is based on trips to Florida. Outside of these three themes I make one-off pieces using different techniques and colours.