I've worked in the creative industry for most of my adult life. After spending some time at art college, I went to work for my family’s business making theatre props and exhibition displays from polystyrene. I stayed in the family business until I left to have children in 2000. In 2008 I started up my own business ‘Wallflower Etc.' trading in antique textiles and clothing. It was during this time that I picked up many tricks and skills in repairing and cleaning antique textiles. As time went on I became more interested in restoring and preserving items of interest than in selling them. In 2014, to back up my skills with some formal training, I took a certificate course in technical hand-embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework. Since then I've worked with interior designers, museums, stately homes, and with private clients. When I'm not restoring and conserving textiles, I'm creating stitched artworks of my own.