Relevant Education

1978 -1982          Scottish College Of Textiles (Now Heriot Watt University)

DA Honours in Textile Design

2008 – 2010          Edinburgh's Telford College

City & Guild Certificate in Design & Craft: Embroidery


1981     First prize       “Design In Action”

National competition for fabric design for fashion.

2010                    Telford's Department of Creative Arts

Award for Significant Achievement


1986 - 1995          Designer/maker with my own knitwear company

1997 – 2012          Freelance Group Facilitator

Working creatively with community groups throughout Midlothian. My work with parents is included in the latest Learning Teaching Scotland “Pre-Birth to Three National Guidance & Multimedia Resource”.

2012 – Present           Artist & Tutor

Producing contemporary stitched textile & mixed media pieces for exhibition, sale and commission. I run a programme of workshops from my studio as well as teaching nationally. In 2017 I will be teaching on the adult education programme with the National Galleries of Scotland.

Professional Membership


Edge - Textile Artists Scotland

Exhibitons (Selected)

2017 Hoxton Arches London, Prism, "Another View" 17th - 29th October

2017 RBSA Birmingham, Prism, "Another View" 29th April - 13th May

2016 Edinburgh Palette, Edge Textile Artists, Scotland "Strands Of Time"

2016 Unit Twelve Gallery, Stafford "A Group Gathering"

2016 Dancing Light Gallery, Lamancha "Textiles & textures"

2016 Gallery Knitting & Stitching Show, Scotland, Edge Textile Artists, Scotland

2016 Birnam Arts Centre, Edge Textile Artists, Scotland

"Between Myth and Ledgend"

2016 Lingwood Samuel Art, Godalming "Curiouser & Curiouser"

2015 Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick Edge Textile Artists, Scotland,

"Between Myth and Ledgend"

2015 The Weavers Gallery, Ledbury 'Daphne's Glove'

2015 RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow, Edge Textile Artists, Scotland,

"Between Myth and Ledgend"

2015 Unit Twelve Gallery, Stafford  "Meticulous Stitchers"

2015 Birnam Arts Centre, Edge Textile Artists, Scotland "Cutting Edge"

2014 Edinburgh Palette, Edge Textile Artists, Scotland "Cutting Edge"

2013 Unit Twelve Gallery, Stafford Contemporary Craft Open Exhibition

2013 The Found Gallery, Dunbar Spring Exhibition

2012 The Gallery Cafe, Penicuik "Stitching Stories" Solo Exhibition

2012 Remade, Musselburgh "Environmentals" Featured Artist

2011 Loopy Lorna's Teahouse, Edinburgh "A Mad Tea Party" Joint Exhibition

2011 Cullross Pottery & Gallery, Culross "Curiouser & Curiouser"

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