(Hi)Stories Uncovered

(Hi)Stories Uncovered

The thought that fabric captures and holds “memory” excites my imagination. The thought that an old piece of clothing is implanted with stories of the wearer. The thought that a piece of stitched table linen holds within it the secrets of a household. I take the phrase “the fabric of our lives” quite literally. >>
To The Creel

To The Creel

A series of work exploring the lives of the East Lothian fishwives. My research began as I discovered the local legend of "Half Hung Maggie" - the story of Maggie Dickson, a Musselburgh fishwife, who was hung in Edinburgh in 1723 and who miraculously revived as her body was carted home. >>
Not Just Blue

Not Just Blue

My current series of work shares often hidden experiences of motherhood through a series of fragile cot sized quilts and embroidered vintage baby garments. >>