Education and qualifications

Teachers' certificate (main subject Art) Cambridge Institute of Education

Diploma in Art and Design Goldsmiths' College, London

City and Guilds Certificates I and II Chelsea and Goldsmith's Colleges, London

Certificate in Design Education Middlesex Polytechnic, London

TESOL certificate level 4 Trinity College, London

Professional Experience


Textile Study Group, Associate member

Council member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen 1992-1995

President of the East Surrey Embroiderer's Guild 2000-2014

Chair of the New Embroidery Group,London 2007-2014

New Embroidery Group exhibition committee member 2013-2021


1984 - 'Gertrude Jekyll, Artist, Gardener and Craftswoman' by Michael Tooley - contributor-

1979 - Pictures without Paint – Focal Point filmstrips

1979 - Natural Dyes – Focal Point filmstrips-

1978 - Marshall Cavendish 'Book of Needlecraft' -Embroidery section -

1977 - 'Embroidery 'by Mary Gostelow- contributor 1978-

1976 - 'Golden Hands book of Collage' Marshall Cavendish-

Embroidery magazine – articles

2002 - Obituary for Joan Edwards Vol. 53 November -

1999 - Monet, Artist and Gardener - Vol 50 no 3 May

1996 - Light, Colour and Energy Vol 47 no 1 March

1995 - The Society of Designer Craftsmen Vol 46 no 4 -

1989 - Basic techniques – Parisian stitch Vol 40 no 3 -

1983 - Machine Embroidered gardens inspired by Gertrude Jekyll Vol 34 no 3-

1973 - Vegetable Dyeing Vol 24 no 4-

Solo exhibitions

1991 - 'Changing Elements' Dartington Cider Press Centre, Devon -

1989 - 'Changing Elements' London Ecology Centre, Covent Garden -

Group Exhibitions

2023 - Society of Designer Craftsmen, Wonder, The Oxmarket, Chichester

2023 - New Embroidery Group Hanging by a Thread The Allen Gallery, Alton, Hants

2022 - Transformations Bankside Gallery Society of Designer Craftsmen

2022 - Broderer’s Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2021 - Society of Designer Craftsmen, ‘Excellence’ Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex

2021 - New Embroidery Group, ‘A Point of View’, Denbies Gallery, Dorking, Surrey

2021 - Fabrications ‘Catching the Light’ at the Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

2019 - Fabrications 'Transition' wiith The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey & New Embroidery Group, The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey.

2018 - Fabrications 'Threads of Identity' with Robert Philipps Gallery, Walton-on-Thames,Surrey

2018 - New Embroidery Group, 50th Anniversary, Goldsmths' College, London

2017 - New Embroidery Group, 'Moving On' Knitting & Stitching Show, London, Harrogate

2017 - Fabrications 'Ebb & Flow' with Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

2016 - New Embroidery Group,'The Point of the Needle' with Oxmarket, Chichester, West Sussex & The Spa Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

2016 - Fabrications 'Time & Place' with The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey.

2015 - Fabrications 'In our Element' with the Robert Philips Gallery, Walton- on-Thames

2015 - Society of Designer Craftsmen '25cmx25cm', Mall Galleries, London

2014 - New Embroidery Group 'Fusion', Hall Place, Bexley, Kent & Oxmarket, Chichester, Sussex

2013 - International Miniature Textile Triennale, Lodz, Poland

2012 - New Embroidery Group, Knitting & Stitching show, London & Harrogate

2011 - 'Plants and Poland' Haslemere Museum, Surrey with Jane Walmsley

2010 - 2014 - 'Inspiration from Afghanistan', collaborative project with travelling exhibition, UK & Europe

2010 - New Embroidery Group, Greenstede Gallery, East Grinstead, Sussex

2008 - New Embroidery Group, Stitching and Knitting Show, Birmingham, London, Harrogate

2008 - Rye Art Gallery, Kent

2004 - Hall Place, Bexley, Kent – New Embroidery Group

2000 - 2013 - Surrey Artists Open Studios with Jane Walmsley

Residencies have included

The Roman Palace, Fishbourne, Sussex, Warden House Primary School, Deal, Kent, the Downs Primary School, Walmer, Kent, Benenden School, Kent, Oxted County Secondary School, Surrey, Court lodge Infants School, Horley, Surrey, St Andrew's Primary School, Cobham, St Matthew's Church of England school, Cobham, the Royal Kent School, Oxshott and the ACS International School Cobham, Surrey, Send Infant School, Woking, Surrey, Send Infant school, Woking, Surrey.

Workshops have included

Missenden Abbey,Bucks, West Dean College, Sussex, City Literary Institute, London National Trust, National Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, branches of the Embroiderers'Guild in the UK, New South Wales and Melbourne Australia, and local Art Societies