I had wanted to make lace since I was quite small. I could crochet, knit lace and
learnt to tat when I found a mixed crafts class in Weymouth, where I lived some 30
years ago. I learnt enough bobbin lace there to continue to teach myself. When I
came to live in Camberley, I saw an advertisement in a local paper for a lace teacher,
and I have been teaching at the adult Education Centre ever since. I have been teaching
City and Guilds Lacemaking since its inception.
I am a founder member of The Northdowns Lacemakers. I have served on the Executive
Committee of the Lace Guild and several of the sub-committees. I am an Assistant
Curator of The Guild museum. I am a member of OIDFA and love going to the congress.
I cannot say which kind of lace I like most because it changes. I am an advocate
of modern lace as I think tradition should evolve, but at the same time I love antique
"A Precious Moment"
Coloured Carrickmacross celebrates bringing my baby son home from hospital in 1971
and seeing the polyanthus my father had planted in my front garden for me.
Butterfly - A Fritillary group project.
One of triptych of 3 butterflies based on the same design and worked in Bedfordshire,
Braid and Torchon lace. I made them around 1980.
I made this for John Allen's challenge for the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra
Palace 2004. Made from 3 scarves cut up and dyed.