Iam a textile sculptor living on the beautiful Hampshire coast. The Textile Menagerie is my imaginary storyland of creatures. I use reclaimed textiles in my work, a soft, worn medium that carries the imprints of lives previously encountered. Old cloth, conveying a sense of history, lends itself perfectly to my endeavours.

My making process is slow, manipulating fabric into form, allowing a personality to develop organically as I wrap, fold, stitch and stuff. I aim to weave a little soul and magic into every beastie I create.

My depictions are stylised, obviously inspired by the animals of our world, but not an attempt to replicate that beauty and perfection. Instead, the idea of a specific species informs a more surreal interpretation, unbound by reality.

Iam a textile sculptor living on the beautiful Hampshire coast. The Textile Menagerie is my imaginary storyland of creatures. I use reclaimed textiles in my work, a soft, worn medium that carries the imprints of lives previously encountered. Old cloth, conveying a sense of history, lends itself perfectly to my endeavours.

My making process is slow, manipulating fabric into form, allowing a personality to develop organically as I wrap, fold, stitch and stuff. I aim to weave a little soul and magic into every beastie I create.

My depictions are stylised, obviously inspired by the animals of our world, but not an attempt to replicate that beauty and perfection. Instead, the idea of a specific species informs a more surreal interpretation, unbound by reality.