Going in Circles, My journey through Stitch

A look at the unusual route I have taken to get from my beginnings as a student through a mixture of careers to where I am now as a full time textile artist and how it is never too late to do what you want in your life.

Embrace your inner Wabi Sabi

See how the Japanese theory of imperfection can be embraced not only in your artwork but in your life to alter your approach for an ultimately life changing experience. This has been reviewed as one of the best talks ever at the craft shows.

Wabi Sabi, Weddings and War Bikes

Exploring the diverse role I have as a textile artist working in the modern era combining traditional techniques with a very contemporary outcome.

Crafting your Inner self

A look at how craft can be used as a tool to work through a process of self exploration and rediscovery. It also covers the use of alter egos in art and craft as a method of self expression. This is a talk that has gained excellent reviews on how it has changed peoples’ way of looking at life and how their creative practice can be a tool in moving forwards to a positive future.

How to book

Talks can be booked up to 2 years in advance

Talks last 1 – 1 1/2 hours and I bring a selection of work to accompany a power point.

I also bring a variety of items from my shop that are relevant to the talk including books, kits and fabrics.

Price £145 for guilds and associations

Travel chargeable at HMRC mileage rate at time of talk not booking

Accommodation will need to be provided if late finish or early start and travel too far

Many groups choose to combine a talk with a workshop or demonstration

If you need a special talk preparing then please contact me for a price. I can also provide resources to accompany the presentation.

Previous bespoke presentations include:

  • Starting a career as a freelance creative professional
  • How to succeed in the creative industry after university
  • Prepping your post-apocalyptic bunker
  • Corsets through the ages
  • Creatively healthy