I spent four years at art college studying Fashion and Textile Design, am a Member of the Chartered Society of Designers and work as a freelance knitwear designer.
After leaving college I started my own business, designing and selling knitwear to shops across America and in Paris. A part-time job lecturing in Fashion Design, for (what was then) Bournemouth College of Art, made me realise I loved teaching and sharing my enthusiasm for design and textiles with others.
I am a qualified and experienced tutor and have run City & Guilds Hand Knitting courses continuously since 1990. City & Guilds acknowledged my high standards at an awards ceremony in London when student Sandra Neal received a Gold Medal for Hand Knitting.
I keep up with colour, yarn and style trends at the yarn trade fairs Expofil (Paris) and Pitti Filati (Florence) and London Fashion Week.