When did you first think about this craft?
It was just a natural evolution of my career from designing and making garments. People who encountered my work wished to collaborate on projects, particularly Judith Clark, with whom I have worked on a number of significant commissions.
Is your work contemporary?
When it is possible, I like to combine tradition and innovation. I take historical techniques and interpret them in a modern way, particularly in embroidery, using both historic and modern materials.
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What’s the proudest moment of your professional life?
One of my proudest moments is making the film for the V&A Opus Anglicanum exhibition, because I had to sit at a distance from my frame piercing stitches at an arms length 1 silk thread in diameter and make even stitches of 2mm long.
What is The Scrubbery?
Conceived before the start of the pandemic, The Scrubbery began as a family run initiative. I started sewing scrubs for my daughter, a Junior Doctor, who lacked appropriate PPE. Today, with the help of family, friends and over 150 volunteers, the project has provided over 26,000 items to healthcare workers across London.