I am a passionate environmentalist, educator and historian who achieved a Certificate in Permaculture in 2006 and graduated from the Open University in 2008 with a BSc(Hons) Environmental Studies. After many years working as a psychiatric nurse and primary school teacher I decided to follow my heart and start a business working with willow and wool, making willow baskets and sculptures, felted, knitted and peg loomed goods.
Over the last several years I have run workshops creating withy structures, both processional figures and living willow, at
a number of venues such as; Durham Lumiere, Whitby Folk Festival, Chopwell
Woods, Path Head Water Mill and schools throughout the North East.
I have recently moved to Dumfries and Galloway and am changing the business to suit my current circumstances. Therefore although I am still happy to make willow baskets, wreaths, sculptures and lanterns I am no longer working with living willow and am concentrating on wool work.
I am happy to work independently or with groups to teach felting, peg loom weaving and willow work.