Exhibitions and Work Undertaken

2020

August 2020  Found guest artist with Art Textiles:Made in Britain,Festival Quilts, NEC Birmingham

2019
May -July 2019 Warp and Weft II, Solo Show, Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham
Mar -May 2019 Warp and Weft I, Solo Show, New Milton Arts Centre
Feb -Mar 2019 ‘Demarco in Dunoon: Homage to Joseph Beuys in the Celtic World of Dunoon.’ Joint exhibition, Dunoon Burgh Hall, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
Jan- 23 Feb 2019 ‘Venus in the Landscape’ Salisbury Arts Centre

2018
Oct-Dec 2018 Selected for solo gallery World Festival Threads, Toronto Canada
Sept 2018 ‘Homage to Beuys’ Joint exhibition, Demarco Archives,Summerhall, Edingburgh

2017
Oct, Nov 2017 ‘Stone’ -Twisted Thread’s Knitting & Stitching Solo Show (London, Dublin and Harrogate)
May 2017 ‘Under the Microscope’-Joint exhibition with artist Helen Sill, Rum’s Eg Gallery, Romsey

2016
Jun 2016 ‘From the Earth Textiles’ Exhibition, Hertfordshire
Jan 2016 ‘Lithic’ alongside artist Peter Jackman, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey
Nov 2016 MADE Brighton, Brighton
Nov 2016 Contemporary Textiles Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey
Oct 2016 ‘Stitched’ – Romsey Abbey, Hants

2015
Jan 2015 25x25x25 Society of Designer Craftsmen, Mall Galleries, London
Summer 2015 Flitti ‘Black & White’ Finnish Felt Association, Jamsa, Finland

July 2014 10 out of 6, Degree Show, Desborough College, Eastleigh
2011-2014 Hampshire Schools Sustainability Project
April 2011 Lead artist -Woodgreen Community Felt Banner Project
2010-present Art tutor on international cruise ships
June 2009 Lead artist- Cranborne Community Hall Mural Project
2004-Present Hampshire Open Studios (10 days annually)
2002 Lead artist Hale primary school Felt Hat project

Training and Education

2019 Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen – Awarded full membership (juried)
2016 Salisbury Contemporary Craft and Heritage Festival ‘Best Local Maker’ Award
2011-2014 Foundation Degree in Arts (Stitched Textiles) Eastleigh College, with Distinction
2006-2007 City and Guilds Level 1 & 2 in Embroidery, City College, Southampton
1992 Runner Up – Daily Mail Young Countrywoman of the Year
1988 NatWest and NFU Venture Cash winner – £1000 research project into fine wool production
1988 Winner -Graduate Enterprise Program, Bristol
1985-1988 Seale-Hayne Agricultural College, Devon -HND in Agriculture, with Merit
Awards

Publications

2019 Embroiders’ Guild SEW magazine
2018 FiberArtsNow magazine-selected and featured felt artist
2018 Grima-Danish International Felt Magazine
2017 ‘Stone’ – International Feltmakers Magazine
2016 Worldwide Colours of Felt by Ellen Bakker – work included
2016 Felt Collars –Workshop on the Web
2015 Who and I? – Felt Matters, International Feltmakers Magazine
2014 Indigo Dyeing -Felt Matters, International Feltmakers Magazine
2012 Woodgreen Community Felt Project – Felt Matters, international Feltmakers magazine

Memberships

Full Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen (MSDC)
A member of the IFA (International Feltmakers Association)