I am a founder member of The WoolClip in Caldbeck and I have knitted for as long as I can remember. We have 3 different breeds of sheep on our family farms and fell, near Hesket Newmarket; Swaledales, Blue Faced Leicester and Shetland. The fleeces from our sheep is spun up and used to create sweaters, cardigans, hats, scarves and small items. I also make them into knitting kits.
In 2008 I went to Newton Rigg College to do an Art & Design course, which helped me expand my designs and ideas. I had great fun and learnt lots of different ways of creating new products by dyeing wool, silk and cotton to make scarves, corsages, cushions, ties and pictures, which I then embroider and applique.
My inspirations come from my beautiful surroundings.