I am a writer and an artist (as well as a teacher and a therapist) and have a genuine love for all things crafty and creative, my main passions being embroidery, knitting, tatting, jewelery making, illustration and unconscious drawing.
I use my creativity as a way to better understand myself and others and find it a helpful medium through which to explore and resolve problems.
My work is centred on personal growth, emotional wellbeing and physical health.
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Since graduating (sadly, many eons ago now…) I have founded and run a literary arts magazine; been a web designer, a graphic designer, an editor, a sub editor, an art director, a copywriter, a literary consultant, a poet, an aspiring novelist, a teacher, a therapist, an intuitive healer, a tarot and oracle card reader, and many other less inspiring things – like a pizza delivery girl, data input clerk and barmaid.
For the last couple of years, I have been hard at work carving out a new identity.
You can watch it evolving here:
Why I Knit
I love knitting. It’s one of my favourite things to do. I knit every day for hours at a time. Knitting calms me and relaxes me, helping me to unwind. I use it as a way to ground and centre myself.
I first learnt to knit when I was six years old and like many other young girls it was my grandmother who taught me.
My initial project was (no surprises…) a scarf. From the very beginning, I was hooked. I made scarves, shawls, cowls, hats, gloves and socks, etc… And I gave them to all of my family, as well as my friends. Some were grateful. Others were not.
Over the years I have knitted on and off, dipping in and out as I traversed my own path of creative discovery. I knit with friends and as part of a weekly group. I knit on my own – queuing at the Post Office, waiting for an appointment, travelling on the bus, etc. I also teach. And I get great joy from my students.
My knitting has taken on many forms and accompanied me across as many continents. When I left England two years ago, my knitting came with me and I sacrificed clothing space in my suitcase for needles, patterns and wool. In Sydney, Australia, it was my closest friend and responsible for my emotional survival.
Now, which currently happens to be a delightful combination of both England and the island of Mallorca (lucky me!), it serves an additional purpose. Having knitted solely for pleasure up until this point, I have decided that the time has come to knit for my supper too. This was what inspired the ‘Single Sock’ project, my first official pursuit.
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