I am constantly fascinated by the flexibility of stitch. I studied and worked at painting long before I took up embroidery and am conscious of the close relationship between painting and stitch. I have come to work with textiles late in my career and have been interested in the way fabric and stitch can represent ideas and concepts.

I think of myself as a storyteller, using print, stitch and textile as narration tools. A visit to the Foundling Museum resulted in research and designs for a group of work referring to the mothers and babies who, in the 18th century, had only this new institution to save them from their fate driven by poverty or social attitudes to single mothers.

My most recent body of work has been inspired by the drawings and sculptures of Henry Moore. In his work he combines power and pathos, showing the human figure in its strength and vulnerability.