Irish Phoenix

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My Bio

I have come back to sewing and embroidery after 30 years!Yes 30 years! My earliest memories are sitting with my grandmother and learninng to sew and knit although the mysteries of turning a heel on a sock still elude me. I have been a sculptor for many years but ahd to quit a few years ago due to ill health and started to make art on the computer but it always lacked that tactile quality and degree of satisfaction I got from using real materials.

Two years ago I went to look for a basic machine to sew up the edges of my embropidery corners and came home with a Janome machine and thatw as the start of a wonderful obsession with making work using different materials.I started off making quilts and have now broadened my interests into fabric dyes and experimentals titchery into pieces. I always loved making collages so now I am doing that with materials and found objects.

I found Quilting Arts magazine last year and am absolutley hooked!!