In a former life I taught chemistry but have been interested in textiles from an early age having been taught knitting and dressmaking by my mother. I am interested in many forms of textiles from creating the fabric to using it in different ways. I actually dye painted the silk from which I made the outfit I wore to our eledest son's wedding. Now I have two grand-daughters I'm busy making smocked dresses just like my mother made for my sister nad myself when we were young. I'm a self confessed workshop junkie as I love learning new techniques even if I never use them and I love to pass on the things I have learnt to others.