My first formal introduction to embroidery was when I became a member of the Auckland Embroiderers’ Guild in 1988.

In 1993 I moved with my family to Tauranga and immediately joined the Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild. I graduated with the Diploma of Art from the BOP Polytech.

The knowledge I gained through this study gave me a pathway to broaden my thinking of art with, and beyond the needle.

I regularly attend exhibitions and Arts Forums and Fibre Arts NZ in Wanganui each April, exploring many mediums, which I believe enhances my stitch practice.