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Ann has been working seriously with textiles for many years. She particularly enjoys teaching and encouraging others to pursue and excel in this craft.

Although originally her craft has been self taught Ann acquired and used her teaching certificates to teach embroidery, patchwork and design to students studying City and Guilds and degree courses privately, through the Crafts Council and Adult education colleges Ann has won several awards including the National Embroidery championship and Embroiderers Guild President’s cup. Her work has been selected for display in many national exhibitions.

She mentors the CHAT group which is now well known and admired for its well executed exhibits displayed in a very professional manner, giving credibility to a group of embroiderers who wished to be accepted as textile artists. Ann offers workshops in her own Studio in Berden and also travels to give workshops both in this country and abroad.

She has written numerous articles for magazines and although having been asked many times has not managed to write her book yet.

Ann likes to work on large bold pieces. She has the exceptional skill of using and teaching the art of freehand on the sewing machine and sews through anything including tomato puree tubes and other metals! Fabric manipulation and layering are other areas of interest with a recent curiosity for mark making stitches by hand.

Her inspiration comes from various sources including fashion, architecture, African Art and landscapes allowing her chosen materials to further influence the design process.





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