b. 1953

Graduate Loughborough College of Art & Design  1976 and MA Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University) 1977

A well known and much admired artist, lecturer and organiser within  the annual Textile Tent at Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire – founded in 1977 – regular demonstrator since 1983 and Head of Textiles since  2010

Significant commissions include the  Oncology Building of Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Student Union Atrium at Sheffield University – additionally  many  pieces are in private collections

Hand embroidery is combined with a fluent  use of the Irish machine metamorphosing her observational drawings into evocative  landscapes

Profile The World of Embroidery July/August 1998

Diana Springall A Brave Eye by June Hill  Bloomsbury 2011 Chapter 10 Collection