My work and me

I'm a textile artist living in Dorset with my husband Nick, our two very lively Irish Setters, cheeky chickens and a cockerel called Colin!

My work is inspired by living in the countryside and near to the sea,fabulous walks with our dogs,their dog friends and looking after our chickens.

My aim is to capture the character of dogs and make people smile as I enjoy making quirky and fun pictures.

Each dogsinstitches picture is a riot of colour, pattern and texture. Recycled materials are appliqued, yarns embellished and then' I take a line for a walk ' with my sewing machine using free motion embroidery to draw my characters and add decorative pattern and detail.

My new lampshades have been handmade by me with digitally printed fabric from my Dogsinstitches characters.