Margaret has worked in textile arts and crafts for the past 15 years. She has a real passion for embroidery, enjoying the challenge of interpreting a design into stitch. She makes craft items such as books, boxes, bags and textile art hangings and panels.
Starting with a photograph she takes her inspiration from the local landscape. She uses a variety of techniques, making her own paper and silk paper, printing and dyeing as the design dictates. Her work includes hand and machine embroidery, applied treads, fibres, fabrics, digital images, paints and pastels.
Margaret has a City & Guilds parts 1 & 2 in Creative Embroidery and a NVQ level 4 in Visual and Applied Arts practice, all gained at Derby College. She has taken part in Perthshire Open Studios since 2009 under Cloth-Paper-Stone with Deirdre and John Gittins. She has exhibited in various venues locally, frequently in the Mefan Winter Open, and last year in a collaborative event with 9 other artists at the Barn Gallery, The Bield at Blackruthven. www.clothpaperstone.com