Kathleen is a freelance designer and embroiderer producing a wide range of innovative textile works. She enjoys blending traditional techniques with contemporary designs and unusual mediums to construct beautiful textiles – – from floral patterns in organza to goldwork. Kathleen draws, designs and dreams most days, continually adding source and reference material to an ever increasing visual and stimulating collection.   For her, this dreaming process is part of the act of creating and is as important to her as the finished piece.

Click here to learn more about Kathleen in her interview with Valerie Nesbitt.

Signature Technique:

Using organza, reverse applique and soldering irons to create floral panels.

Kathleen’s Top Tips

– Use reverse applique to clip off areas so that colours come through.
– Use biased edges and programmed stitches to create beautiful book covers.