I live in a tiny Fen-edge village where woodland, grassland and wetland meet. The plants and birds in this rich landscape are a constant source of inspiration for the fine silver jewellery I make, my botanical photography and my illustration work.
I grew up reading W Keble Martin’s Concise British Flora in Colour (aswell as the Magic Faraway Tree and the Necklace of Raindrops) and it led to me becoming a hedgerow nerd. His exquisite handpainted studies of British wildflowers and plants have had a strong influence on the botanical studies I share on Instagram.
After wrestling with hook and yarn for thirty years I finally learned to crochet in 2012. I have begun to develop my own designs inspired by the plants I gather, draw and photograph. My patterns are designed to be simple, beautiful and soothing to make and two of them have been published by Mollie Makes.
In January I launched a handwritten letter exchange as I missed writing letters by hand and I knew others did too. The response has been phenomenal – over 700 people signed up and the lovely handwritten post has started to arrive in people’s letterboxes around the world.
If you’d like to get in touch about a jewellery commission, crochet pattern, guest blogpost, collaboration or just to chew the fat then drop me a hello below.