Textiles have played a huge part in my life from an early age. I have always been fascinated by colour, texture and threads. Since retiring from a career in education I have been able to develop skills and techniques by attending City and Guilds Courses and a variety of workshops.
My work is heavily influenced by my surroundings - whether it be nature or architecture. I love bright colours and I create pieces using my own dyed fabrics and threads which are hand and machine stitched and decorated with buttons, beads and covered washers. I enjoy working in 3D making bags and vessels. I love to share my passion for textiles with others and I am available to teach workshops
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© Margaret Garrood
St. Ives Textiles