I am a self-taught textile artist/designer-maker. I make cushion covers and textile pictures using applique techniques with recycled fabric (clothes, household linens and remnants). Some of the fabric I use is vintage, some is just plain second-hand. I am inspired by the different patterns, colours and textures in fabric and the way these can be combined to create something new. All designs are my own – mostly animal-based – I like to think they look characterful and friendly, without being overly cute or twee.