Today I am setting up my new art blog. This means typing at the computer instead of drawing, painting and stitching. I have just been told by Melissa that it is normal to talk about what I do in my first new blog post so here goes. I am an artist working with textiles. I hand dye threads and fabrics, you can find these on my website www.TamarThreads.co.uk. I also make pictures using a combination of pen, paint and stitch. My subjects are often plants that grow locally here in the Tamar Valley in Cornwall, I particularly like weeds and wild plants. I have quite a large garden and spend a lot of time keeping it looking, what I hope is informal, but suspect is simply wild and overgrown! My pictures have been described as ‘soft focus botanical art’, and I think this sums up my work style well.