I opened my Etsy shop when I was first starting out on my freelancer journey and it seemed like a good platform to use – popular, easy to navigate, recognisable, trusted. Of course now, most of the clients I create work for come to me through word of mouth or social media, and I’ll be launching my own Big cartel site in 2022, which feels scary and exciting in equal measure!
I’m really excited about a new body of textile work I am creating that seeks to explore how our connections to the landscapes that surround us have been fragmented, eroded by consumerism and societal pressure for “more”. I am hoping it will help to create more conversations around the work we must, as a human collective, do to stitch it all back together again. I began the journey with a piece made for a community banner, carried at Glasgow COP26, by Buy The Kilo, an amazing zero waste shop in Tynemouth, UK. The Land is Changing will be exhibited in Tynemouth, in July 2022.