I have been making rag rugs and other items with many different textiles for about seven years. My interest started when a friend gave me her box of rags and a tool as she was moving on to other crafts and after a short lesson, I was "hooked".
I began selling at craft fairs where I found that people were very interested in learning how to make rag rugs. A lady I met at my first craft fair asked if I would be interested in giving talks about my craft to local W.I. which I have been doing now for four years and thoroughly enjoy. I am a member of the Heritage Craft Association, which is the advocacy body for traditional crafts whose aim is to keep old crafts alive. I am also a member of Buy From Shropshire.
I love the challenge of learning new rug techniques and turning what is considered to be waste into beautiful items.
I enjoy passing on my skills to others.