Hello, my name is Kate, I am a textile artist and a qualified teacher. My three main areas of work covered on this website are Textile Art, Keepsake Bears and Workshops.
My inspiration primarily originates in Northumberland and Cumbria where I explore nature. I photograph the colours, patterns and textures, these are used to inform my textile artwork.
The exploration of colour and texture is further developed through dyeing fabrics, threads and textured yarns, I combine colours using variegated dyeing techniques. French knots are my favourite way of adding texture within hand embroidery and are incorporated into many pieces of my work.
You can follow some of my work on my blogor have a look at my work on my Folksy or Etsy sites.
Blink twice and your children have grown up. As a mother of two grown up boys I know how quickly this happens and I also know how important it is to cherish your precious memories which is why I started to make Kates Kloths Keepsake Bears. These have been designed from my own pattern and can be personalised with unique freestyle machine embroidery onto the teddies feet.
I am a qualified secondary school teacher and adult education tutor. I can teach a wide range of textile related workshops to all ages. I will be happy to discuss any ideas that you may have about workshops you would like to offer. Contact me to discover a whole new world of textile art. Find out more about my workshops here – Workshops