My name is Kate, I am married with two grown up sons – they may not be children in age but they will never grow up in my eyes but they will never really grow up because they are male I live in the North East of England just north of Newcastle upon Tyne. I am a textiles teacher and I work in the largest secondary school in Newcastle. For my sanity I play about with textiles, anything from machine embroidery, weaving, hand embroidery to dressmaking. I have just taught myself how to crochet, I must have reached that age when I feel the need to sit and crochet a knee rug. I have lived in this male dominant household so long that I try my hardest to remain girly by sewing and doing annoying stuff (well the men find it annoying) like painting the conservatory pink and trying to put some bling into the house (I should say tasteful bling nothing too chavvy !) We have a little border terrier dog who is a girl, that was the negotiating point, so I do have another female to back me up.
We have a caravan in the Lake District where I can escape from reality. I love nothing more than walking and photographing wild flowers. These are the inspiration for my textile work.