This is obviously my year! First the medal for excellence and then the Broderers Prize. I have just been presented with my medal on my last City & Guilds weekend at Missenden Abbey. I have worked there since 1991 delivering C & G courses and others during that time. I will miss meeting people from all walks of life and sharing in their creative journey. I hope that I have made a difference and inspired all those who have come to the Abbey to develop their creativity. There have been many talented embroiderers and it has been a very great pleasure to work along side them.
There is much work still to do, free-lance workshops and summer schools, more books to write and my own work to develop. I look forward to it all.This is the last group of City & Guilds students I will have the pleasure of working with. They have produced some stunning work and I am proud to have played a small part in their creative development.