Alex came to embroidery by way of upholstery and furniture restoration, which led her to make stitched seat covers to fit to old chairs. She then discovered a passionate interest in designing. The City & Guilds course introduced her to the huge possibilities of techniques like dyeing, manipulating, burning etc., as well as stitching and using a mixture of media. Studying for the Diploma at Windsor she discovered art and began to relate art to stitching.
To help to develop her artistic skills she has taken painting, drawing and life drawing classes, and a continuing advanced design class.
Although inspired by nature, she is also fascinated by the possibilities of trying out new materials. This experimentation is what she finds the most interesting part of the artistic process.
2010 …H.E. Diploma in Stitched Textiles, Windsor, Berkshire, with Distinction
2004/6 … City & Guilds Creative Embroidery Parts 1 & 2 – Richmond Community College, Surrey
Society of Designer Craftsmen MSDC
Phoenix Contemporary Textile Group (PCTG)
Wey Valley Workshop
2018 …’The Maker’s Art, SDC North Surrey Group, The Lightbox Art Fund Gallery, Woking
2018 …’Transient’. Prism, Hoxton Arches, London
2018 …’The Responsive Stitch’, Art Gallery, Denbies wine estate, Dorking, Surrey
2017 …’The Maker’s Art’ SDC North Surrey Group, Cranleigh Arts Centre, Surrey
2017 …’Another View’. Prism, The Royal Birmingham Society of Artist’s Gallery, Birmingham, and Hoxton Arches, London
2016 …‘The Maker’s Art’, SDC North Surrey Group, Guildford House, Guildford, Surrey
2016 …‘Strata – a Stitched Excavation’, PCTG, Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
2016 …‘Threads of Meaning’, Wey Valley Workshop, Guildford House, Guildford, Surrey
2016 …’Fracture’, Prism, Hoxton Arches Gallery, London.
2015…‘Lines of Communication’ Prism, Hoxton Arches, London
2015…‘The Makers Art’. Society of Designer Craftsmen – North Surrey Group,
2015…Ramster Embroidery Exhibition, Chiddingfold, Surrey
2014…‘Coded – Decoded’ Prism – Mall Galleries, London, & Knit and Stitch
2014…’Structure, Surface, Stitch’, Wey Valley Workshop – South Hill Park, Bracknell, Berkshire
2014…’Threads of Conversation’, PCTG – Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
2013….‘Liminal’, Prism – Mall Galleries, London
2012… ‘4×4’ – Menier Gallery, London
2012… Prism exhibition ‘Hidden places hidden spaces’, Mall Galleries, London
2011…‘Drawn to Light’, Moths – Runnymede Gallery, Old Windsor, Berkshire
2011…Society of Designer Craftsmen – Mall Galleries, London
2010…Diploma Final Exhibition – East Berkshire College, Windsor, Berkshire
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