Fiona originally trained in Fine Art, and over the course of her career, developed a passion for textiles.

She is inspired by the beauty and diversity of the landscape that surrounds us, exploring this by taking photographs, recording the colours of the changing seasons and capturing the light at different times of the day. Through a series of sketches, she focuses on the  rhythms, colours and textures that are very much a feature of her work, using both free motion machine and hand stitching to create her fine art embroideries.

Small pieces of hand-dyed scrim, hessian, silk fabric, and fibres are laid out to create an impression of the planned composition.
Once this is done, drawing is done by sewing machine, laying down tone and creating movement. Finally, hand stitching is applied, developing highly textured detail. Each piece of work can take several weeks to complete.