Hi there, I'm Jess. Thanks for visiting my website; I hope you enjoy looking around!
I am a textile artist and freelance arts practitioner (wearer of many hats!) based in our beautiful North East of England. I work from a small studio in rural Northumberland, dividing my time between developing my own practice and working with organisations to make art accessible in the community.
My background is in teaching (art and textiles) and embroidery design; experiences which continue to influence my work today. I'm a bit of a magpie and these days can be found scouring charity shops and flea markets for vintage linens, papers and found objects. These treasures find their way into my slow stitched textile pieces and paper collages, most of which explore nostalgia and narrative. You'll often find me recording the landscape in stitch and paint too: As every day begins with a long dog walk, I find I naturally soak in the changes in colours and light that come with each season.
I hope you enjoy browsing my website. If you'd like to have a chat about an idea or ask about booking talks or workshops, please use the contact page to get in touch.