I work with pen and ink or digital media to produce technical illustrations and maps of this and other worlds. I'd love to discuss your project with you.
I am a handspinner who weaves and embroiders. I spin cotton, wool and silk into yarns for handspun handwoven fabrics, embroidered textiles and other items that delight me.
I teach workshops and individual students: if something I've done interests you, please get in touch.
A blog post about my Cassimere Insanity will be up shortly.
I began working as a technical illustrator during my undergraduate degree and have continued to draw ever since. While living in the UK I produced technical illustrations of plants and animals for Natural England, the Greensand Trust and many other English conservation agencies. I also write, design and illustrate information materials – leaflets and information panels – for individuals and local government agencies who wish to publicise areas of interest for their wildlife or archaeology, or to encourage local people to enjoy their local area. I am comfortable with pen and ink on paper as well as Illustrator, Photoshop and a graphics tablet.
I produce maps and other illustrations for academic publications and for fantasy and role-playing games, notably those published by Pelgrane Press.
I am a handspinner who weaves and embroiders.
Using a variety of spinning wheels and spindles I spin cotton, wool and silk into yarns for handspun handwoven fabrics, embroidered textiles and other items that delight me. I also dye my textiles (and anything else I can get my hands on) with fresh leaf Japanese indigo and indigo vats.
I blog here about what I do with fibre and how I do it.
A blog post with more information about my Cassimere Insanity published in the winter 2018 Spin Off will be up shortly.
I love to teach workshops and individual students: if something I've done interests you, please get in touch.
I learned to spin in the UK, where we lived for nearly 40 years. In 2017, when we returned to Canada, I shipped spinning wheels, looms and fibre to our new home on Vancouver Island.