WENDY HALE

Inspired to sew by my grandmother at an early age I have been stitching most of my life.  My passion for textiles, embroidery & vibrant colours developed over the years and followed a natural progression to an enduring love of textile art and all things handmade.
I especially like using Kantha hand stitch and free motion machine embroidery in my work but aim to incorporate many different techniques to create a variety of textures.  I frequently integrate recycled materials, specifically bits & pieces from my travels or something that has been cherished by someone I know.  I find it satisfying to re-use and transform items giving a new lease of life to something old.
I continually collect things, reluctant to throw anything away as it may come in useful one day!