Some of you may already know me through my work as The Woolly Pedlar. For the past eight years, I have worked as a textile designer, turning waste wool knitwear into upcycled clothing.
However, as I approach sixty, I feel it is time for new chapter. I have always promised myself that by the time I was 60, I would be a writer. So, I am heading off to Newcastle University in September to undertake a MA in Creative Writing.
What was the woolly garret at the top of our house, has now become the wordy garret.
I live in a wonderful part of the world, in rural West Northumberland, with my husband Tim, in a house in the countryside with its own little stream and beautiful garden. Our three children are all grown up, and we are delighted to have recently become grandparents to little Daisy.
Before running my own business as The Woolly Pedlar, I taught children with severe learning difficulties for many years. I loved my work, and would try to bring the world alive to my students through sensory dramas and creativity in my work.