I am a Design Anthropologist, with a backgroun in Community Textile Museum and Fashion Heritage. I am researching particularly in the way fashion and clothing shapes community and individual identities. I am particularly looking at children's material culture as the illustration of the socialising impact of fashion and clothing.
From the female strand of my Breton family, I have inherited of a passion for the needleworks of all sorts, amateur knitting, mummy's mending, cross-stiching, embroidery, with the idea that fingers should always be kept busy! I have articulated this busy finger's attitude with a passion for folk music, as a celtic harp player (still cords and strings!). And a love for contemporary fiber arts exploring the concepts of heritage and memories.
I live in Galashiels, am the mum of three and have recently adopted a Border Collie. I love hill-walking around Galashiels and beyond in the breadthtaking Scottish landscapes. I am really fascinated by the strong communities of the Borders, their song culture and their sense of brotherhood.