When Anne was six months old, her father's career as a mining engineer brought the family to St Newlyn East. This was the start of her lifelong love of Cornwall. Following schooling in Rickmansworth, she trained as a nursery nurse. After marrying in 1968 she took up teacher training, when her tutor encouraged her in her discovery of textiles, with a particular focus on applique, embroidery and screen-printing on fabric. After teaching for a year, Anne took maternity leave, during which time she started to spin and to weave with Mike Halsey of the Handweavers Studio in North London. The birth of her daughter was followed by two more girls. Although she resumed teaching, she found little time for art over the next twenty years. On taking early retirement, Anne pursued the Illustration BA (Hons) course at Falmouth College of Arts 2000 - 2003. She has recently returned to her earlier love, by joining the Cornwall Spinners Weavers and Dyers Guild. Since then she has completed a work inspired by Chapel Porth, started in 1977, and has done three others based on the Cornish coast and her surroundings. in 2011 Anne completed a NCFE course L2 in Art and Design, in which she exhibited a piece of embroidered batik-work "Dandelion." In 2009/10 Anne attended NCFE Courses in Textiles and Mixed Media run by Hazel McGregor, in association with Cornwall College at Pool. Each year's course involved an exhibition of work at Cornwall College, Pool, Redruth. Anne joined Outhere and participated in Open Studios at Higher Stennack Farm, Higher Stennack, Troon, Camborne in 2011.
Anne's woven pieces are worked on a frame. She explores mixed media, machine-embroidering on different fabrics, including rip-stop and PVC which has been drawn on with wax-oil crayons. She also enjoys doing hand and machine-embroidery on batik.
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Open Studios Cornwall 2011
Association of Illustrators 2003-2010
Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers 2008-2011
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