Always fascinated by surfaces, I have last year been wallowing in decoration of all sorts. My stitched image of the woman in red was a portrait of 'Carol' taken from a life drawing , printed and machine stitched to follow the drawn line . Some of the manipulated fabrics in blue and cream were part of the 'Heart of Glass ' exhibition at Stockport art gallery , (extravagance of carnival in Venice ). I enjoy taking decoration into three dimensions and am moving away from the froth of the past to investigate Museum artefacts including the wrapping and decoration found on Egyptian relics. My new work will be influenced by the past but hopes to sit in the present .