I was born and have lived in East Yorkshire virtually all my life. I had worked as a teacher for nine years when, in 1981, my husband, Paul, brought home a book from the library, and my fascination with quilling began. Since then, I have taught in Adult Education and private classes, and in workshops nationwide.
In 1982, Paul and I started a small business, making and selling paper strips and designs for quilling. The business expanded to sell books, kits and DVDs throughout the world. Although we have retired from the business, I still write and publish books on quilling and run classes and workshops.
I was a founder member of The Quilling Guild and was made Honorary Vice President for my work for the Guild. I have two daughters, Cate and Jo, who are, themselves, accomplished quillers. I am happiest at home, designing new patterns and ways to quill.