Frances never had a career of sorts, but has always enjoyed sewing. She took courses at the Royal School of Needlework, and even made her own wedding dress! When living in Saudi Arabi for several years, she took up quilting and on her return to England decided that she wanted to learn how to design her own quilts.
Frances enrolled on the Level 2 Quilt Making course, before progressing on to Level 3 and also taking up Level 2 Embroidery. Before she knew it, she was continuing on to the Level 3 Building an Art & Design Portfolio, and learning lots of new art techniques she had never come across before!
Frances’s favourite part of the Portfolio course was learning how to etch and print, which also involved some lino cutting. Her final project involved hanging a silk muslin cloth decorated with printed leaves, on which she projected images of flora and fauna of the New Forest.
“I couldn’t even take photographs before, and now I’m making them into films!”