Jackie began as an embroiderer and it was only by accident when adding small areas of felt to her work that she realised how much she enjoyed making it. She enjoys all the machine embroidery and calls it drawing with her sewing machine.
Explaining how she worked and early piece of work
Some of her early work stitched on a ground of silk paper.
small bags - some of her early work
Jackie went on holiday to the west coast of Clare in Ireland and was inspired by the peace she found there as well as all the beautiful range of colours. Looking at the landscape she thought of the words from W B Yates - 'Peace comes dropping slow' from the poem 'The Isle of Innisfree.
She also explained her more recent work and the layers that went into producing the pieces.
What a wonderful array of beautiful work. We were all inspired to do wonderful things.