Kath uses hand embroidery and a combination of patchwork and applique techniques to create her pictures capturing life at the coast. Using drawing as a starting point, Kath works surrounded by a collection of old shirts, dresses and household linens which she re-cycles and combines with simple embroidery stitches.
Kath was born in Leeds and grew up in Northamptonshire, about as far from the coast as you can get, before moving to Kent in 1998. Living by the coast has been a big influence on her work and is still her main source of inspiration. Recurring themes are days at the ‘seaside’, sailing boats and of course the ‘seagulls’, which are a constant presence.
Kath graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1994, where she studied ceramics and textiles. Going on to specialize in hand embroidered textiles, Kath exhibits locally and is a regular participant in SEAS Open Studios. Kath lives in Deal, where she also works as a teaching assistant in a local primary school.
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