My love of nature, cultivated as a child growing up in England, can be seen in all of my work. I have a passion for gardening, loving the smell of the various herbs and their healing properties. My favorite is lavender, and I use it in my popular sleep pillows. I also make oils including mint, comfrey, arnica and others.
I learned to knit as a child, then learned to spin wool in 1980. Since then, I have spun yarn from many different animal fibers, including Samoyed and collie dogs, sheep, alpacas, goats, Persian cats, and rabbits. I raised angora rabbits and used their wool for my Camelot-themed stuffed bunnies.
I have lived in Charlottesville since 1978, when my husband retired from the U. S. Air Force. I worked at Ashlawn-Highlands for 18 years, doing demonstrations and tending the herb garden. I also worked at the Michie Tavern, and sold my work at the Charlottesville City Market for 20 years. I love the Charlottesville area, and became an American Citizen in 1999.