The journey began with walks in the hills I discovered these abandoned cottages and homesteads.
Who lived, worked, laughed and died here?
I started to create work based on these loose, unformed ideas and thoughts.
The work can be seen here on the Trackways page.
I decided I wanted to learn more about this history and started a Masters Degree in History, specialising in the women of the Border Lands – this is leading to new ideas for textile work.
A few pages from my sketchbook are shown below.