Marjory McKinven

Sewing has been part of my life since I was a small child. My granny and mother taught my sister and me all sorts of handicrafts, and as we grew we made clothes for ourselves and later for our children. Patchwork and quilting was part of my life by making cushions and covering quilts.

Later on family life and a career in education left little time for these pursuits, until retirement allowed me the opportunity to return to a life in textiles. After completing several City and Guilds qualifications in textiles and creative sketchbooks, along with many workshops in textile art, I became passionate in creating my own fabric by dyeing, printing and painting cloth.

During this time of discovery and learning about textile art I made many friends and among them my fellow members of Freewheeling.

It has been an exciting time and given me the opportunity to share my passion with others. I have learned to appreciate the beauty of the natural world.