I’m always inspired by the natural world & for the exhibition Hidden Hackfall I created some embroideries based on the moths you can find in the local area.
Hackfall is almost a hidden wood - you could drive by and never know there is a magical woodland filling the side a steep valley just on the edge of Grewelthorpe a couple of miles from Masham, North Yorkshire. Inside this mixed woodland, managed by the Woodland Trust, are winding paths taking you to fantastical follies, wonderful waterfalls, a perfect pond complete with a fountain and many other beautiful viewpoints before you reaching the river Ure at the bottom of the valley. It's hard to describe somewhere magical and perhaps slightly otherworldly but Hackfall has a special place in so many people's hearts. It's loved by so many locals and visitors alike, it's now incredibly well visited but still somehow feels like a secret special place to many.