Jayne trained at Loughborough College of Art graduating with a 1st class honours degree in Multi Media Textiles before completing her Masters at Central St Martins. Since then her work has taken a wide-ranging path that has allowed her to express her creativity from craft through to couture.
For the past 18 years Jayne has created innovative fabric samples that explore the boundaries of modern embroidery, patchwork, fabric manipulation and needle felting. Her samples have sold to a wide range of clients that include Chanel, Calvin Klein, Nina Ricci, Louis Vuitton, Dior and Balenciaga as well as John Lewis Home, Top Shop, M and S and Boden.
Jayne’s studio in Gloucestershire is a treasure trove of vintage fabrics collected over many years of scouring flea markets, charity shops and boot sales. She has an extensive library of sewing books that fuel her reinventions of traditional techniques which she then combines together to make ‘fabric recipes’. Her creative process will often start with an unusual or inspiring fabric which is then rendered unrecognisable from its original state by layers of processes and techniques. Jayne has recently decided to exhibit some of her previously unseen fabric samples as Textile Art.
Jayne is the author of six craft books Simply Felt (with Margaret Docherty), The Impatient Patchworker, The Impatient Embroiderer, New from Old, Simply Needlefelt and Boho Felt Crafts with Rachel Henderson.