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Anni was born and educated in the North of England and specialised in the field of medical imaging from 1969. She moved to Canada in 1981 and now lives in Vancouver BC.
Her lifelong passion for textiles and stitch found her exploring quilting in the early 90′s which quickly led to her formalising her skills at the Gail Harker Creative Studies Centre on Whidbey Island in Washington State; Completing her City & Guilds Certificate in Art and Design and City & Guilds Machine Embroidery levels I and II and III
This formal training in Stitch has developed Anni’s style of embroidered images, mainly of nature. Taking her inspiration from her West Coast surroundings and her medical and science background.
Her City Guilds certification body of work was focused on “Fossils and Feathers” for her 2007 exhibition in Oak Harbor, Washington USA for the completion of the level III embroidery studies. Following with a solo Exhibition in October and November at FibreEssence Gallery in Vancouver, Canada.
One of her recent bodies of work was focused on 3-Dimentional works for her show in May 2009 at Crafthouse Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, Canada; entitled;“Containment” Which showcased vessels for caching secret objects and treasured life finds.