I am a member of the International Feltmakers Association,
and was recently created a Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.
Although I love all forms of embroidery and feltmaking, my particular passion is for making my own fabrics. These I construct from pure silk fibres, including mulberry, tussah, textured silks and, more recently, a variety of fleece and locks. I combine these with my love of machine embroidery and lace, and although the resulting pieces often look fragile and slightly "antique" they are extremely strong. Each piece is totally unique - it is impossible to replicate!
The technique I have developed is constantly evolving with every piece I make, and I learn something new every time - this is why I love it so much and it absorbs me totally

Exhibition with "edge" in Scotland:-
2001 "edge" selected mixed media exhibition - Dundee Museum and Art Gallery,
2001 & 2002 "edge" work selected for the City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Exhibitions with the International Feltmakers Association:-
2003 - "The High Places" - Stockport Art Gallery
2003 - "The High Places" - Farfield Mill Heritage and Arts Centre, Sedburgh

Other Exhibitions:-
2004 - "On the Map" - IFA selected international touring
exhibition May 2004 - April 2006
2004 - With "Select Fibres" at the Farfield Mill, Sedburgh

2005 - "Select Fibres 2" at the Stockport Art Gallery2005 - "Artlynx" at the Stockport Art Gallery

2006 - With "Select" at the Wonder of Wool, Builth Wells, (winner of the Fashion Exhibition)
2006 - The Harding House Gallery

2006 & 2007 "Artlynx" @ Stockport Art Gallery
2007 - "Pursed up and Fangled', on the theme of Shakesperean Heriones
with Anne Rogers at the Harding House Gallery, Lincoln.
2007 - "Select" at Norton Priory Museum, Halton, near Runcom.

2008 George Forrest Touring Exhibition
April at the Voirrey Embroidery Centre, Brimstage, Wirral
June The University Botanical Gardens, Ness, Wirral

May The Durham University Botanical Gardens, Durham
Sept. Stourhead Gardens
October The University Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

Aug/Sept The University Botanical Gardens, Dundee

August The Plant Discoverers Gardens, Pitlochry

Work featured in:
The Embroidery magazine "Workbox"
"Wedding Dresses"

IFA "Echoes" magazine

workshopontheweb artist's profile, June 2006

Created a Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen February 2008

Work can viewed on the textile website of the Rufford Crafte Centre, Ollerton, Nottingham.

Jenny Head