Katie Strachan is a largely self taught textile artist, who came to stumpwork embroidery after taking Thistle Threads’ Cabinet of Curiosities course. She is inspired by early modern embroidery and art, with an interest in 17th century English amateur an Flemish professional embroidery Her work seeks to bring together a variety of techniques and inspirations for a fresh take on historic methods and designs. Katie lives and works out of her home on the Peninsula, usually in her library, combining her loves of literature and hand craft.