I have been doing cross stitch pictures since 1992, around 1994 I was encouraged to have a go at doing my own designs by my parents. My company Classic Stitch was founded in 1995, since when I have been creating my own unique range of cross stitch designs. I have been self-taught at designing and try to make each one of my designs as a work of art in their own right. I have since gone on to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). At the time of writing so far as I know, I am the only fellow to create art using stitches.