Hello, and welcome to Aspirational Art. My name is Patricia Simms and I am a Contempory Textile Artist from Manchester. I have a BTEC National Diploma in Textile Art from Tameside College and I have a huge passion for Art. I am constantly inspired by nature and I work to incorporate traditional materials and techniques into my work. I adore hand sewing and free motion stitch with my sewing machine. Since Discovering textiles as an art, I feel it has given me the freedom and licence to take traditional techniques and mix them with contemporary ideas.