Danswan was taught embroidery from an early age by her mother and
grandmother and developed her love of nature, from which she gains
much of the inspiration for her work, from her father.
Having completed her City and Guilds Parts 1 & 2 in Embroidery,
Kath went on to gain a Distinction for her HNC in Stitched Textiles.
Kath specialises in handmade embroidered felt wall hangings, bags
and the exquisite embroidered silk bowls for which she has become
renowned. Her work is in private collections world wide.
Kath teaches machine embroidery and felt making and gives talks
and workshops. She also exhibits in both the UK and the USA and
accepts private and public commissions.
Kath is an enthusiastic member of the Embroiderers Guild and
co founder of The Swindon based Great western Embroiderers.
When she is not stitching, Kath sings with various choral societies
and performance groups, where her needle skills are often called
into play for making unusual props. A crab complete with removable
shell and detachable claws was a recent highlight of Ruddigore and
exemplifies Kath's sense of visual theatre and the hint of creative
mischief apparent in some of the colourful creatures which feature
in her first book; 'Beautiful Bowls and Colourful Creatures', published
internationally by The Linen Press in November 2006.