From an early age Judy has enjoyed working with textiles. In 1992, she began teaching Fashion Studies for adult education. Whilst researching historical costume for her Diploma of Higher Education in Stitched Textiles, Judy became fascinated with the line structures of crinolines and bustles and, drawing on her knowledge of traditional lacemaking, developed three-dimensional lace-like structures using black thread, monofilament and wire.
Judy is always keen to experiment with different materials and techniques and now incorporates a variety of wires, threads and yarns, paper, paper string, plastics and stiffened fabrics into her work and employs several techniques including machine and hand stitching, her own variations on bobbin lace as well as macramé and basketry methods. Extending her knowledge by researching new ideas and experimenting with methods of working, using materials from an increasing repertoire, Judy continues to strive to construct unusual pieces.