This is where it all starts. Drawing is fundamental to everything that I do. It is a discipline that encourages close observation and understanding of a subject. It educates and informs. Working into a sketchbook allows experimentation, develops compositional skills and improves spacial awareness. If anyone tells me they can’t draw I say, ‘do yourself a favour, learn’! Drawing helps you quilt too – after all, whether you work with pencil or thread, it’s all about line, shape, colour and contrast isn’t it?