Jane Ford trained in Theatre Design and worked in theatres designing and making both sets and costumes. She then taught at Dartington College of Arts. On moving to the Cotswolds she made batik scarves and, for ten years while bringing up three baby girls was a regular stall holder at the Cirencester Craftsman’s Market. She is a founder member of Stroud Embroiderers’ Guild and continues to produce work for their exhibitions and workshops. She has returned to theatre, designing the Archway Musicals and productions at the Cotswold Playhouse. She has been involved with the Stroudwater Textile Trust from its earliest beginnings and in 2001 staged the first Textile Festival which became a bi-annual event. (This is now run annually by Stroud International Textiles.) She is membership secretary, education co-ordinator and occasional wire-brusher of old machinery.
Banner image: View of Wallbridge, Stroud c. 1790s © The Museum in the Park, Stroud.