Ferret came to quilting via an unconventional route, starting out life as a rocket scientist with degrees in physics and astrophysics, followed by a stint as a computer programmer before finally settling down as a professional quilter.
Ignoring those who told her she'd never be able to make a living out of it, she went ahead and did it anyway, and now finds herself with a packed schedule, quilting for customers as well as teaching and speaking to quilt groups around the country.
She tries to do a bit of everything, and not only enjoys making traditional quilts, but has also repaired teddy bears, bound sword hilts for a local blacksmith, and made bullet proof vests and silk négligées for race cars. However, she is probably best known for her art quilts, which have won awards both in the UK and internationally. When not quilting, she can often be found at a drag strip, a hobby which started out purely as a spectator, but these days she is more commonly found helping the race teams in the pits.
She considers Scandinavia to be a home away from home, and visits as often as funds and workload allow. She lives in London with a long suffering boyfriend in a house packed full of fabric, along with large collections of books, cats, cars and motorbikes. More of her work can be seen at www.ferfab.co.uk.