Gilda, who sadly passed away in August 2015, writing about her art, says:
I have developed a unique style of textile art, which bursts out of the frame with life and vitality. The techniques I use to achieve this include fabric dyeing, batik, hand and machine embroidery, hand made felt and applied pieces. The many layers are what makes my textile art so distinctive and draws the viewer into the scene.
Admirers and collectors of my work can be found around the world, from Russia to the USA. I have exhibited nationally with many solo shows around Great Britain, including the Barbican Library, London, Foyles, Upfront Gallery Cumbria. I have also exhibited with many art and textile groups and had pieces accepted for the society of Woman Artists exhibition at Westminster Halls and Eitien Gallery, Belgium.
My book, the Art of Embroidered Flowers, shows many techniques and methods I use. It is on Waterstone Bookshops best selling craft book list. I have also made a 90 minute DVD showing many ways to make stitched landscapes.
Gilda has also been featured in magazines such as Wildlife Art (USA), Needlecraft, Woman's Weekly, Sewing World, Patchwork Professional & Fun (Germany), Stitch n Bear (South Africa) and Classic Stitches