Originally trained in Constructed Textiles at Middlesex Polytechnic, Patty moved to Macclesfield in 1999 and taught at Macclesfield College. She now runs a variety of art classes and workshops whilst producing and exhibiting her own work.
All the paper and card used in her models is 'scrap' re-used from other sources. The only other materials are masking tape, PVA glue and small amounts of wire to form legs and necks. Patty likes her work to be obviously made from 'waste' paper, exploiting the creases and the random text and images.