After gaining a BA honours degree in constructed textile design from Birmingham College of Art , she continued her post graduate studies at The Scottish College of Textiles, then worked as a weave designer in the Scottish borders, before starting her own knitwear business in 1978. She taught at Goldsmiths, Loughborough and Liverpool John Moores Universities. She combined studio practice with community arts projects, and both public and private commissions, and shown her work widely . Christine relocated to the Forest of Dean in 2010, and her work shifted more towards felt making. She makes a wide variety of work,and runs regular workshops .