Laura transforms images and maps into fabric through the use of layers and free motion embroidery. Her work is created by constructing images in fabric with a focus on layers to portray the balance between light and dark. First, the subject is sketched in pencil, charcoal or pen, before using this study to create a collage of fabric. This is followed by free motion embroidery to sketch and shade with thread, adding the detail of the subject to the material. Free motion embroidery is much like using a pencil, however the needle is static and it is the fabric that is moved.