– Completed teacher training in Bath, U.K. in 1973 with main subjects in Education, Music and Design.
– Licentiateship of Trinity College of Music in Piano Teaching 1987
– City and Guilds qualifications in Creative Embroidery, 1991 and 1993 at Fareham College
– Diploma in Stitched Textiles with distinction from East Berkshire College Windsor in 1999 – Moved to Ireland in 2008 Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen in U.K.,the Textile Society, Cork Textiles Network and Irish Patchwork Society
Arlene has exhibited widely in Ireland and the U.K. Mairin O’Brien Flegg Memorial Award for contemporary embroidery from the RDS 2011 and she is a member of Cork Textile Network.