Sharon Peoples has exhibited nationally and internationally over her career. In 1994, she completed a Masters (Visual Arts) in the textiles workshop at the Australian National University’s School of Art. In 2004, she embarked on a PhD in fashion theory in the former Art History Department of the ANU. She returned to making in 2010 after completing her doctorate. Since that time, she has been developing techniques in machine embroidery on soluble fabric which has resulted in lace patterning.