Averil is a botanist and teacher by training and has been growing her own plant materials for basketry and dyeing for over 20 years. She teaches on a regular basis at her home studio and around the UK. She has been a tutor at the Summer School of the Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers in 2015 and 2017. She exhibits with the Braid Society, Basketmakers Association and Guilds of Weavers, Spinners on a regular basis. She also works to commission.