I love sharing my passion for canvaswork embroidery and sewing. I have been teaching both children and adults in various locations in Western Australia, Victoria and Adelaide for the past five years. It continues to be an absolute joy and privilege for me to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for this wonderful area of hand embroidery. It is also lovely to meet so many new sewing friends along the way. I’m not sure there is a better job in the world than this one 🙂
I am currently teaching two regular classes for adults at the Tresillian Arts Centre in Nedlands, Western Australia. Creative Embroidery in Colour, runs over eight weeks during term time for three hours every Friday morning. Begin with a simple introductory project and then explore wonderful combinations of colour, pattern, thread and embellishments on projects of your own choice. Fabrics and Fibres runs over eight weeks during term time for three hours every Wednesday morning. In this class, we explore all things related to using and manipulating textiles and fibres. You can find out more information by clicking here.
I also teach regularly for the Embroiderer’s Guild of Western Australia, the Embroiderers Guild Victoria, and private craft groups in a variety of locations around Australia. You can find a brief summary of my forthcoming engagements below as well as links to the relevant contact for bookings if that is available. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me here.
Sunday April 22 – Monday May 14, 2018: Craft Creations Cruise from Sydney to Seattle, presented by Needlework Tours & Cruises. Bookings for this cruise are now closed. I look forward to meeting lots of new friends on board!
Thursday May 17 – Saturday May 19, 2018: Two workshops in Seattle, USA hosted by SpaceNeedlers ANG in memory of Beverly Winters. The classes will be open to ANG, EGA and all other interested stitchers. Full details can be found here. To stay in touch with updates on these classes, join this Facebook group.
Saturday June 30 – Tuedday July 10, 2018: Various classes in Victoria. Details are still being confirmed but at this stage I look like teaching for the Embroiderers Guild, Victoria in both Ballarat and Melbourne. I’ll keep you posted 🙂
Wednesday August 22 & Wednesday August 29, 2018: Chaise Longue Workshop for the Embroiderer’s Guild of Western Australia. I’ll post details as soon as they are available. For details of other workshops being run by EGWA visit here.
Saturday October 13 & Sunday October 14, 2018: Workshop teaching two projects concurrently for The Embroiderers’ Guild of SA, Adelaide. Details are still being confirmed. I’ll keep you posted 🙂
My classes for children run in the school holidays at Tresillian Arts Centre. All classes are project based and run over one or two days for either 2.5 or 3 hours on each day. The classes introduce your child to a range of simple hand sewing skills whilst encouraging them to make their own creative choices with regard to colour, fabric, stitch, etc. You can find out about classes for the upcoming school holidays by clicking here.