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  • Amethyst Japanese Butterfly
    Amethyst Japanese Butterfly Class
    This goldwork butterfly was inspired by a Japanese family crest, known as a mon. Using traditional goldwork techniques and a variety of gold and silk threads, gold kid and beads, this small embroidered medallion may be...

  • Copper Japanese Butterfly
    Copper Japanese Butterfly Class
    This goldwork butterfly, inspired by a Japanese family crest, features wired detached wings, as well as traditional goldwork techniques. Using a variety of gold and silk threads, gold kid and beads, this small embroidered...

  • Dogwood and Green Lacewing
    Dogwood and Green Lacewing Class
    This embroidered panel was inspired by a striking dogwood shrub, Cornus capitata, encountered in Wanaka, New Zealand.  Worked on ivory satin, in stumpwork and surface embroidery, this design features the bracts ...

  • Elizabethan Flower Panel Class, at Beating Around the Bush, Adelaide, 2016
    Elizabethan Flower Panel Class
    Worked on a background of ivory satin, this new design features flowers popular in Elizabethan times: the Bluebell, with raised petals, a Crab Apple, with detached petals and applied buds, the Honeysuckle, with padded and...

  • Garland of Spring Flowers
    Garland of Spring Flowers Class
    This pretty embroidered panel was inspired by the flowers of the spring garden and Shakespeare's tragic Ophelia. Worked on a background of ivory silk duchess satin in stumpwork and surface embroidery, this garland features...

  • Green Japanese Ginger Plant
    Green Japanese Ginger Plant
    This goldwork panel was inspired by a Japanese family crest featuring a stylised ginger plant motif. Using traditional goldwork techniques, and a variety of silk and metallic threads and green kid leather, this small...

  • Green Lacewing and Dogwood Class, at Beating Around the Bush, Adelaide, 2016
    Green Lacewing and Dogwood Class
    Worked on a background of ivory satin, in stumpwork and surface embroidery, this design features a flower of the Dogwood, Cornus capitata, with detached greenish-pink “petals” (bracts) and a raised beaded centre,...

  • Heartsease Class at Beating Around the Bush, Adelaide 2016
  • Japanese Cherry Blossom
    Japanese Plum Blossom Class
    This goldwork plum blossom was inspired by a Japanese family crest, known as a mon. Using traditional goldwork techniques and a variety of gold and silk threads, gold kid and beads, this small embroidered medallion may be...

  • Persian Peony Tile
    Persian Peony Tile Class
    This small exotic panel was inspired by a 16th century Persian enamelled wall-tile. Combining stumpwork, goldwork, and surface embroidery techniques, this ogival panel is embroidered on an ivory silk background with silks,...

  • Pink Japanese Cherry Blossom
    Pink Japanese Cherry Blossom
    This goldwork cherry blossom was inspired by a Japanese family crest, known as a mon. Using traditional goldwork techniques and a variety of gold and silk threads, gold kid and beads, this small embroidered medallion may be...

  • Shakespeare's Flowers: Sampler One
    Shakespeare's Flowers: Sampler One Class
    This small stumpwork panel is the first in a series of three, inspired by the painted border of a letter written in 1598 – the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Embroidered on ivory silk satin, with silk threads,...

  • Shakespeare's Flowers: Sampler Two
    Shakespeare's Flowers: Sampler Two Class
    This small stumpwork panel is the first in a series of three, inspired by the painted border of a letter written in 1598 – the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Embroidered on ivory silk satin, with silk threads,...

  • Slate Japanese Butterfly
    Slate Japanese Butterfly Class
    This goldwork butterfly was inspired by a Japanese family crest, known as a mon. Using traditional goldwork techniques and a variety of gold and silk threads, gold kid and beads, this small embroidered medallion may be...

  • Handmade Books - Class One
    The Handmade Book - Longstitch Binding: Class One
    Making books by hand is great fun and very creative - the options for covers, pages and bindings are numerous. Over two days we will explore some of the possibilities of longstitch binding - one of the simplest and most...

  • Handmade Books Class Two
    The Handmade Book - Longstitch Binding: Class Two
    Making books by hand is great fun and very creative - the options for covers, pages and bindings are numerous. Over two days we will explore some of the possibilities of longstitch binding - one of the simplest and most...


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