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Tutors willing to Travel   

Here is a list of Tutors that are happy to travel to various areas to present a workshop. For further information please Contact Us
Susan Barker
Travel:  Drive up to 300 kms, willing to go further if train or fly if further than 300 kms 
Restrictions: None
Techniques: Free machine embroidery (for beginners to advanced), mixed media techniques for making backgrounds for machine or hand embroidery, surface stitchery with colour and stitch.

 1. Beautiful Blooms - a Silk Ribbon workshop where the silk fabrics are dyed on day one and stitched on day two
 2. All Fine - the hand stitch version of a free-machine embroidery workshop
 3. Layering Workshop
 4. Contemporary French-Style Ribbon Embroidery

Can consult with your Group Convenor to tailor make a workshop to suit.           

Chris Bennett
Travel:  Drive up to 3 hours
Restrictions: Weekends or School Holidays
Techniques: Patchwork and quilting. Practical Teaching Skills, Judging Accreditation Program 
Workshops: 1. All forms of patchwork and quilting
2. Willing to run a Practical Teaching Skills Workshop and Judges Accreditation workshop over a two day weekend and then set assignments to follow on a monthly correspondence basis.
Mary Brown
Travel: No restrictions 
Techniques: Metal Thread Embroidery, can work in all techniques with surface stitch, bead and sequin embroidery.
Workshops: Design workshops
Lynn Gibson
Travel:  Willing to travel 4hrs north of Newcastle or go further by rail or plane.Interested in tutoring country groups
Restrictions: Accommodation required
Techniques: Surface Stitchery
Workshops: Variety of workshops available


Margaret Gollan
Travel:  Will drive anywhere in NSW. Billeting if an overnight stay.
Techniques: Surface Stitchery
Workshops: Indian Inspired Book Cover - Beginners to intermediate level, in surface stitchery.

Sharyn Hutchens

Travel:  Up to 4 hours travelling time from Hornsby
Restrictions: Weekends only. Required motel stay for Friday and Saturday nights.
Techniques: Goldwork
Workshops: Rather not teach projects but help members translate their own design into embroidery.


Cathy Jack Coupland
Travel:  Up to 2 hours from Sydney
Restrictions: Weekends only, no billeting
Techniques: Machine Embroidery

1. Flower Happy – free standing flowers
2. Sail Away – free standing sail boats
3. Shimmer – shisha work by machine
4. Stitched Masterpieces – stitched bowls

These and other workshops can soon be viewed at

Marg Light
Travel:  Not prepared to drive prefer rail or fly.
Restrictions: Availability subject to other commitments
Techniques: Surface Stitchery - specialising in crewel embroidery
Workshops: Variety of workshops available    

Janet Luce
Travel:  Willing to travel 
Restrictions: Availability subject to other commitments
Techniques: Crewel work
Workshops: Variety of workshops available.
1. One of Life's Necessities - crewel work.

Dianne Magro
Restrictions: Not available Tuesdays
Techniques: Surface Stitchery
Workshops: 1. Whimsical Book Wrap
2. The Crewel Roll
3. Art Deco needlebook
4. Nimble Fingers Brooches
5. Mountmellick Hide Away
6. Symphony in Silk

Annette Meldrum
Travel:  No restrictions, will drive or fly depending on destination 
Restrictions: Non smoking preferred, will billet
Techniques: Any form of needlework
Workshops: 1. Borris Lace 
2. Carrickmacross Lace
3. Limerick Lace
4. Needlelace edges
Several projects available in all techniques. Suitable for beginners to experienced

Jenny O'Sullivan
Travel:  No restrictions, is very interested in tutoring Country Groups
Techniques: Surface Stitchery
Workshops: 1. Playing with Pesel 
2. Glasgow Rose
3. Paraphernalia
4. Colourwheel Caterpillar


Helen Parsons
Travel:  No restrictions. Very keen to work with country and interstate groups.
All workshops to EGNSW groups are fund raisers for Guild capital projects.
Restrictions: Preferably weekends but will consider week days. Accommodation negotiated with individual groups. Non-smoking accommodation. Suggest bookings are made 6-12months in advance.
Techniques: Surface Stitchery
Workshops: 1. Contemporary Whitework
2. Abstract Embroidery
3. Patched Embroidered Fashion
4. Take a walk through your favourite landscape with buttonhole stitch
My own work is constantly developing and new workshops can be offered following discussion with Group Convenor.


Carolyn Pearce
Travel:  Up to 3 hours each way. Over 3 hours - train or plane.
Techniques: Silk ribbon embroidery, Surface stitchery, thread painting, wool embroidery
  • Heart Necessaire – crewel embroidery – fine silks, metallics, etc. and beads.
  • Thread painted Tulip Book Cover – fine wool
  • Crewel tulip journal cover – fine wool
  • Any projects published in magazine “Inspirations”
Jan Pilgrim
Travel:  Willing to travel anywhere by car, train or plane.
Restrictions: Non-smoking accommodation
Techniques: Surface stitchery, gold and metal embroidery, stumpwork, beading, felting and combinations of these techniques.
Workshops: See for workshops or contact Jan for more workshops.

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