Jane Carroll
Jane Carroll
Gaynor Chronican
Gaynor Chronican
Maree Talbot
Maree Talbot
Nikki Delport-Wepener
Nikki Delport-Wepener
Amy Baker
Amy Baker
Colleen Kelly
Colleen Kelly
Wendy Johnstone
Wendy Johnstone
Desiree Simpson
Desiree Simpson
Janine Smith
Janine Smith
Judy Mason
Judy Mason
Pearl Stenhouse
Pearl Stenhouse
Sue Lucas
Sue Lucas
Eunice Mcleod
Eunice Mcleod
Shirley Pygott
Shirley Pygott
Felicity Willis
Felicity Willis

Jane
Carroll

About The Tutor

This is the third Wanaka Class that Jane has taught. She has been enjoying creating various forms of embroidery for over 35years and particularly enjoys whitework, hardanger, stumpwork and anything to do with stitching.

Gaynor
Chronican

About The Tutor

Gaynor has been teaching embroidery throughout NZ for many years. She has been invited to take part in many Master Classes and has also attended a class at the RSN, Hampton Court Palace.

Maree
Talbot

About The Tutor

Embroidery and art have always been a large part of Maree’s life. Maree's speciality is Elizabethan Embroidery, especially its plants and animals and she is a sought after teacher around Australia and New Zealand at Needlework Shops, Embroidery Guilds and Conferences.

Nikki
Delport-Wepener

About The Tutor

Nikki moved to Hong Kong in January 2006 and opened Les Designs there. Since then she has continued to teach, exhibit and lecture on freestyle embroidery internationally. She consults and designs for interior decorators worldwide as a textile artist. Nikki enjoys creating new techniques and integrating Eastern and Western cultures and mastering techniques from bygone eras. Currently Nikki teaches free-style embroidery in Hong Kong. She is a qualified school teacher and certified embroidery artist having trained in free-style embroidery, Royal School of Needlework and City and Guilds. Nikki’s Asian experience includes double-sided Chinese embroidery, bookbinding and qipao construction (Chinese dress and button making). Nikki has co-authored two books with Lesley Turpin-Delport and writes articles regularly for international needlecraft magazines and is involved with private embroidery commissions.

Amy
Baker

About The Tutor

Amy Baker is a textile artist based in Kingston, and has been embroidering since she first learnt to thread a needle at age 6. She has received critical and popular recognition for her artworks, and finds inspiration in everything - from politics to the natural environment. An experienced tutor in a variety of subjects, she is a firm believer in enjoying the process as much as the finished item, embracing her own style, and loves introducing people to embroidery.

Colleen
Kelly

About The Tutor

Colleen has been teaching at the Wanaka school of embroidery for over 10 years.

Wendy
Johnstone

About The Tutor

Wendy lives in New Plymouth and has stitched for several years, and is a foundation member of the New Plymouth Embroiderer Guild where she held several positions on the Committee. A Regional Rep for Taranaki/Whangnaui/Manawatu region for 6 years before taking up the position of Education Officer for ANZEG. She has completed several certificates and has achieved the ANZEG Diploma of Teaching. She also studied, through the Embroiderers Guild of America, and attained her Master Needlework Judges Badge. Drawing her inspiration from the Taranaki region with the mountain, sea and bush, and her travels she works mainly with her sewing machine but also enjoys doing surface stitchery in a creative way.

Desiree
Simpson

About The Tutor

Desiree has been teaching embroidery and quilting for 28 years and enjoys designing her own projects.

Janine
Smith

About The Tutor

Janine began stitching at an early age and had a large display of work when she was 18. She enjoys creating her own designs which allows her to push and challenge herself and to play with stitch and colour. Janine has had her work exhibited both locally and nationally. She won 1st prize in the exhibition ‘Ode to Blues’.

Judy
Mason

About The Tutor

Judy has been a member of the OEG for many years and was taught embroidery at KETC by the late Helen Moran. She enjoys all aspects of embroidery, and loves using a variety of colours together to create an image, it is like painting. She has tutored at Guild/May Day/Wanaka/Nelson Conference, enjoys going to classes and learning new techniques. Her exhibit for ‘Fabric in Time’ was featured on the cover of ANZEG 2010 Diary. Judy attended a 4-day Master Class on Carrickmacross work with Jenny Adin-Christie, and learned techniques on this very fine work that can be utilized in all aspects of embroidery.

Pearl
Stenhouse

About The Tutor

Influenced by her Grandmother and Mother, Pearl has an obsession with Fabric, Thread & Beads.
A member of the Otago Embroiderers Guild Pearl has a long history teaching, having taught at Guild meetings and May Day. A dressmaker by trade, Pearl is now ready to pass on her skills.

Sue
Lucas

About The Tutor

Sue loves embroidery and trying as many techniques as she can. She enjoys the challenge of designing her own work and sharing it with others through teaching.

Eunice
Mcleod

About The Tutor

Eunice enjoys traditional counted thread embroidery also likes to encourage others to stitch. She belongs to the Otago Embroiderers’ Guild

Shirley
Pygott

About The Tutor

Shirley has specialised in Metal Thread Embroidery and Surface Stitch techniques since 2003. A trained school teacher, she has tutored for the past fourteen years including 6 national conferences, many regional retreats, regular weekly local classes and on two international cruises. She prefers using traditional techniques and materials in innovative ways, and enjoys making seemingly difficult techniques accessible to all levels of stitchers with her low stress approach. She has completed the ANZEG Diploma of Embroidery and the Diploma of Embroidery Teaching and has received many a wards in Regional and ANZEG National exhibitions.

Felicity
Willis

About The Tutor

Felicity has been an embroiderer for many years. She is mostly self-taught and enjoys creating her own designs and embroideries. A lot of her work is on handmade felt but for this new class she has been working with old embroideries to create the backgrounds. As a tutor she enjoys helping students create their own designs and hopes students in this class will embrace a sense of fun and a willingness to experiment while they create original embroideries and celebrate the long-forgotten stitchers whose work will be in the background. She is a former editor of ANZEG Threads magazine and, in collaboration with Kath Des Forges, wrote a history of embroidery in New Zealand – ‘The Decorative Stitch: 200 Years of NZ Embroidery’.