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Margaret Oppen Competition Winners

With a theme of 'Diamonds and Other Treasures' the competition has ended and the winners are......

Annual General Meeting Sat 21 Oct 2017

Notice to all members. The AGM will take place on Saturday 21st October 2017 at 11.30am. ..

Convenor's Meeting Sat 21 Oct 2017 10am

A Convenor's Meeting will be held on Saturday 21st October 2017 at 10am at the Guild Headquarters, 7..

Margaret Oppen Competition Information

Margaret Oppen was one of the founders of the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc. She always enc..

Susan Barker

Accredited Tutor Machine Embroidery | Surface Stitchery

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I have always stitched and made things with my hands. This is probably why I had a long career in teaching Textiles and Home Science. I completed the Guild's Embroidery by Design course, after which I was successful gaining accreditation in both Surface Stitchery and Machine Embroidery.

I love to experiment with surfaces and enjoy the freedom of cloth in hand. Freedom is also a word I would use to describe my free machine embroidery. ‘Dream Machine’ was the first workshop I offered and this has lead to a regular class at H.Q. – ‘Still Dreaming’ which is a combination of free machine embroidery and mixed media.

Always stitching, learning and evolving!

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