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Jenny O'Sullivan

Accredited Tutor  Surface Stitchery

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Canada Geese Pattern DarningHarvest MoonTurn Turn TurnWaratahs
Glasgow RoseGlasgow Style BagHollyhock House (Highly Commended in Margaret Oppen Competition)Paraphernalia
Colourwheel Caterpillar

Background
Jenny has been a member of the Gunnedah Group of The Embroiderers’ Guild NSW since 1996. During that time she has undertaken many courses run by the Guild culminating in the completion of the Intermediate Historical and Contemporary Embroidery Certificate in 2012 and the Advanced Traditional Embroidery Techniques Course in 2014.

Jenny has exhibited her work in local Shows and a highlight in 2015, her Major Work from the Intermediate Certificate, “Turn, Turn, Turn”, was awarded a place in the Standard of Excellence case at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Jenny's accredited technique is Surface Stitchery, both Traditional and Contemporary, but is particularly interested in the History of Embroidery relating to stitch techniques and nomenclature. 

The works of embroiderers of the period 1890 to 1920 such as Jessie Newbery, Ann Macbeth, Margaret Macdonald (Mackintosh), Mrs Grace Christie and others Jenny finds inspiring.

However, she gains the most inspiration from embroiderer Louisa Pesel 1870–1947 and was recently privileged to see some of Louisa Pesel’s original samplers at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London which she found magical. In her workshops, Jenny likes to teach some of the less well known stitches from the past but use them in contemporary designs.  

Jenny and husband Terry run an eleven hundred acre beef cattle property between Tamworth and Gunnedah producing prime Ruby Red Devons for the Supermarket Trade, she is also the proud mother of three and very proud “Grandma” of four. 

Workshops include:-

Playing with Pesel – creating a piece of embroidery using the Portfolios of Historical English, Eastern and Western Stitches from the Guild Library as references. Glasgow Rose – Based on the designs of Jessie Newbery and Charles Rennie Mackintosh to embellish embroidery rolls, book covers, thimble pips and others.
Paraphernalia – By using washers, curtain rings, assorted beads Velcro dots and other bits and pieces to create an unusual piece of embroidery.
Colourwheel Caterpillar – Learn about colours and stitch this cute caterpillar.
Celtic Mystery Ball – You will have to do this workshop to solve the mystery!!!!!!!!!

For more information phone the Guild on 02 9743 2501 or email:tutor@embroiderersguildnsw.org.au