|Accredited Tutor||Creative Embroidery | Surface Stitchery|
Judith has been an active member of the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc. since 1984 when she joined the Wollongong Group. From this time, she has participated in an extensive range of Embroiderers’ Guild courses, classes and workshops.
In 1992, after completing the Guild’s Intermediate Certificate, Judith became a foundation member of the Lateral Stitchers Group and has actively participated in the Wollongong and Lateral Stitchers Groups, holding several organizational positions in both groups. She regularly exhibits her work and some of her embroideries are held in private collections.
In the past, Judith worked as an Industrial Chemist in Port Kembla as well as a Primary School Teacher in Wollongong.
She became an Embroiderers’ Guild tutor in 1992. Her teaching portfolio includes techniques such as:
Creative Surface StitcheryCreative Canvas Embroidery
Basic Beadwork and Braiding
Tapestry weaving and needle-weaving
As an accredited judge of embroidery, Judith has worked at Sydney Royal Easter Show, Regional NSW Agricultural Shows, Country Women’s Association competitions as well as the within the Embroiderers’ Guild.
Judith has a particular interest in the stitchery of ancient civilizations and in some classes includes techniques derived from embroideries studied in museum collections. She studied many early Peruvian embroideries, mainly in university museums in England in 2001 as part of her research after being awarded a Jean Vere Scholarship by the Embroiderers’ Guild in 2000.
Distance Education has been an important part of her teaching since Judith first became an advisor to students of the Creative Correspondence Course in 1993. Since 2003, she has been part of a small committee of Wollongong Group members who have successfully developed, implemented and continue to manage the Young Textile and Fibre Group Distance Club's course, Fun With Stitches. This course is designed to teach embroidery to boys and girls in remote areas and has over 140 participants.
Since 1994, Judith has travelled to many country areas as part of the Tutor of the Year programme as well as to teach by private arrangement with country groups. She has taught many classes at the Embroiderers’ Guild rooms at Concord West, including the Basic Course and several Summer School workshops.
For more information phone the Guild on 02 9743 2501 or email: email@example.com