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Goldwork Highlights Report

A centrepiece exhibition of over 90 goldwork embroideries plus a packed program of eighteen other events over two months.


Margaret Gollan

Accredited Tutor Surface Stitchery

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My inspiration for embroideries now comes mainly from places I have visited (and I love to travel). These are usually landscapes but can also be textural or patterns. I classify my work as contemporary surface stitchery/ canvas work or a combination of techniques. I often work with the fabric in my hand, rather than in a frame, to create texture using a variety of fabrics and threads. I offer workshops in canvas work, surface stitching and crewel work, sashiko, and textural stitching to beginners and beyond.

As a member of the 'You are Here' and 'Off the Beaten Track' Groups I have exhibited throughout the state. I regularly exhibit with the Laterals Group at the bi-annual Old Court House in Wollongong and the Concord Library.

I learnt to embroider as a child. I successfully exhibited my work at local shows and submitted embroidery for my HSC in Textiles and Design. I joined the Embroiderers' Guild NSW in 1998 and have completed numerous courses and workshops. In 2010 I complete the Proficiency course in Surface Stitchery. The following year I gained accreditation as a Guild tutor

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