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Carolyn Pearce

Accredited TutorSilk Ribbon Embroidery | Surface Stitchery | Thread Painting | Wool Embroidery

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Carolyn Pearce has always been fascinated by fabrics, laces, threads and buttons.  She learned to embroider 'properly' in the 1980s and was hooked.

Describing herself as a ‘frustrated artist’, Carolyn uses her threads as a paint box. Her favourite technique is always the one she is working on now and her ‘other love’ - the garden - provides constant inspiration for her needlework.

Carolyn has a BA Dip. Ed. and her teaching and writing skills are put to good use in workshops throughout Australia.  She is also the convenor for the Guild’s course in Silk Ribbon Embroidery.

Carolyn has been commissioned to design many projects for Inspirations magazine and has contributed to a number of other publications that include:

A-Z of Embroidery Techniques
The World’s Most Beautiful Embroidered Blankets
The Village Bag
The Embroidered Patchwork Bear (2007)

In 2007, she was thrilled to be awarded first prize in Surface Stitchery and Best in Competition for her Doll’s House Workbox at the 50th anniversary of the Embroiderers’ Guild of NSW Gathering of the Threads exhibition.

Carolyn tries not to compartmentalise embroidery techniques, so any one piece may have silk ribbon, canvas stitches, appliqué, thread painting and stumpwork.
For more information phone the Guild on 02 9743 2501 or email: