Gail is a Canadian who resided for nearly 20 years in Britain. While there she completed the City & Guilds of London Institute Diploma in Design and Embroidery with Distinction and earned the senior qualification of Licentiateship (LCGI). In 1994, after a thriving career teaching at colleges in the UK, she moved to North America and founded Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts, first in Oak Harbor, WA. and then in La Conner, WA. She has been teaching 20+ years in America and is passionate about art, design and embroidery. She is the author of five books about embroidery and has also published two online courses about Color and Designing with Circles.