Natalie Dupuis holds a Master of Education and has taught as a classroom teacher and a teacher trainer in Toronto, Paris, and London where she lived for many years. After having children, she combined her love for teaching and her passion for embroidery and now teaches goldwork and surface embroidery at various locations in Montreal. She has trained part time at the Royal School of Needlework in England and had enjoyed learning at national seminars over the years. She has recently enjoyed accolades for her original design at the national level and has been invited to teach at Canada’s annual Embroidery Seminar as well as for the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design. At present Natalie is conducting research for the EGA and aspires to publish a booklet on the finer points of couching variations from or nué to Italian shading to pattern couching. She has two pre-school children at home who inspire her to be creative and pass on the love of needle arts. Natalie is involved in Waldorf education which values nature, creativity and of course handwork of all sorts.