Alison has been embroidering for most of her life and teaching goldwork and stumpwork for the past 20 years. She has won several awards and scholarships from guilds in Australia and from the UK Embroiderers’ Guild. She has written for many magazines and has self-published four books with two more on the way. Alison teaches in Australia, New Zealand, England, the USA and Canada. She has also taught at the EAC seminars.