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Beyond the Edge

EAC Seminar 2019, Victoria, BC

Scotland, UK

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A City & Guilds Embroidery tutor in Scotland for over twenty years, Chris now teaches freelance in UK, Canada, USA and Australia. Passionate about Tudor and Stuart embroidery, she researches embroidery in museum collections throughout the world and is a practicing contemporary embroiderer and author.

Since 1974, Chris has taught throughout Great Britain to various embroidery groups both day courses and residential courses: at the Embroiderers' Guild at Hampton Court and for the Practical Study Group. Chris’s specialist topics include: The History of Embroidery; Tudor and Elizabethan Embroidery; Raised Embroidery 1640-1680; Blackwork; 16th century & 17th century Caps and Coifs; Sources of Design in Embroidery; Machine Embroidery; Design for Embroidery; Stitchery and fabric painting; and Cords, Braids and Tassels.