Leanne’s Australiana

Emu & Chicks

Mother Emu & her chicks is a work in progress and will join Cheeky Possum and Wombat as part of Leanne’s quilt featuring Australian wild life.

Leanne Takes a Bow
Leanne Please Take a Bow




Launceston Workshop Embroiderers’ Guild of Tasmania Inc.

Bev, with a work in progress

The Embroiderers GuildLauncestion, Tasmania

My most recent workshop was held in Launceston for the Tasmanian Embroiderers’ Guild. The project was The Blue Wren Family. I taught the ladies the embroidery and they gave me cakes!!! And even recipes. It was a win-win for both.

There was serious work done. Stay tuned for the photos of their finished work they have promised to send me. Thank you Julie, Pam and the ladies of the Guild. It was a happy collaboration.

Jane Robbins & Jenny Prevost
Bev with Rosemary Stevenson
Eager to Learn. Happy to teach.
The Classroom

The Nestlings by Shirley

.a_004The Nestlings of Blue Wrens was embroidered by Shirley who supplied this photo of her completed work.  Shirley had some questions on the nest and contacted me.We talked about the construction  and the elements involved.

A very nice  interpretation of my design.Well Done.

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Needlework Tours 2017

Embroidery Cruise Ship

A fortnight sea voyage, what a dream! A cruise  leaving Sydney Australia, meandering along the beautiful Eastern Coast of Australia and then heading on to Singapore. Six of those fourteen days are dedicated to stitching and embroidery.

And I will be aboard! I ‘ll be teaching as part of the Needlework Tours Cruise in 2017, 19th April  to 3rd May fully escorted.

Protea BasketI have prepared three projects; each one very different from each other. One was featured in Inspirations Issue 88, the other two are brand new designs.

Protea Basket 
A beautiful three dimensional embroidery sewn in fine wool, silk and rayon thread.

A Beaded Vase


Beaded Vase Ribbon Embroidery of a sweet bowl of flowers in a Beaded Vase.

The Bridge at Monets Garden


Bridge at Monet’s Garden

This famous scene is recreated using a dry needle felting technique for the  background and embellished with embroidery.

Girl singing
I’m So-o-o Excited

Rock Up Girls! Let’s have a great time.

Western Port Craft Fest 2016


Fellow Embroiderers,

On the 9th April 2016, it’s  the Western Port Craft Fest and I have been invited to be one of the speakers. My appearance will be at 1.00 pm at Hastings Uniting Church Hall. Their very attractive website details all the events, attractions and exhibitors. Enjoy Cat

The Fest is a celebration and exhibition of the best craft work in the Western Port Area and on the Mornington, Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. I am delighted to have been invited to present a talk on my passion for embroidery and share my experiences of teaching here, there and far-flung places.

For those of you who can make it, let’s meet up on the day.

Jasper’s Nearly Done

Jasper Feb 15Jasper has achieved his back coat and leg, and very fine he is looking too. The paws look very smart.

Apply the same techniques  we used  in the previous posts of Jasper’s story to embroider the remaining areas.

This is not the end for Jasper…he is looking very neat. His unique character and individual charisma remain to be portrayed; a finishing touch, an occasional flourish to be added. In other words, his fluffy bits are still to be tweaked.

Watch for Jasper’s finale, brushed up and beautiful.