Crewel Embroidery with Anna Scott
14th – 21st August 2018
Anna is a Danish born embroidery artist, designer and tutor. She has called Australia home for a long time and lives in the beautiful Adelaide hills in South Australia.
“I didn’t choose to embroider – Embroidery chose me.”
Anna completed a degree in technical hand embroidery at the Danish Needlecraft Guild College with honours. She has been designing and teaching embroidery since 2000 and has worked on ecclesiastical vestments in Denmark, including the bishops cope for Aarhus Cathedral, Denmark designed by Queen Margrethe II. After writing and editing for Inspirations magazine for many years, Anna now focuses on her own embroidery business, creating stitched art pieces, teaching both locally and around the world and developing kits for her Fine Stitch Studio brand.
“Needle in hand makes me happy…”
Anna practises a wide range of embroidery techniques. She particularly enjoys styles that involve colour, pattern and texture – crewel embroidery, raised embroidery and goldwork being her favourites. Her designs are largely inspired by traditional hand embroidery and decorative arts, with a subtle contemporary twist and the results can best be described as ‘traditional but not typical’.
“My life is in stitches, literally. I stitch when I can find time or make time – it is part of who I am. If I am not stitching, I am most likely thinking about it.”