Alison Cole

I have been embroidering for most of my life and my love of it has seen me try my hand at a large array of techniques ā€“ but my favourites have always been Goldwork and Stumpwork embroidery for which I am renowned worldwide.

I consider myself fortunate to be a freelance artist in an industry which I love, professionally designing and teaching embroidery for over twenty years. My career has given me the opportunity to study, teach and exhibit around the world, meeting wonderful like-minded people.

Over this time, I have won a number of awards for my work, both in Australia and internationally. I have worked as artist in residence, feature artist, guest lecturer, judge and consultant and has contributed in many publications and taken on a range of commissions.

I am inspired by nature, my love of period embroidery and historical art. I am passionate about passing on my knowledge and am currently working on my sixth book and pieces for an exhibition.

I adore embroidery ā€“ the feel of the threads, the sound of the needle as it is drawn through taut fabric, the textures created by the stitches and the rich history of my favourite techniques, Goldwork and Stumpwork.

Contact Details

Postal address: 32 Silverwattle Drive, Invermay, Vic, 3352
Phone number: 03 5333 1476
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Alison Cole Embroidery

Membership of Organisations

The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria
Craft Victoria
The Embroiderers Guild of America
The Embroidery Association of Canada