Jacqui Carey

Natalie Dupuis


Natalie was first introduced to needlework through a sewing class she took as a young teenager. When she later moved in with an aunt and took up needlepoint, her passion for the craft was cemented. As a trained teacher, Natalie now enjoys sharing her skill and experience with others and has transformed her needlework hobby into a thriving career, with a particular focus on the traditional art of Or Nue.

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Natalie's calm and friendly manner is sure to get even the most novice stitcher filled with confidence

Natalie's 2022 Festival Workshops

Strawberry Delight

Time Zone 1: 18-20 January – few places remaining

Strawberry Delight is a sparkling symmetrical design worked in the technique of goldwork, inspired by a motif found on a coif from the late 16th century.
Using succulent filament silks and gold metal threads, this design challenges students to attach thin layers of plate with precision spacing and then cover it with burden stitch in such a way that the strawberry retains a touch of gold and explores shading with light play. Couching of pearl purl and passing thread as well as chipping will provide the student with the opportunity to engage in small and precise needlework.

Practical information

Length: 3 days
Level: Intermediate 

Class fee: £540 including kit

Workshop Pack Includes: Calico, White high thread count linen, felt, Japanese flat silk, Pipers floss silk, various purls, gold plate, gilt passing, beeswax and needles 


Goldwork: couching, chipping, attaching plate, attaching and wrapping pearl purl

Equipment requirements: Stretcher bars or slate frame, scissors for cutting metal threads and paper, metal laying tool, a mellor, tweezers, fine embroidery scissors, gold gel pen, ruler with mm measurements

Design size: 
10 x 5 cm (4 x 2 in)

Linen size: 
20 x 15 cm (8 x 6 in)

May 2022 Workshop

Natalie will be offering a class during our May 2022 event. More details to follow soon!