We asked Merrilyn Heazlewood, an internationally renowned hand embroiderer, designer, author and teacher to put together a project for us and allow us to include a brief profile on her.. We thank Merrilyn for her time and effort and her project will be in our next Blog - keep watching.

Merrilyn's work regularly features in publications in Australia, U.S.A. and New Zealand.

Merrilyn has an artistic heritage and a strong passion for hand work which resulted in her opening her 1st needlework shop in 1978.

This was the starting point for a long creative and rewarding journey with needle, threads and fabric........

We are also including a NEW project from Merrilyn as part of our next Blog.

Merrilyn's list of achievements are long and varied, including:

Opened and owned specialty Needlework and Craft shops in 3 cities in Tasmania from 1978 to 1993.

Introduced counted cross stitch, patchwork, silk embridery and lace making to Tasmania.

Founder and inaugural State President of Lace Guild of Tasmania.

Books Published include:

Silk Ribbon Embroidery and Wool Embroidery

* An Encyclopedia of Wool Embroidery

* Romantic Garden (Silk Ribbon Embroidery)

* Silk Ribbon Miniatures and Floral Embellishments

* Cottage Garden (Silk Ribbon Embroidery)

* Pathway to Wool Embroidery

* Roses (Silk Ribbon Embroidery)

* Fuchsias (Silk Ribbon Embroidery)

* Spring Bulb Sampler (Silk Ribbon Embroidery)

In 2015 merrilyn also published several Needlepoint and Needleoint with Silk Ribbon books.

With numerous Magazine Articles, TV and Radio appearances Merrilyn somehow finds time to teach her craft on Needlework Cruises, Seminars and at various Guilds and Retail stores Australia wide.

Merrilyn has been good enough to design and stitch a Project for us and this is the subject of our next Blog.

Merrilyn's website has lots more information on Silk Ribbon Embroidery projects and ideas along with lots of brilliant photos.

Please enjoy this and future Blogs from Cotton On Creations.

Margaret and Alan.

YLI Silk Ribbon

Click to see Merrilyn's website

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