Lynne Stone

Fibre Artist - Botanical Embroidery






Embroidery techniques








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General Announcement:


A segment on my work was shown on Gardening Australia in early 2021, creating a deluge of responses.  All my botanical pieces have gone to new homes and I reprinted my book to cope with the demand.


I have decided to keep my hobby as a hobby, and to treat everyone equally, so I will not be selling my work to private buyers in future.  I will occasionally have a "Show and Tell" table at Botanical or Art events.


I have once again reprinted my book on how I make my Botanical Embroideries available.  Details of the book and how to get a copy for yourself are on the Book page.


Check out my Facebook page - Blooming Threads Botanical Textiles. It has information on my book, coming events and photos of recent work.  Like or Follow the page to be kept up to date.



General Information


I try to convey my delight in Australia's native plants by creating realistic models using machine embroidery. I build the three-dimensional pieces from fine wire and organza, heavily machine stitched with white rayon and/or polyester threads. These are then painted with dye and restitched with hand-dyed threads to add veins and special features. The detail of the piece is important - its myriad colours, the emerging flowers and leaves, and marks of insect damage etc. Each new specimen demands new techniques, and each new technique presents new problems and new solutions.


Click on Embroidery techniques  to find out more about how the pieces are made

Click on Book for details of my illustrated book on how the pieces are made

Click on Work to view some examples of my work


In 1997 I left Melbourne to travel Australia in a converted Toyota Coaster Bus,exploring the fascinating diversity of the countryside and its flora and fauna. I collected the originals of the pieces I now make during those 10 happy years of wandering.  Settling back into a land base was a little bumpy, with the  the bushfires of February 2009 destroying my home not long after I moved in.   I have now replaced the burnt-out bus with a nippy small campervan, and my burnt-out home with a new and much improved structure, with a purpose-built sewing-room (8 double power points!) and a special dyeing area.








updated February 2023