Lynne Stone

Fibre Artist - Botanical Embroidery

 

 

 

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2021

Although it did not have an official launch, my book on how I make my Botanical Embroideries has been well received.  Details of the book and how to get a copy for yourself are on the Book page.

 

I have since compiled a book of pen-and-ink sketches by Alice Talbot of the flora around Marysville, where I live.  It is available through the Marysvile Vistor Information Centre.

 

This year the Embroiderers Guild Victoria is taking part in the Christmas display at the Johnston Collection in East Melbourne, and two of my pieces will be part of it. (1 December - 23 February).

 

"Stitch Brilliance" is this year's exhibition of members' work at the Embroiderers' Guild Victoria.  I plan to have some work on display, will run from Saturday 6th March until  Sunday 21 March, 10am - 4pm each day, 170 Wattletree Road,  Malvern.

 

The launch of the new permanent exihibtion at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra has been delayed till early 2021 ... something to look forward to - my piece of our local Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) will be part of the display.

 

I have my book and a couple of pieces on display at the Marysville Information and Regional Arts Centre in the main street of Marysville (usually open 10am till 4pm).  If you are coming to Marysville during the year and would like to see specific works I can arrange to have them at Mira for you - just contact me and let me know.

 

I now have a 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.

 

AT LAST ..... MUCH EXCITEMENT  ....   Last June I filmed a segment for Gardening Australia on ABC Television.  It will go to air at 7:30 pm on Friday 26th February, with a repeat at 1:30 pm on Sunday 28th February.  It will then be available on ABC iview.

 

 

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 Current Work to view some examples of my work (including prices)

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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updated  February 2021