Inspiring stitchers:Myra Mogg of Mudgee

    On a recent visit to the Powerhouse Museum Sydney, I was thrilled to discover Myra Mogg, an inspiring stitcher and woman. Myra lived in Mudgee, rural NSW and produced exquisite examples of needlecraft through the 1930’s. Finding Myra It was as I wandered through the exhibition of the museum’s shoe collection, “Recollect: Shoes”  that I found three pairs […]

Reasons to stitch#2: learning about other cultures

Reason #2 This week I suggest that through embroidery we can learn about different cultures. This revelation came to me during a six week course (2 hours a week) in Iranian embroidery, at my local community centre. An introduction to Akhtar and Iranian embroidery I enrolled in the course because I wanted to replicate the beautiful paisley design […]