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Shelagh Amor

Shelagh Amor grew up in England, where she persued a career in accounting before marrying and settling in Australia. Although she has taken up a needle at an early age, it wasn't until after the birth of her second child that she discovered the Embroiderers' Guild and, through it, the many facets of the art of embroidery. For Shelagh, embroidery became a passion, first patchwork then counted thread techniques - canvaswork, pulled thread, Hardanger, and blackwork - and, with time, she developed skills in crewel embrodiery. She passed on her skills by conducting regular classes covering all of these techniques, and became widely known for her gift for spreading her enthusuasm for embroidery. Shelagh used her administrative skills to co-ordinate classes for the Embroiderers' Guild and to promote embroidery in her local community. From 1984 to 1986 she served as President of the Embroiderers' Guild, Victoria. In twenty years of teaching, Shelagh has established a reputation for her meticulous attention to detail and finish. She now finds that it is crewel embroidery which most captures her imagination, from the first pencil line on paper to the last stitch on the linen. Shelagh Amor currently teaches crewel embroidery to all levels, both in the classroom and by correspondence. She sees it as her mission in life to make the time honoured technique of crewel embroidery as enjoyable as possible for her students.