Natalie Dupuis holds a Masters Degree in Education and taught as a classroom teacher and a teacher trainer in Toronto, Paris, and London where she lived abroad for many years. After having children she combined her love for teaching and her passion for embroidery and now teaches Metalwork and surface embroidery. She has trained part-time at the Royal School of Needlework in London and has enjoyed learning at national seminars. She has recently enjoyed accolades for her original design at the national level in Canada. Natalie has taught for the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, Canada’s annual Embroidery Seminar, and at the Embroiderers’ Guild of America’s national seminar.
Natalie’s work features in Embroidery Canada Magazine, Australia’s Inspirations Magazine, and in the USA’s Needle Arts magazine. She is training as an apprentice needlework judge which combines her passion for thoughtful assessment, and creative design. Natalie has written a research paper on the history of the couching stitch, published through the EGA in 2020. Natalie has been awarded numerous embroidery education related grants including the EGA’s Research Fellowship Grant Award. She has two young children who inspire her to be creative and pass on the love of needle arts. Natalie is involved in Waldorf education which values nature, creativity and of course handwork of all sorts.