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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 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 and has enjoyed learning at national seminars. Natalie has taught at the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, Canada’s annual embroidery seminar, and is scheduled to teach at the Embroiderers’ Guild of America’s national seminar as well as for the Crewel Work Company. In 2020, she developed a needlework school for in-depth online learning of history and colour theory combined with goldwork.

Natalie’s work features in Embroidery Canada magazine, the USA’s Needle Arts magazine, frequently in Australia’s Inspirations magazine, and she has a three part series coming up in Piecework 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, subsidised through the EGA. She has been awarded numerous embroidery education grants including the EGA’s Research Fellowship Grant Award. 

Natalie has two young children who inspire her to be creative and pass on the love of needle arts. You can listen to her musings about embroidery,  colour theory lectures, judging, and how she got to where she is today through numerous podcasts and video interviews found at https://wetalkfiber.com/ and also on www.stitcherystories.com. Contact Natalie through www.SewbyHand.com