Natalie Dupuis holds a Master’s 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 obtained her needlework and art training at many different locations in England and North America. Natalie has been invited to teach and lecture for the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, the Embroidery Association of Canada, the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, the Crewel Work Company, and Blue Bonnet Studio. In 2020, she developed a needlework school through teachable.com 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, a series in Piecework magazine, and is part of the 2023 Design Collective book. She is a certified 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 Fiber Talk, and the Long Thread Media Podcast, and Stitchery Stories.