Your Instructor

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 in England and has enjoyed learning at national seminars and much self-study. She has enjoyed accolades for her original design at the national level in Canada. 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. 

Natalie’s work has been featured in Embroidery Canada magazine, multiple times in 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. 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. She is involved in Waldorf education which values nature, creativity and of course handwork of all sorts.  

You can listen to her musings about embroidery and how she got to where she is today through numerous podcasts and video interviews found at and also on 

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