Gloria McKinnon Handwork School

Gloria McKinnon— Handwork (Hand)

Gloria has been embroidering since the age of eight. As children, she, her brothers and sisters were not allowed to say they were bored as long as there was gardening to be done. To avoid gardening, Gloria asked her mother and aunt to teach her to embroider – flowers – an instant garden that grew in her own hands. And so began a long love affair with needle and thread, ribbons and braids and all things of delicate beauty. In 1976, Gloria opened the now internationally famous Anna’s Glory Box in Newcastle, Australia. Gloria has traveled to speak and teach at seminars across Australia, America, New Zealand and England. Her beautiful embellishments and embroideries inspire students to create pieces that are beyond their imaginings. Her wonderful talent for teaching and fun sense of humor makes her classes a joy to attend.

Black and Pink Etui “Black and Pink Sewing Box”
Gloria McKinnon — 4 Days (Hand)

A beautiful silk dupioni sewing box, featuring six different silk ribbon embroidered flowers on the outside of the opening box and additional embroidered techniques on the lid.  The silk lined box opens to reveal a needlebook, pin wheel, scissor keepe, and a fabulous tape measure.Black and Pink Etui 001