Elaine Hemsley 

I started embroidery classes with Anne Shearn after moving south from Liverpool.

After many years in Anne’s class studying hand embroidery techniques, I enrolled on a machine embroidery course.


I try to use both hand and machine stitching.

I also enrolled on an evening class for paper mache, which I still like doing and try to incorporate textiles and threads wherever possible.


This, along with a class doing pottery for a few years, gave me a love of making 3D pots and bowls.

Much of my inspiration comes from my travels.

I am member of both the Bromley and Sevenoaks Embroiderers’ Guilds and Blackheath Textile Artists.

P1030190 (2)
P1030181 (5)
CNV00020 (2)
CNV00012 (2)
CNV00002 (3)
P1030188 (2)