Laraines On Capri: Gold Coast Embroidery
Laraines On Capri: Gold Coast Embroidery Laraines On Capri: Gold Coast Embroidery

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A stunning range of hand dyed fabrics, threads, ribbons, trims, beads and trinkets which allow for lots of self- expression and creativity.....

About Laraine's On Capri

Laraine Lord creates original embroidery designs including elegant purses, needlecases and pincushions, eye catching felt brooches and delightful Christmas ornaments and stockings. She specializes in Crazy Patchwork kits, embellishments, ribbons, braids, silk packs and hand painted lace that you are sure to love.

Laraine has sourced vintage glass buttons and cabochons from Germany and sequins from France that are to die for. They will add that exciting texture and sparkle to your work. Also you will find a rich collection of hand dyed silk velvet, crinkle chiffon and organza just right for all kinds of collage, creative embroidery and other crafts.

There is something for all skill levels. All the kit instructions have clear drawings and photos that help you to create Laraine’s beautiful projects with the gorgeous fabrics, ribbons and threads that are provided.

Laraine's Personal Profile

Laraines On Capri: Gold Coast EmbroideryIt's surprising when I look back at just how many experiences have influenced my designing career. As a young girl I loved old things, the theatre and drawing, all of which I still enjoy today. Antiques taught me about the endurance of quality, the theatre about light, costume and detail, while drawing taught me to see. When I came to the Gold Coast to live I managed the first colour film laboratory which sparked my interest in photography and increased my sensitivity to colour and hue. This colour sense is reflected in the combinations I choose in the fabrics, ribbons, threads and trims I use in my kits.

I have always been fascinated by the mysteries of puppetry so after the birth of my first daughter I joined the Qld Theatre of Puppetry where my involvement with these creative women led to performing, script writing, set construction and puppet making. I think making cloth puppets has influenced my designs, as many have three dimensional elements and a rounded sculptural quality.

My greatest inspiration today comes from the freedom of creative collage and my favourite way to indulge in this richness of colour and texture is to explore the art of crazy patchwork. As anyone who has fallen under the spell of textiles knows, finding a way to bring together your collection of threads, charms, ribbons and fabrics is an itch waiting to be scratched.

I am so lucky to be able to fulfil my passion for making, designing treasures and sharing my love of embroidery with you. My aim is to help you grow and expand your creative spirit too.


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