The Art of Embroidery

I am a self taught embroidery artist from Cape Town, South Africa, who specializes in Needle painting and Whitework Embroidery. I have been designing patterns and artwork for more then two decades and hope to inspire others by sharing my work. Join me and let’s make the world a more beautiful place one stitch at a time!

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Visit the shop where you will find Embroidery Patterns, Materials and tutorials or download a pattern from the vast collection of Embroidery Patterns.


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Information on materials and techniques for embroidery. Watch videos, view colour charts or get help with orders, payments and downloads.

Shop Open

Hello everyone I hope you have had a wonderful summer holidays and are managing to keep cool. Here in Cape Town it is winter and chilly – bet you cant imagine that right now? The shop has re-opened and the following items are back in stock: Cosmo Special Thread Collection This is a limited edition,… Continue reading Shop Open
July 29, 2022 — trishburr

Copyright Infringement

Hello everyone Please take note of this seller and share it with any friends that make purchases on Etsy – she has copied and is selling illegally many of my patterns on her site ALISA HANDICRAFTS. As you know this is an ongoing problem which I am having to address on a regular basis. I… Continue reading Copyright Infringement
July 29, 2022 — trishburr

Into The Woods

Hello everyone Hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer? It is Fall here in the Cape and getting quite chilly! This week I am delighted to announce the arrival of a new PDF pattern, Into the Woods. This is something I have been working on for quite some time, and I hope you… Continue reading Into The Woods
May 26, 2022 — trishburr