Mavis has been a member of Art and Crafts Mudgee since 2003.

Ladies home sewn classis style shirts featuring hand embroidery under the label of “Mavis of Mudgee” are available only at Arts and Crafts Mudgee. They are a very popular line. Mavis also displays a range of practical aprons and other gift lines.

To sew and embroider has been Mavis’ passion all her life – “I cannot remember a time when I did not ‘play’ with favbrics and threads”. Many skills were gained by watching her mother and family sewing.

During school years Mavis was taught by a couple of very exacting sewing teachers.

Mavis studied “Fine Needlework” at Leeton Technical College for two (2) years, and gained recognition as the outstanding student.

Prior to this, Mavis completed three (3) years of a “Soft Furnishing” course at the same college. Also in this discipline was acknowledged as the outstanding student.

In recent years, Mavis attended a weekend “Creative Thread Embroidery” Course sponsored by Country Bumpkin 9S.A.) hosted by Hunter Region Embroiders Guild; with National and International Tutors

Being the mother of three daughters, Mavis has had plenty of opportunities to practice her passion for needle work.