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The Hollow Crown, War of the Roses UK 2014

The Hollow Crown: Series 2: War of the Roses. The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's history plays. I was commissioned to embroider a series of roses to adorn chain mail battle armour. read more »

The Lion King 2012, 2010 & 2003

Role: Head Beader & Beading Co ordiator. This was a technically challenging show to work on. The costumes required strength, durability and longevity in their construction and their adornment. The child and adult Simba and Nala characters were dressed in full body corsets covered with read more »

London Fashion Week, Myrza DeMunyk UK 2012

Spiralling and sprawling lines of glass beads, mixed in sizes and colours. Myrza commissioned a tambour beaded piece that was read more »

Christina Tan Wedding outfit 2011

Christina Tan has featured and played leading ladies in many Australian Theatre shows. She has worn many a glamorous costume and I was commissioned read more »

Stephanie Caltibiano UTS Graduate 2011

Stephanie Caltibiano is a 2011 Graduate student at the University of Technology Sydney Australia. She approached me to bead read more »

Love Never Dies 2011

Love Never Dies is the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. This show's set and costumes were redesigned in Australia by Gabriela Tylesova and made in Australia. I worked on the beading for the costume for lead character Christine for her performance in the peacock scene. Working with tiny cut glass seed beads, bugle beads, crystals and crystal drops to create a shimmering gothic inspired beaded piece for the front of the bodice, and metres of hand beaded fringing to line the neck, armholes and front skirt. The colour palette was varying shades of blues and blue greens, the colours that appear in peacock feathers. read more »

2011 Winner Hand & Lock UK Embroidery Prize

Karen Torrisi is the winner of the prestigious Hand & Lock UK Embroidery Prize for 2011 read more »

Hand Bead Embroidery Class Sample Projects

Learn Hand Bead Embroidery Today. Its easy, fun and you achieve instant results. For more of a challenge come and learn Tambour Beading. Hand Bead embroidery is a skill many people admire and wish to undertake. Karen Torrisi teaches a variety read more »

Finalist in Australian Stencil Art Prize 2011

Finalist in Australian Stencil Art Prize 2011 http://www.australianstencilartprize.com/ http://outpost.cockatooisland.gov.au/ read more »