No, not him, it's me! My name is Loetitia Gibier and I am French. I have been living in the UK for a while now. Korry is my nickname. It comes from the word Korryghan, a little Celtic devil. One of the Korryghans stays awake at night to do the housework and mainly the needlework needed, sometimes they get bored and get up to a little mischief to their humans, like stitching their socks to their trousers.
My father gave me that nickname at a period in my life when I had just left begun my obsession with embroidery. I was stitching most nights until the early hours of the morning and my parents would find complete pieces of work the following day or for their birthdays. They had absolutely no idea what I was working on.
Having an already busy life, I still often stay up late to make things. I just need to create!
I am a textile artist and an embroidery tutor specialised in hand embroidery.
Stumpwork, Goldwork and Silk Shading are my go to techniques, but I am interested in almost every type of hand embroidery.
I am absolutely obsessed with colour so I am always on the look out for new goldwork supplies and ended up opening this shop.
You will also find the kits I design as well as some of my work for sale.
Don't forget to visit the workshop and event pages in case you are interested in learning embroidery or to invite me to your event or even just to say Hi!
After several years of doing various weekend classes, I did my City And Guilds Level 1 and 2 in Stumpwork. I am always looking to learn new techniques so I am currently doing the formal training of Japanese Embroidery via a JEC accredited tutor and I also started the Royal School of Needlework Certificate in Technical Hand Embroidery last year.
I recently began studying Russian traditional Goldwork and Silk Embroidery.
Embroiderers’ Guild Members Challenge 2019
Margaret Nicholson Award for composition - highly commended
Embroiderers' Guild Members Challenge 2017
President's Cup - Constance Howard Award for the most outstanding piece
Beryl Dean Award - best hand stitching
Piece: The Volcano
Embroiderers' Guild Members Challenge 2016
2nd Prize for the Julia Caprara Award - best use of colour.
Commendation for the Beryl Dean Award - best hand stitching.
Piece: Looking through time and space