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Karen Torrisi Beading & Embroidery Services & Classes


Embroidery & Beading Artisanal Excellence


Like a painter filling a canvas, Karen loves seeing her ideas become a reality beneath her needle.
“I love to use colours in my work and the fact that with beaded embroidery you begin with a clear palette and you finish with something that is sparkly, textured and alive, and visually delicious.”
Karen Torrisi has been embroidering professionally since 1994. Her embroidery has graced the Haute Couture catwalks in Paris, sparkled under lights on West End theatres stages in London & Australia, her embroidery won 1st in the International Hand & Lock embroidery prize open category.
She is a published author and teaches bead embroidery all around the world.



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Satisfied Clients

★★★★★ "Very clear detailed instructions! Can’t wait to learn how to make this! I’ve done two of Karen’s classes before in Brisbane and am so pleased I’m able to learn from her through this kit!"

Claire Dawes

"Karen is an amazing artist and tutor - her expertise, enthusiasm and patience are just out of this world, only matched by her surreally gorgeous designs and her bubbly personality. One blink and the classes are over because they’re that fun!"

Lana Tran

"I have been doing classes with Karen for many years and have enjoyed her teaching methods and her generosity with her time. Karen's designs are inspirational and fun and it has been great to learn the different aspects of beading. I look forward to future workshops"

Anna Sato

Karen comes with a wealth of knowledge from the Haute Couture industry and she doesn’t stint in relaying this information to her students. I have found her workshops inspirational and a joy to stitch. Karen is also a very organised tutor and provides easy to understand notes and personal attention in class.

Lindy Rose Smith


59 Rounton Road, London E3 4HA

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