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Mythical Creatures, a talk by Alison Cole,
Nov 03

Mythical Creatures, a talk by Alison Cole,

by Embroiderers Guild of Western Australia
Registrations Closed
Date & Time
3 November 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(UTC+08:00) Australia/Perth

Registrations Are Closed

Mythical Creatures, a talk by Alison Cole

Dates: Friday 3rd November 2023

Time: 6pm

Venue:  Guild House, 565 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove.

Cost: $15.00, includes Drinks and Nibbles


Don't miss the chance to hear Alison Cole, a world renowned embroiderer who specialises in Stumpwork and Goldwork Embroidery. She will speak on the mystery and meaning behind the Mythical Creatures that feature on many Elizabethan embroideries.

Her talk will be held at Guild House in Alfred Cove on Friday 3rd November 2023, at 6pm.  

You will have a chance to meet her afterwards as we enjoy a drink and nibbles together.

These creatures were included in many of the Elizabethan 16th Century embroideries.  Alison will discuss why they featured so often in this type of embroidery.


One function of mythical animals in the Middle Ages was allegory. They appeared in the folklore, mythology, and legends of various cultures around the world.

These creatures are often fantastical and supernatural in nature, and they play significant roles in the stories and beliefs of the cultures that created them.

Unicorns for example, were described as extraordinarily swift and very difficult to catch by traditional methods! They are often associated with purity, grace, and beauty.

Come and learn more about these fantastical beasts and meet Alison afterwards over a drink and nibbles.

Event Type
Event Location
Guild House
565 Canning Hwy
Alfred Cove WA 6154
Contact Details
Registrar Elizabeth Robson

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