Lyn Asher uses the medium of free machine embroidery to sew both realistic and abstract art works.
With a background in fine art and design (Gordon Institute of Technology, Geelong) Lyn has been involved in various art ventures over the years, from her first job at Dean's Art Supply (in charge of the Craft Department) to 'Party Plan' selling of original designed art inspired goods. She also designed and created works for various market outlets, particularly Collins Place Market in the CBD, for three years.
Lyn's work became increasingly focused on embroidery including baby and small children's wear and gifts made with pure cotton fabric and lace. Her hand-made and embroidered garments (smocked and complete with bonnets and petticoats) were highly sought after, and Lyn produced for specialist baby and small children's wear for shops in Melbourne and Sydney.
Lyn taught herself free machine embroidery and with a love of fabric and thread, continues to produce pieces of work which combine her art training and embroidery skills.
Apart from her fine art education Lyn completed Art and Embroidery Techniques at Box Hill TAFE and the course in Art and Design at Embroiderer's Guild of Victoria, where she is a member.
Lyn looks forward to exhibiting her work through the Box Hill Art Space and the Alcove shop, where recognition encourages artists to continue learning and creating.