b. 1956

1979 BA Hons Fine Art  Goldsmiths College

A master of machine embroidery

Using only two stitches of straight and zig zag,  exquisite landscapes, seascapes,  and floral works of art are produced

2011 elected member Society of Botanical Artists

Teaching commitments worldwide

Author of five books

Machine Embroidery,  Batsford 1990

Machine Embroidered Landscapes, Search Press 2002  (sales to date exceed 50,000 copies)

Machine Embroidered Flowers, Search Press 2006

Machine Embroidered Woodlands, 2009

Seascapes, 2012

The Art of Alison Holt,  2013, a reprint of 3 books combined (Woodlands, Flowers and Landscapes)