1966 - 67
Loughborough College of Art and Design

1967 - 70
Lanchester Polytechnic. D.A.D Fine Art

1970 - 71
Brighton Polytechnic. A.T.D.

Professional Career

1971 - 74
Art & Design Teacher, Highdown School, Berkshire.

1975 - 1980
Set up studio in Fosseway House Workshops, Glouc.
Embroidered textiles for Bill Gibb, London.
Selected for Crafts Council Index
Crafts Council UK Tour.
International & UK Exhibitions: London, Paris, USA.
V&A Museum- Crafts Council Shop.
Featured in BBC Series 'Embroidery'. (Ref.: BFI/Film & TV Database

Textiles studio established in Oxfordshire.


1980 - 1990
'British Crafts' Florida, USA; 'Fashion as Art' Boston, USA.
'Art Textiles', Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
'Quilting, Patchwork & Appliqué' Crafts Council Touring UK.
'Stitched Textiles for Interiors', R.I.B.A. London.
'Hatches, Matches, Dispatches', National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.
'The Embroiderers' Garden' touring exhibition UK.
Chelsea Craft Fairs, Crafts Council. ('83 & '88).

1990 - 2000
Group exhibition of Contemporary Embroidery, Osaka & Tokyo, Japan.
'An Eye for Detail' Broughton Castle, Oxfordshire.
Solo show of Embroidered Textiles in Tokyo ('93).
Festival of Embroidery at Yarlington House, Somerset.
'The Embroiderers Garden' group show in Tokyo.
'Embroidery in Kelmscott', Community Project, Oxon.
'Crafts Showcase' Abingdon Museum, Oxon.

'The Spirit of the Place', organized by Miranda Gunn & National Trust.

Sue Rangeley & Verina Warren Newington House Gallery, Oxfordshire.

'Inspired to Stitch-21 Textile Artists', curated by Diana Springall. UK.

Oxfordshire Art Weeks.

'An Embroiderer's Eye' - The Diana Springall Collection. Macclesfield Silk Museum, UK.
'A Wearable Art', The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock UK.
'In Studio' weekend residency, linked event for 'A Wearable Art'.

Botanical Paintings & Textile Art', Oxfordshire Art Weeks.

2011 & 2012
Selected demonstrator and exhibitor Textiles, Art in Action, Oxfordshire

'Fashioned with Stitch' - Solo exhibition at The Silk Museum, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Work in Public Collections

The Victoria & Albert Museum:
Embroidered Silk Ensemble created for the designer Bill Gibb in 1977 (In the permanent collection of Fashion & Textiles)
(Collection catalogue: No. 58. Jacket No 5627, this piece was quilted and embroidered by Sue)
Note: A silver version of this jacket was created for Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee Year, it featured in the fashion show at the Royal Albert Hall - 'Ten Years of Bill Gibb', November 18th 1977.

The National Gallery of Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia:
An embroidered jacket, dress, shoes, headpieces, commissioned for an exhibition in 1987.

The Embroiderers' Guild, Hampton Court, UK:
Two embroidered bags.

The Embroiderers' Guilds of Victoria & Sydney, Australia:
Waistcoats & bags.

The Cheltenham Museum & Art Gallery, UK:
One painted silk, embellished bag ('82).

The Shipley Museum, Gateshead, UK:
Painted, quilted silk purse (1982)

Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire, UK:
Gawthorpe Textiles Collection
2014 An embroidered machine lace panel, styled as a stomacher panel, entitled 'Frost', beaded with applique embellishments. The original artist's sketch of this work accompanies the lace embroidery.

These two pieces were created for Sue Rangeley's first publication, 'Embroidered Originals' , published 2010, and are illustrated in the book. Exhibited at Gawthorpe Hall in 2013.

Held in the permanent collection of the Textile Collection.

Private collections:
Europe, USA, Canada, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

Teaching, Lecturing, Residencies (1978-2009)

1978 - 80
Visiting Tutor at North Oxfordshire College. Foundation Course. Crafts Council Textile Tour UK.

1980 - 1998
Visiting Lecturer at University of Central England, Birmingham. Department of Fashion & Textiles, BA Embroidery.

1980 - 1985
Study Days at V& A Museum. Visiting lecturing for Trent Polytechnic, Manchester Polytechnic, Goldsmiths College, London.

Lecture/workshop tour to Australia & New Zealand.

Lecture/workshop tour in Canada.

Artist in Residence, Kelmscott, William Morris Society.

Worcester College Wall-Hanging. Schools textile project, commission for Lord & Lady Briggs, Worcester College,Oxford.
Lecture/workshop tour to Denmark.

Schools workshops in Oxfordshire.

Artist in Residence, Botley C.P. School Oxford. Commission for three wall hangings.

Third international workshop tour to Seattle, USA & Vancouver.

Artist in Residence, St. Mary's School, Chippenham, Wilts. Commission for three wall-hangings, children's textile project.

Fourth International Textile workshop tour USA & Vancouver.

2003 & 2007
International: Textile Workshops in Vancouver, Canada.

Textile Masterclasses & Study weekends, Oxfordshire.

Textile Masterclasses & Lecture programme linked with the publication of 'Embroidered Originals'.

'Inspired to Stitch' Study Day at The Silk Museum, Macclesfield. Event linked to the exhibition 'Fashioned with Stitch' June 1 - July 20

Curatorial & Consultancy Work in Oxfordshire

1999 - 2002
Member of Steering Group at Abingdon Museum, for the Oxfordshire Collection Contemporary Crafts.

Free-lance Curatorial work for Arts Development, West Oxfordshire District Council; developed and curated projects: Contemporary Crafts in the Cotswolds -1997'; 'Silverworks' and 'Soft Touch' '98; 'Crafts in Churches' 1999; 'Crafts in Gardens'. 2003 & 2005; 'Potters of Port Street' exhibitions 2006 -7. 2009 Curated 'A Wearable Art', in partnership with The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock.


Southern Arts Bursary to develop personal embroidered textiles.

William Morris Society Residency, funded by The Ernest Cook Trust and Southern Arts. (referenced in archives)

Southern Arts Funding of Multi Media Installation in Tokyo show. British Council Funding for travel to Tokyo exhibition. Sponsorship of Tokyo exhibition: Tokyu Department Store, Japan.

Oxfordshire Education Business Partnership Award, for 'distinctive contribution to education in North/West Oxford shire'.

Awarded funding for 'A Wearable Art' by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and Oxfordshire County Council.


Sue Rangeley's textiles have featured in numerous UK publications including Crafts, Embroidery, The World of Interiors, Vogue, The Sunday Times, and international textile magazines. Images and critiques of Sue Rangeley's textiles appear in over 20 books, with features in videos, and television.

Sue's embroideries appear in these recent books:

'Inspired to Stitch- 21 Textile Artists' by Diana Springall, A&C Black.

'An Embroiderer's Eye - The Diana Springall Collection' Macclesfield Museum.

'Seventies Style' by Kirsty Hislop & Dominic Lutyens, pub. by Thames & Hudson.

'Embroidered Originals' by Sue Rangeley, published by D4Daisy Books Ltd.

Fosseway House Workshops, 1981

Sue in the studio, 2008