'…a voyage of discovery for client and artist…'

Bespoke textile commissions form a significant part of Sue's creative activities. Embroidered designs and craft commissions always excite and stimulate new challenges and directions. Clients are invited to the studio to discuss a commission, and to view the collection of embroidered samples, creative dialogue shapes the early stages of a commission; design drawings and fabric samples are prepared, prior to commencing the final work. For interior projects: embroidered wall-hangings or quilts, a visit can also be made to the client's home.

Embroidered samples for couture collections are another facet of her textiles; creating unique embroideries for fashion designers stimulates new artistic dimensions. A relationship with couture fashion began in the late 70s, while working for the designer, Bill Gibb.

Botanical themes have always been central to the embroidery creations, drawing and painting plays a vital part in the design process. Encouraged by clients who have purchased Sue's botanical paintings, in 2007 she held her first exhibition of the flower paintings and sketches. A naturalist's eye for detail and a love of gardening infuse the spirit of the watercolour and pencil studies. The botanical paintings are available by commission, or may be purchased from the Studio Collection or through exhibitions.

Accessories - The Woodland Collection

Forest foliage and magical woodlands inspire textures for embroidery.
Unique accessories for special occasions, or to display as works of art.
These Limited Edition accessories are now available to order.

The 'Hedera' evening bag
Beautifully crafted embellishments of painted silk appliqué leaves, decorated with metallic embroidery and delicate sequins; manipulated sheer organzas and sparkling beadwork using Czech glass beads and Swarovski crystals.

The bag is made in silk and viscose velvet, with a quilted surface, and velvet handles.
Style variations, and alternative colours: 'autumn gold' 'berry bright' 'jet sparkle'.
Size: 31cm w 18cm h, plus handles.
Price guide: from £395 - £475

'Hedera' is the first in the Limited Edition collection of 10, available to commission.

Silk Embroidered Corsages for bridal and eveningwear, from £80 - £150

For details of other accessories in the 'Woodland' collection, please get in touch.

Top right: 'Hedera' Evening Bag and Embroidered Corsage
Hedera bag photo by Michael Wicks, for 'Embroidered Originals' Published by d4daisy.

See the Newsletter for forthcoming events.

Find out more about my botanical paintings.

wedding fashions ~ interior textiles ~ eveningwear
accessories ~ couture designs ~ botanical paintings

Click on the pictures below to enlarge.

'Silk Headdress'

'Lace Armlet'

'Fashion Embroidery'

'Bridal Sketch'


'Botanical Painting'