Photographs copyright Michael Wicks.
Original embroideries © Sue Rangeley

Embroidery Atelier – Visions & Passions
by Sue Rangeley 2022

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An artist’s studio holds the secrets of their creations, Embroidery Atelier invites readers to delve into the art and craft of a contemporary embroiderer, and be inspired to stitch.

Embroidery Atelier steps into my studio world, sharing the visions and passions that inspire and shape a sequence of artistic embroideries. Beautiful photographic images by Michael Wicks capture the essence and meticulous detail of the textiles. A companion volume to Embroidered Originals (2010), creative stitch continues to delight the eye, enrich the senses and enchant the imagination.

Exhibition opens Saturday May 11 2024
‘Stitching the Decades’
Studio creations 1974 -2024

May 11 – June 5 2024
Court Barn, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Sue selects highlights from her studio archives for this retrospective exhibition, featuring over 50 works.

Embroideries and artwork reveal the stories of the stitched creations.
See the March Newsletter for more details

May 18 11am
‘One-on-One’ with Sue talking about her work
(Individual booking not required, included in the entry price)

May 11, 22, 29 2-4pm
‘Meet the Artist’ Sue talks to visitors about her textile creations.

Open: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Admission: £7 (includes permanent collection & ‘Stitching the Decades’ exhibit) Under 25 & full time students free entry

Extra opening days: Sunday May 26 & Bank Holiday Monday May 27

Spring Newsletter out in March.

Read more details about Sue’s exhibition at Chipping Campden.

Recent Publication

The February (121) issue of the Australian magazine ‘Inspirations’ has a feature on Sue’s work, entitled ‘Only Natural’. written by @ansietextilewriter.

A recent commission revealed……..

‘Midnight Flora’ – Embroidered choker

Private commission 2023

Find out more here.

Sue’s blog Stitch Studio

Launched in 2015, the blog gives a peak into studio life and textile creations.

Read the latest blog: Browsing the archives………

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About me and my work...

In 1976 Sue Rangeley entered Vogue House, in Mayfair, London, with a collection of embroidered bags and waistcoats; a memorable event which marked the start of her professional career. One famous ‘Waterlily’ waistcoat launched an order for one hundred silk applique jackets for the designer Bill Gibb, in 1977! The Victoria & Albert Museum, London has an extravagant evening jacket, a couture commission for Bill Gibb embroidered by Sue, in their permanent collection.

An artistic career shaped by fine art studies in the late 1960s, a love of painting and drawing continue to infuse Sue’s embroidered creations. Early fashion and interior textiles display her distinct hallmark of delicate, romantic, painted silks accented with applique details. She specializes in beautiful, crafted embroideries for contemporary dress, one-off accessories and textile art.

International exhibitions and lecturing in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan have brought wider recognition. Sue’s embroideries are held in public and private collections worldwide. She has received numerous awards for her creative activities; in 2009 she received a National Lottery & Arts Council England grant for curating ‘A Wearable Art’ exhibition in Oxfordshire. In 2018, Sue was chosen to demonstrate at an exclusive event at the Victoria & Albert Museum, as part of the ‘Fashioned from Nature’ program, hosted by the Friends of the V&A.

The studio in her 18th century Oxfordshire home reflects the diversity of Sue’s creative work: a gallery of botanical paintings, bespoke embroideries and design portfolios.

Telephone: + 44 (0)7596 441 503