Sue Rangeley is a widely respected tutor in the field of contemporary embroidery, who has inspired enthusiasm for this creative art form over the past thirty years. Some of her tutorial activities have included:

  • International tours: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, USA and Canada
  • Creative Embroidery classes in Vancouver (1998 - 2007)
  • Visiting U.K. University tutor, B.A. Embroidered Textiles
  • Study Days and Textile Workshops in museums
  • Artist in Residence, Kelmscott , The William Morris Society
  • Artist in Residence, 'A Wearable Art', The Oxfordshire Museum 2009
  • Lectures and presentations for textile associations & universities
  • Specialist Master Classes in Embroidered Textiles (see below)

Sue's specialist Master Classes are a fusion of design and creative embroidery; students explore new ideas through research and experimental stitch; develop comprehensive portfolios of samples for fashion or interiors; pursue personal projects to completion.

Master Classes are held in the Cotswolds over one or two weekends, residential or non residential options (Fees are from £170 p.p. for a weekend class, non residential).

Previous classes:

  • 2014 'Free Spirit' - Embroidered Textiles Masterclass at Farncombe
  • 2013 'Inspired to Stitch' - The Macclesfield Silk Museum
  • 2012 'Go with the Flow' - themes from shoreline inspire stitch designs
  • 2012 'Petal Power' - Corsages and embellishments for fashion
  • 2011 'Millefleurs'- Dazzling designs of floral embellishment
  • 2011 'Botanical Reticules' - Plant forms inspire purse designs
  • 2010 'Stitched Poetry' - Word and image find expression in stitch
  • 2008 'Enchanted' - A magical journey with fabric and thread, inspired by myths, forests, fairies
  • 2008 'Secret Reticules' - Creative embroidery explores three-dimensions, a botanical focus
  • 2008 'Textural Adventures' - Experimental surfaces: manipulation and machine-embroidery
  • 2007 'Go with the Flow' - Aquatic themes influence stitch design
  • 2006 'Visions & Passions' - Museum collections inspire themes for creative embroidery

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New for 2015: Studio Study Days

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These two special Study Days offer a unique insight into my studio archives of embroidery samples, fashion pieces and design portfolios.

Plus demonstrations of specialist techniques, and a 'goodie pack' of notes and swatches to take away.

Fee: £75 (also includes lunch & refreshments) 5 places on each Study Day

Class: 10.30 - 4.30

June 6 'Accent on Accessories'

Focus on embroidery for bags, belts, stoles, cuffs.

View archive works in my collection, techniques tuition with demonstrations.

June 20 'A Floral Romance'

Explores a diversity of interpretations for floral embellishment.

Study the intricacies of interpreting botanical form into stitch creations, through demonstrations and displays of Sue's collection of embroidered works.

For booking form and more information, email or telephone: 07596 441503.

Creative Embroidery Classes in Cotswolds

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August 1 2015
'Free Spirit Flora'

Farncombe Estate, Broadway, Worcestershire

Specialist machine-embroidery techniques: creating floral and foliage embellishments using sheers and water-soluble lace techniques. This class will appeal to students who enjoy being creative with their sewing-machine!

Fee: £87 (Includes tuition with Sue, a delicious 3 course lunch, all refreshments, some class materials)

Plus Technical Assistant, Pam Obertelli, provides advice on your sewing-machine.

Class times: 9.30 - 5pm

Places: 10 - 12

Farncombe provides excellent accommodation if you need it, tel: 01386 854168

Now Booking.
For booking form & info sheet, email or telephone: 07596 441503.

Masterclass in the Cotswolds
August 18 - 20, 2015
'Free Spirit' Part 11 Fully Booked!

Last year's class so enjoyed this residential Summer School in 2014, that we are continuing our 'Free Spirit' stitching for another year. I am sorry but there are no places available now.

If you are interested in similar residential classes please get in touch. Email: or telephone: 07596 441503.