Meet Susan Rhodes – Textile Artist

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Meet Susan Rhodes – Textile Artist

One of the talented group of textile ladies living in Wivenhoe and for Susan, hand stitching is her first love.

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Bearing in mind that Susan loves to hand sew, we get to look through her book of ‘teaching samples’ which include crewel work, laid work, and the interesting use of varigated threads.

Susan is often inspired by the fabric she uses (who isn’t?!) and embellishes this with her stitches;  she talks about the feather stitch and buttonhole from the W.I. and how traditional stitches can be transformed to give them a more contemporary/modern look.

She also likes to investigate stitches from various regions of the world, and we get to see ones from Brittany and Italy.

Susan also enjoys playing with an image through ‘photoshop’ and uses that as her inspiration for projects.

Not all her work is embroidery, though, as she has a more traditional piece of patchwork as a workinprogress with half-square triangles.

You can see more of Susan’s work in the video of the Threads exhibition which you can enjoy by clicking here

If you would like to get in touch with her about attending any of her classes then she can be contacted at: susan.rhodes@gmail.com

(AND we are planning a retreat with Susan later in 2018 – so make sure you are on our mailing list!)

 

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