Exhibition: ‘SEE SEA’ and other embroidered textiles by Sue Lancaster

Thursday 18 - Wednesday 24 July

Sue Lancaster is a textile artist who uses her free machine embroidery skills to explore seascape and landscape. Close observation of the subject interpreted by using the precise and continuous marks which can be achieved using a sewing machine as a drawing tool have occupied Sue’s creative work for more than 40 years.

Sue originally trained at Loughborough College of Art and Design, graduating in Fashion and Textiles (Embroidery) in 1975.  She has worked in this area ever since, always enjoying exploring drawing in many different media on paper and using these findings to produce both wall-hung work suitable for a domestic environment and fashion accessories such as bags.

Sue was awarded a Fellowship of the Society of Designer Craftsmen in 2013 in recognition of her work in both teaching and producing textiles.

Colour and texture are the most important elements in Sue’s work. Realistic compositions develop into semi-abstract surfaces which can be further explored to provide suitable embroidered fabrics for functional items – bags, book covers etc.

The textile processes that Sue uses are varied, from painting, printing and dyeing fabrics to layering sheers and applying scraps. Machine embroidery is the core skill which she uses to hold everything together as well as the free-drawing of fine detail.

Sue’s work covers a wide range of sizes, with some works framed and others free-hanging. All functional items are hand-washable with no loss of colour or structure.

Please see further information on www.stitchedupandfleeced.com