Sue Stone, embroidered portraits & storytelling
Sue Stone Born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, Sue Stone is a UK based textile artist who studied Fashion at St Martins School of Art and then Embroidery at Goldsmiths College in London. Her inspiration is drawn from subjects both past and present, all with some connection to her own life and environment.
She works mainly in hand stitch, machine embroidery and mixed media applying skills which, although they have a lot in common with drawing, promote stitch as a worthy discipline in its own right.
Using analogies Sue Stone combines the real, the imagined, the remembered, and sometimes the nonsensical to form work that is built in layers; of time, of thought, of fabric, and of stitch. Her work has a strong and instinctive personal style which connects the past with the present.
At first glance the compositions can appear both homely and domestic, look closer to see that they sometimes question both personally and socially, the sense of belonging/not belonging and tackle serious issues such as war and bereavement whilst maintaining her slightly surreal sense of humour.
Sue Stone exhibits nationally and internationally and is a member of the UK based 62 Group of Textile Artists and the Society of Designer Craftsmen.