I am based in Great Grimsby, N E Lincolnshire,Uk. Please contact me for costs
All the work on this page is by workshop participants unless otherwise stated.
From Autumn 2020 I will no longer be travelling outside my local area for standalone talks or 1 day workshops.
A digital presentation usually one hour in length + Q&A at end
I am not currently taking bookings for standalone talks but am happy to give talks in conjunction with workshop bookings.
Woman with a Fish (updated each year)
This talk is an introduction to myself and my work and includes
How I eventually became a Textile artist
Where I find my inspiration
A look at my recent work
Every Picture Tells a Story (updated each year) which will include
A short introduction to myself and my work (ideas and techniques used)
How I combine images to convey ideas, thoughts and memories
An in depth look at some individual pieces and the stories behind them
A Focus on Faces – Appliqué & Hand Stitch Portraits – An Introduction to portraits – 3 to 5 day workshop
Every Picture tells a Story – hand stitch or hand / machine stitch – 3 to 5 Day Workshop
Say Something with Stitch – 2 day workshop – hand stitch – an introduction to narrative pictures
DETAILS OF WORKSHOP CONTENT
Every Picture tells a Story – 3/5 day workshop
A Focus on the Narrative The aim of the workshop is to encourage exploration and experimentation with different ways to tell your own story using images and anecdotes to convey ideas, thoughts and memories. This workshop will focus on the narrative by looking at the different ways of working figuratively from the from the substantial and serious to the light-hearted and whimsical
During the workshop you will start a piece of work using your own drawings or photographs as inspiration. You also have the option to add text and narrative elements. A guide to choosing a starting image will be provided.
Hand stitch or hand / machine stitch
Suitable for all abilities.
By the end of the workshop participants will have a piece of work started to continue to work on at home.
Workshop 2 • Say Something with Stitch – 2 Day Workshop – an introduction to narrative pictures.
In this workshop Sue will introduce you to working with multiple images which relate to tell a story. During the workshop you will start to make a mini textile approx 20 x 20 cms in which the focus is a subject of your choice. This could be a simple image of face, figure or animal but equally could be a flower, plant or object. It’s up to you. Using hand stitch, appliqué techniques and positive limitations Sue will guide you through quick and easy ways to get started and share the straightforward processes she uses herself to make compositions from multiple images. There’s no need to be worried about your drawing ability just bring a selection of simple images as inspiration. These can be of anything you like to tell your story. This is a hand stitch workshop and is suitable for all abilities. By the end of the workshop participants will have the necessary skills to develop their own narrative work further and a piece of work started to develop further at home. The aim of the workshop is to gain the confidence to use your own ideas to tell a story and enjoy doing it.
Workshop 3 • A Focus on Faces • An Introduction to portraits – 3 to 5 day workshop
Participants will learn how to create a portrait from either from their own drawings or from a photograph or illustration using simple hand and appliqué. This option requires the participants to bring either their own drawing or to bring a selection of photographs that have been enlarged (Please bring original photo as well) A Guide to choosing a starting image will be provided.
Endorsement from Maiwa School of Textiles, Canada
Comments from ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ workshops
This was a great class and I look forward to progressing in your online course. You have a special way teaching, making us all feel comfortable with our own ideas and gently adding those pearls of wisdom!
Jeanne – 3 day ‘Every picture Tells a Story’ – Hudson Valley Workshops 2019
This was a wonderful experience and I learned so much. I so appreciated how generous and giving you were of your expertise. You have an amazing intuitive sense about each person in the class and how to support each of us. That skill and excellent listening skills make for a wonderful teacher.
Priscilla – 3 day ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ – Hudson Valley workshops 2019
This has been a wonderful learning experience. Your generosity in sharing your insight and techniques and patience in explaining the same concepts more than once help all of us on the receiving end. I also appreciate the quality of your ‘slide’ presentations. They were well organised and developed with beautiful photographs. But best of all was your informative discussions and presentation and your accommodation of each of our unique needs. I much appreciated your calm demeanour and countenance. Thank you.
Elizabeth – 3 day ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ – Hudson Valley workshops 2019
Comments from ‘Hand Stitch and Appliqué Portraits’
I really enjoyed the workshop and loved learning the tissue transfer method. I really like it when the piece talks so directly to you and tells you what it wants to be. Great – beautifully paced & good balance between instruction & inspirationAnn – one day Appliqué and Hand Stitch Portraits – Selvedge – March 2019
What I really wanted to say, though, is that I think you are possibly the single most patient teacher I have ever had.
Many, many thanks for such a fun workshop. We really benefited from all your ideas and experience!
“Wonderful Day. Workshop was great and inspirational. Itching to get home to carry on! ”
“A really enjoyable workshop. Certainly made one think. Thank you Sue. Great to see & touch your super work”Comments from Lutterworth EG – 2016
“Amazing and inspirational! Learned loads of new techniques. Thank you.”
“Fantastic day. Thankyou. You were very generous in sharing your skills. I learnt loads and have come away with lots of ideas.”
“Brilliant day. Thank you for your encouragement and for passing on your fantastic skills”Comments from TX workshop, Cheshire 2016
I teach regularly in TextileArtist.org Stitch Club find out how to join Stitch Club here.
Exploring Texture & Pattern in Hand Stitch with Sue Stone find out when registration for the next course opens at Textileartist.org
Stitch Your Story find out when registration for the next course opens at Textileartist.org
List of Talks/Workshops 2020/2021
7 October to 11 October 2021 – Talk/ 3 day workshop STARS Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
5 July to 17 July 2021 – in conjunction with Textileartist.org Stitch Club – Say Something with Stitch – an introduction to narratives workshop
4/5 May 2021 – A Focus on faces – Zoom workshop for Alexandra Waylett Studios, Suffolk Uk
19/20 March 2021 – A Focus on faces – Zoom workshop for Alexandra Waylett Studios, Suffolk Uk
15/20 March 2021 Textileartist.org Community Stitch Challenge – online workshop
29 June to 3 July 2020 – in conjunction with Textileartist.org – The power of 3 – online workshop
Below a selection of work from online workshop ‘The Power of 3’ in conjunction with Textileartist.org Stitch Club