Sue Lancaster

I work with observations of landscape and seascape, creating pieces for interiors and fashion using a variety of processes with an emphasis on machine embroidery.

There are some constants in my work and some variables.

I always work from observation of something in the world around me and places that I visit: landscape, seascape and nature. I draw and paint on paper to settle an understanding of the observations in my mind.

I am always drawn to colour, whether bright or subtle.

I always draw on fabric with a sewing machine to create imagery, mix colours and make interesting surfaces.

Sometimes I dye or paint fabrics. Sometimes I layer fabrics. Sometimes I make fabrics. Sometimes I make purely decorative works and sometimes I make functional pieces.

My current work is concerned with exploring using the wide zigzag stitch on my ‘Irish’ machine: a specialist industrial free embroidery machine.

Open days

  • Saturday 29th April
  • Sunday 30th April
  • Monday 1st May (Bank Holiday)
  • Saturday 6th May
  • Sunday 7th May

Studio location

Stitched Up and Fleeced Studio

49 Nethergreen Road


S11 7EH

About this studio

My studio is dedicated to teaching and making textiles and design. During Open Up I will be demonstrating machine embroidery.

  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my art
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!
  • Artists’ workshops and tuition are available

Contact me as follows:


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