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Textile exhibitions, 63 by Sue Stone, Oct 2016

This year I have particularly enjoyed the embroidered work on display in the textile galleries at the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace. In particular the work by Sue Stone. 

Sue Stone is a UK based mixed media textile artist who studied Fashion at St Martins School of Art, and then Embroidery at Goldsmiths College in London. She is a current Chair and exhibiting member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists and a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. 

Sue’s work combines hand stitch with the spontaneity of machine stitch and paint. Her images creative a partial narrative which the viewer is invited to complete.

Her exhibit "Do you remember me?" included a series of small self-portraits measuring 10ins x 12ins of which there are 63, each for one year of her life. The collection called '63' took a year to make and involved reliving teenage angst, hurt, heartbreak, loss, business problems and burglaries along side happy memories of family and friends.  

Self portrait by Sue Stone no 63 of 63.
This is a mixed media self portrait of Sue at 63 years old. 
Photograph by Sue Stone 

Self portrait no. 44 out of 63
Hand and machine stitched 
Photograph by Sue Stone

Self portrait no.16 out of 63
Hand and machine embroidered with paint
Photograph by Sue Stone.

Here is part of the wall of 63 self portraits by Sue at the Knitting and Stitching show exhibit "Do you remember me?"

Work by Sue Stone, photo by me

Work by Sue stone, photo by me

Sue Stone next to her work, photo by me

Sue's collection of cotton, linen and applied recycled fabrics, cotton, wool and paint, created during January 2015 and Jan 2016, is called 63, a self portrait made up of 63 images, an evolving installation with one image for each year of the artists life. The portraits can be purchased at £225 each, find out more about Sue here