... by the work of Sue Stone.
|Detail of 'RIP Grimsby St' by Sue Stone|
|'RIP Grimsby St E2' by Sue Stone|
"Often displaying a slightly surreal sense of humour, my work challenges both identity and preconception whilst 'at first glance' appearing homely and domestic." ~ Sue
|'Tea Party in Tokoy 2' (2013)|
I am intrigued by embroidered figures and there is really not many stitchers who embroider people, let alone do it well. It amazes me how cleverly, with just simple stitches, Sue manages to add so much personality and character to the faces of the figures she creates.
|Studies for 'A Nice Cup of Tea 2' and 'A Tea Party in Tokoy'|
As someone who tends to get carried away and uses a multitude of stitches - Sue's pieces are a beautiful remainder of how pictures can be 'painted' with simple and cleverly placed stitches. I need a remainder like that from time to time. In fact I dare to say that studying these is a fine master class in creating fabric textures from knitted sweaters to tweed jackets!
|'Do You Come Here Often?'|