Sue has experimented informally with many crafts; sewing, embroidery, fabric dyeing, knitting and crotchet, always with an individual twist. Sue’s life long love of texture has found an artistic outlet since introduced to felt making by her friend, and fellow fibre artist Jenny Judd. Working with natural or pre-dyed merino and alpaca wools, silk fabrics and yarns Sue has experimented with many elements of felt making.
Producing works ranging from fine, lacelike textures for scarves, to sturdy, practical oven mitts and sculptural forms, or light autumn weight hats; the versatility of felt has held her fascination.
Sue first exhibited with EFTAG at First Fibres in 2005 and with Canberra Regional Felt Makers in 2006. Sue has a love of sharing her knowledge too and is often inspired by the results produced by those she has introduced to the art form.
Sue’s designs and decoration are often inspired by the natural environment and the spiritual aspect of allowing expression through the meditative process – an exercise in trust.