Approved: 02.02.2012

Sue Stone

Artist, Maker, Writer

Approved: 02.02.2012

Sue Stone is current chair and exhibiting member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists and Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. She studied Fashion at St Martins School of Art and Embroidery at Goldsmiths College.

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  • Location: Grimsby, East
  • Activities: Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Private commissions, Curating
  • Categories: Project, Illustration, Installation, Mixed Media, Textiles
  • Tags: textiles, mixed media, recycled, 62 group, embroidery, hand stitch, machine stitch, sue stone, textile artist, acrylic painting




    Sue Stone is current chair and exhibiting member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists and Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. She studied Fashion at St Martins School of Art and Embroidery at Goldsmiths College.

    Sue makes work about what she knows and how it has affected her, her own relationships, her life experience and her environment. Her recent work is mainly figurative, it’s personal, but not sentimental, and sometimes tackles serious issues. She uses images from the family album as a device to tell her tales. These images from the past connect with those from the present to create a partial narrative. Built in layers, the mixed media compositions contrast the slow building of an image in hand stitch with the spontaneity of free machine stitch and paint.

     Her fervent use of hand and machine stitch as a means of mark making and all its facets : line, colour, texture, tone is underpinned by a great belief in drawing - as a thought process, as a means of solving problems, and as a means of expression in its own right.

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training

    1975 - 1st class (hons) B A Textiles/Embroidery, Goldsmith's College, London

    Solo exhibitions 

    2016 - Do You Remember Me? - Knitting & Stitching Shows invited gallery artist London, Dublin & Harrogate

    2016 - People • Place • Time, Howden Park Centre, Scotland

    2013 - Stuff and Nonsense, Gate Gallery, 12, Brighowgate, Grimsby, N E Lincs

    2010 - Life on the Coast, Fishing Heritage Centre and Touring, Grimsby N E Lincs

    2009 - Life on the Coast, Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden

    2009 - Woman with a Fish, Gate Gallery, 12, Brighowgate, Grimsby

    Group exhibitions 


    2016 June/July - Intoxicating Textiles - Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Mass, USA

    2016 December - Fiber Art Exhibition, VM Art gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

    2015 Illustrative and Stitched Drawings - Customs House, South Shields, Tyne & Wear

    2015 New Textiles Transformed - Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge , Massachusetts, USA

    2015  Face The World, Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln, UK- Shifting Images, Muriel Barker Gallery, Grimsby,

    2015 Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham, UK 

    2015 62 Group • NOW! - Upfront Gallery, Cumbria

    2015 Designer Crafts at the Mall - Society of Designer Craftsmen

    2014 - Ebb & Flow - 62 Group of textile Artists, Grimsby Minster & Fishing Heritage Centre 2014 - Contextile, Guimaeres, Portugal, Scythia 10, Kherson, Ukraine 

    2014 - Summer exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle 

    2014 Beside the Sea, Bilston Craft gallery, Wolverhampton 

    2014 - SBD Art Fair, Temple Newsam, Leeds 

    2013 - The Last Picture Show, Gate Gallery, Grimsby

    Splash, Bang, Wallop, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield  

    Pinpoint 13, One Church St Gallery, Great Missenden, Bucks, UK  

    9th Minitextiles Trienniel, Museum of Gdynia, Poland

    2013 - Designer Crafts, Mall Galleries, London

    2013 - Grimsby Open Art Competition, Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby 2013

    Kilter Kelter, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

    2013 - Small Talk (62 Group), Constance Howard Gallery, London SE14 6NW

    2012 - 62@50, Farfield Mill, Sedburgh, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW 2012 - 62@50, Holden Gallery, Manchester M15 6BR

    2012 - Gate Group at Richmond Station, Richmond Station Gallery, Richmond, North Yorkshire

    2012 - Interventions, Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester

    2012 - Package Tour - 62 Group, Knitting & Stitching Show 2012, Alexandra Palace, RDS, Dublin, Harrogate Exhibition Centre

    2011 - At a Tangent, Gallery Oldham, Oldham OL1 1AL

    2011 - Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Ryjswijk Museum, Netherlands

    2010 - Afghanistan Inspiration, various, EU tour

    2010 - Bending more Lines - 62 Group, Collins Gallery, Glasgow

    2010 - Bending more Lines -62 Group, Museum Rijswijk, Netherlands 2010 - The Dartboard for Witches, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales

    2008 - Art of the Stitch - International Open Exhibition, Birmingham Art Gallery, Deutsches Textilmuseum, Krefeld, Germany, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary, Knitting & Stitching shows, London & Harrogate , UK and Touring Europe

    Curated projects

    2011 - 7 Strands, Gate Gallery and Grimsby Minster, Grimsby, N E Lincolnshire

    2010 - Life on the Coast, Fishing Heritage Centre and Cleethorpes Discovery Centre, Grimsby and Cleethorpes 

    Artist talks 2015 - Yorks & Humber Regional Day EG, N E EG regional Day, 

    Louth Textile Group,

    Windsor & Maidenhead EG,

    2014 - From Conception to Conclusion, Bristol Quilters, Bristol,

    2014 Womanwith a Fish, Scunthorpe EG branch, N Lincolnshire, 

    2014 Stuff and Nonsence - East Kent EG branch, Caterbury,Kent, 

    2014 - Inspiration for Stitch, Leeds EG Yorkshire branch

    2013 - Stuff and Nonsense, Contemporary Quilt AGM, American Church, Tottenham Court Road, London

    2011 - Woman with a Fish, Bishop Grossteste College, Lincoln

    2011 - Woman with a Fish, Darby and Joan Hall, Cottingham

    Workshops 2015

    Weekend workshop for Stitch Retreats

    Weekend Summer School for NE EG

    Needle and Thread workshops, Lincoln

    Louth Textile Group,

    2014 - one day - A Cast of Characters - Hand and Machine Stitch workshop - Needle and Thread Workshops, Lincoln.

    2014 - Weekend workshop, Unlocking the family album - Embroidery 15, Durham

    2010 - Life on the Coast, Church Farm Museum, Skegness, Lincolnshire

    2010 - Life on the Coast, Fishing Heritage Centre and School Outreach, Grimsby

    Competitions, prizes and awards

    2015 - Textile Society - Professional Development Bursary

    2015 - Elected Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen 

    2013 - Go exhibition joint 2nd prize winner, Abbey Walk Gallery/Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby

    2011 - 7 Strands - Arts Council award, Grimsby Minster, Gate Gallery, Grimsby, N E Lincolnshire

    2009 - Arts Council Award - Life on the Coast, Touring Exhibition, Chipping Campen, Glos, Grimsby (2venues) and Cleethorpes, N E Lincs


    2016 - Contemporary Stitch 1 - a ebook

    2015 - Through Our Hands Portfolio Book, Homespun magazine, Australia, July, Through our Hands magazine  May

    2014 - Embroidery magazine - Ebb & Flow preview.

    2013 - Fiber Arts Now magazine winter edition

    2013 - From Sketch to Stitch • Stitch magazine no 83

    2012 - Radical Thread, edited by Lesley Millar

    2012 - Textiles: The Art of Mankind :Author Mary Schoeser : Published by Thames & Hudson

    2010 - Machine Stitch Perspectives, Alice Kettle and Jane McKeating