Folksy interveiw

I was delighted to be asked to do an interview with Folksy for their blog, the platform I sell my work on, here it is in full. Enjoy.

Home Interviews Sue Trevor – meet the artist sculpting with stitch

The Rucksack

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Photos of my latest rucksack. This is the style I wear all the time and it constantly gets admired everywhere I go. It has a large inside pocket, so your essentials are easier to find and a zip fastening with one of my classic spirals to help find the end of the zip.

I love having a rucksack, it’s much kinder to my back, I spent too long carrying a heavy over the shoulder bag and ended up with such terrible pain in my shoulder I had to do something about it. That is when I started wearing rucksacks.

For a short time only, i am offering this rucksack for sale here. https://folksy.com/items/7315152-Free-Machine-Embroidery-Rucksack

Until I decide I really need this for myself.

The colours in this bag have turned out amazingly, they glow. Just my sort of colours.

I hope you like it.

This sort of larger item takes weeks to make, so many hours sitting at my sewing machine, it gets very hot! Then, there’s quite a lot of hand sewing the final pieces together, I have used a twisted 6 core lustre thread for this. I am unable to break this with my bare hands.

After I made my 1st rucksack in this style, I vowed never to make another…….. This is my 3rd. I though I’d share it with someone else, seeing as I get so many compliments. However, the offer won’t be for long……. I’m not that generous, I’m looking forward to wearing it myself 😁

 

Happy New Year

Sometimes, a little break gives me the chance to explore my work further.

It’s not that I’m unhappy doing my usual sort of work, but sometimes it nice to have a little play.

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A pair of earrings done in free machine embroidery using iridescent blue and green threads, along with gold.

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A brooch in the same technique

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Also, I’ve been doing some shibori silk dyeing, I used this to make a necklace and added lots of beautiful seed beads and a few Druzy Agate beads to compliment the colours.

Happy New Year everyone. I must get back to my ‘proper’ work soon, I had a fantastic year last year, and I’m really quite low on stock!

Animation

Here’s a wonderful little animation made in collaboration with folksy, although non of my work is used in it, I still think it’s worth sharing. I use Folksy to sell my work through. They don’t have a huge budget, but it’s a very friendly place to be. You more or less have to drive your customers to the site, but the support is wonderful. The home of British handmade artists and craftspeople. My shop is https://folksy.com/shops/SueTrevor

Enjoy the film 😁