Saturday, 5 January 2019

Introducing Susie Yates

Like most people my journey to joining Out of the Fold has been a varied one. I loved Art and Textiles at school because of inspirational teachers. Encouragement, led me to do a Fine Art degree specialising in Ceramic sculpture. A PGCE in teaching and then thirty years of teaching Art and Textiles to all ages.

Sewing, whether dressmaking, embroidery or creative textiles has been a part of my life forever. Having taught for years I felt like I had lost my ability to do something for myself. On retirement I joined a City and Guilds certificate course in patchwork and quilting with Mary McIntosh as my tutor to reinforce my knowledge base. It was the best decision I could have made and has helped me to find a route forward.

Three Kings 

My work is inspired by experiences, nature, places and stories. I love to use a variety of different fabrics and mediums, layering them up to achieve a textured surface either in 2D or 3D.
Homage to Long, Goldsworthy and Yates
In 2014 I set up a group called the Friday Frolics to create community quilting projects with a local theme. We achieved a third place in 2016 with a piece called the “Battle of Solebay”and first place in 2017 in the group quilt section at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC with a piece called “ The Four Seasons” Working with others is such fun and enables all talents and abilities to shine. I do love to teach.

Four Seasons

In 2018 I was privileged to win first prize at the Festival of quilts in the 3D Creations section with a piece called “The Gift. 
The Gift

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