Sue Barnes lives and works at Shore Cottage Studio on Thurstaston Beach.
Sue studied fashion and textile design at LJMU as a mature student, graduating in 2002. Slow hand stitching is her passion, usually on calico; sometimes dyed with rust or plant material but always in muted colours giving her work a nostalgic feel. Inspired by nature and the tide line Sue makes stitched sketches and collections of 3D forms.
Sue teaches the Explore. Design. Stitch. Course at Shore Cottage Studio as well as one day workshops in Design Development, Colouring Backgrounds and Threads and Exploring Hand Stitch.