Sue Trevor

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“Magical and curious ”

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I will be at Eggington Art & Design Fair this weekend, part of the Derbyshire Open Arts Trail 26th, 27th & 28th May

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About Sue Trevor

Sue Trevor

Magical & Curious Textiles

All my items are handmade and ready to post to you via 1st class royal mail, often arriving through your letterbox the very next day, with the exception of my overseas customers where the items take a little longer to arrive....
All come neatly packaged in tissue paper or with an organza bag.
Each and every piece of my work is individually handmade then photographed before I list it for sale in my Folksy shop. Some items will be similar, but no two are the same.
I trained at Loughborough College of Art and design. My current body of work started about 14 years ago when I mastered the art of free machine embroidery. Today a lot of my work is based on the botanical world. I dye my own fabric from scratch. Every piece of cloth I hand dye takes hours of preparation, including pre washing and drying the original fabric, ironing and them manually hand folding the fabric to create patterns before pouring the various colours of dye I wish to use. Then I have several hours of patient waiting for the dyes to take before I rinse away the excess dye and then I once again wash in my washing machine before I hang it on the washing line to dry gently in the breeze, before taking it back to the ironing board to iron out any creases.
After this I carefully select the piece of cotton I want to work with and use my silks to appliqué in matching or contrasting colours to help create a wonderful one off item.
I use my trusty sewing machine and free machine embroidery foot to carefully stitch in place the cotton and silk fabrics, which is a skill I have practiced over many years. I layer up my fabrics. Then I free machine embroider over all the layers to create quite a stiff fabric before I cut, sew, fold and manipulate the fabric into shape, often 3 dimensional, resulting in little treasure like containers.
I have had a love of badges since a very young age and I'm pleased to be able to incorporate these in my current work.
I also love making my own glass beads, known as glass lampworking, this too can be seen occasionally in my work.

Thanks for looking.