About Susan

My mother introduced me to embroidery when I was 6 years old.  At the age of 7, she came home with a very inexpensive needlepoint kit containing acrylic yarn and flimsy canvas which was to be filled in with Half Cross.  I had great fun working each stitch.  The love of the game continues up to this day. 

 

Biographical Sketch

 

Education:

Bachelor of Science, California State University of Pomona, Home Economics focusing on Textiles and Textile Technology, 1978

Master Craftsman in Canvas Embroidery, 2007 (The Embroiderers’ Guild of America)

 

I have studied with many nationally recognized teachers through The Embroiderers’ Guild.   Outside of the country, studies include Great Britain, Ireland, Mexico and Canada

 

Experience

Upon graduating from the university, I became a double knit designer at Western Textile Mills in Ontario, CA.  After getting married, I became a private needlepoint teacher.  Working in yarn shops and private homes, I continue to teach up to this day.  Some other subjects I have taught include Gold and Metal Threads, Fibers, Yarns and Threads, Compensation, Composite Stitches, Stumpwork, surface embroidery and American Sign Language.

 

I am an active volunteer teaching for the Girl Scouts, libraries, local fairs and other venues.

 

Publications:

The Complete Needlepoint Guide: 400+ Needlepoint Stitches, 2000

The Thread, Canvas & Needle Handbook for Needlepoint, 2008

Tips and Techniques for Needlepoint, 2008

 

Needlework Affiliations:

Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc.:  

       Inland Empire, California

       Baldy View Chapters, California  

       Southern Oregon Stitchers

American Needlepoint Guild, Inc.:  member-at-large