In Conversation with Sue: Owner of Design & Sew
We catch up with Sue, owner of Design & Sew as she talks about life
before the company, her inspiration and plans for the future.
“Hello, I’m Sue the owner, designer as well as the ‘Chief Stitcher’ at Design
and Sew. Maybe it should read Design and Sue! I’ve been sewing
practically my entire life, over 55 years and I am still passionate and totally
obsessed with all fabric crafts.
I’ve been sewing for as long as I can remember. My interest in sewing
started when I was about 5 years old, when my maternal great-
grandmother gave me a shoe box containing a pair of scissors, needle,
cotton and some scraps of fabric to make clothes for my dolls. The scraps
of fabric were all from her many sewing projects. My early years of sewing
was using a Singer treadle machine, later using a hand machine. Over the
years she taught me many needlecraft skills including sewing, embroidery,
lace making and crochet. Her guidance and vast knowledge, were
invaluable, gained from many years of sewing for a young family in Wales.
I also quilt, knit, embroider, do tapestries, in fact, if it involves a needle
then I am generally involved…”