ABOUT ME

Thank you for visiting Suzanne’s Website.

Suzanne’s work is based in Manchester’s Craft and Design Centre in the Northern Quarter where she designs and makes unique handmade products in her studio/ retail unit. Using high quality materials such as lambs leather and cow hide, she creates contemporary, simple, functional shapes for accessories and bags.

After completing her degree in Embroidery in 2003 at Manchester Metropolitan University, Suzanne has developed her skills as a maker and uses traditional embroidery techniques such as appliqué and hand stitch to enhance her designs and a carefully chosen combination of colours to complement them.

Suzanne is drawn to detail and embellishment, and combines these to make functional items. Her latest Handstitch range involves using antique Mother of Peal buckles which have been individually sourced to complement the leathers chosen and are finished off with intricate handstitch in traditional linen thread. A time consuming task but the finished result of each is unique and a classic design piece.

Since setting up her studio, the availability of her products has grown and are now displayed in galleries and shops throughout the country including her own online shop.