Press: Features and Publications
A Press Page? Yeah thats what I thought too! Then I realised, I do have some stuff to share here!
I have enjoyed writing for the new PLY magazine, providing several articles during 2014/2015 including a shared article with Esther Rogers in the ‘Community’ issue in which I shared my technique for wrapping textured yarn with silk (hankie). Most recently I have written for the Autumn 2015 ‘Texture’ issue about spinning Micro Art Yarns and creating texture from fine spun singles.
The Wheel (Ashford annual publication)
It was with great pleasure that I wrote an article for the Ashford Magazine about my version of freeform weaving, featuring one of my favourite creations!
This Dutch language magazine is probably the most widely read fiber related local magazine in the country. Each issue is packed with information, tool talk and techniques and tips for anyone interested in fiber arts. I was very happy to offer this first article, my take on art yarns, for the first publication in the new format. I am looking forward to contributing regularly!
I LOVE Entangled Magazine, it stuffed full of amazing images, gorgeous yarns and fiber related articles. One of my yarns was featured on their regular ‘Fibre Lust’ page in the July 2012 Edition!
I love to write tutorials, so it was a great honour to be invited to write one on how to make rolags using the lovely blending board from Majacraft. Available to download on their website.
I made a crazy yarn with several levels of core and coil spinning, wrapped up in silk stretched out from silk hankies and cocooned around the yarn as I spun it. What a pleasure and an honour it was to have this feature on the Majacraft blog!
I also had a fun article published, also in the July 2012 Edition of Entangled Magazine , something of a Spinners Guide to the Zombie Apocolypse. Here are the first two pages, read the rest in your own (digital) copy of this wonderful magazine! Click on the pages to see them larger:
A wonderful Textile Gallery in Napier New Zealand – Hosted an exhibition and sale of my art yarns. Nikki will be stocking my yarns in both her online store and offline Gallery (Tennyson St Napier) See the blog post here
I always look forward to the weekly artist interviews published by Arlene on the amazing Spin Artiste blog. She always runs interesting features, profiles, competitions, and generally inspiring stuff. So it was a huge honour for me to do an interview with Arlene which she published as one of her feature artist posts! We got some lovely feedback from readers, and the feature was one of my big highlights for the year 😀 Thank you Arlene!
Spin Artiste: The Euro-Indie Fiber Scene
November 2012 – This time I was able to write a guest post for this fabulous blog! The first of a series on Fiber Arts and Artists in Holland/Europe.
A little while ago, Arlene very kindly asked if I would be interested in writing a guest post, with the idea of introducing some fiber artists from this side of the globe. I jumped at the chance! And there are lots of reasons why: firstly, being a relative newbie to the Dutch fiber world, it presented a great chance for me to network and find out for myself some more about what other people are doing here, where they source their supplies and raw materials, what barriers there might be here and what advantages they might enjoy as fiber artists in the middle of Europe…..
I have been lucky enough to have had several mentions in the very popular online publication of the Handspinning News
My Inspiration Gallery in the November 2012 Edition
My Bulky Spinning Newsletter and Tutorial January 2013
This is a fantastically useful blog post from Katlix Design. Following an Etsy Starters Day held here in Utrecht (the Netherlands), Katlix reported on that and wrote an article about Photography and Etsy, the importance of having great photos, and what makes them great. She included several examples of my product/yarn photography and was kind enough to say this about my images:
“This first example shows pictures from Suzy and her shop WoolWench. It’s one of the first shops on Etsy that really struck me with its amazing photography.”
“A good picture of wool shows its colours and texture, but a great one makes you wonder what you’re going to make with it. The pink wool seems even sweeter and cuter because of the candies surrounding it. I can almost smell the oranges and summer in the second picture.”