Artist Statement

Having been taught embroidery by my grandma, I dabbled in many stitch-based
 creative activities until I found free machining, which became, and still 
is, my favourite technique.

Many things inspire me – ancient marks in stone, particularly Pictish
 symbols; sea- and landscapes; old, worn surfaces whether on a rotting hulk 
or a carefully darned sheet; interpreting places I have been in an abstract
 way.


Latterly, some of my work has had a figurative element. I was particularly 
disturbed by the migrant crisis, and the rise in homelessness in my city. 
Figures depicting these sad situations appeared in some pieces. 
Mixed media including printing is often apparent in my work. I love that in 
textile art, anything goes!

Email susan.mcewan@nullblueyonder.co.uk