Susan Bates


Welcome to my website, featuring some of my embroidery designs.


I'm a freelance embroidery designer. I design cross stitch and embroidery books for the Turkish company Tuva Publishing. To date I have produced 6 books of cross stitch designs and one book of freestyle embroidery - see my Books page for more details.


I  design cross stitch designs for their embroidery magazine DMC Kanavice as well.


I have also had my work featured in lots of different cross stitch and embroidery magazines.


I currently design for Immediate Media Co.  producing cross stitch designs which readers can then make for themselves using the charts featured in the magazines.


My work regularily appears in these magazines:


In addition to this I've also have had my embroidery designs featured in other magazines, such as Discovering Needlecraft, Inspirations, The Cross Stitch Collection, Cross Stitcher magazine and Cross Stitch Card Shop.


In the past year or two I've been designing for DMC Creative World. I've produced 2 sets of designs for them. The first set of designs features the words 'Home', 'Hope', 'Love' and 'Dream' made up of delicate florals. 


The second set of designs are of beautifully decorated and colourful wildlife, such as a dragonfly, a bee, a ladybird and some richly coloured butterflies.


To see these new designs for DMC go to my 'Kits' page or click on the link to take you to a digital version of the 2015 DMC Catalogue.


About Me

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