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Sue Bates
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Sewing Machine Kit
 Bunny Doll Artwork
Teddy Bear Doll Artwork

About Susan

Susan is a freelance designer and illustrator who is well known for her cross stitch designs. She lives in the UK, on the south coast.

To date she has had 11 book published: 10 on cross stitch and one on freestyle embroidery.

She has produced a number of books with the Turkish publisher Tuva Publishing and has a new book out called 'My Cross Stitch Doll' with the publishers David & Charles.

She regularly works for cross stitch magazines in the UK, such as The World of Cross Stitching and Cross Stitcher.


Other magazines she has designed for have included Cross Stitch Crazy, Cross Stitch Gold, Cross Stitch Card Shop, Inspirations, Discovering Needlework, Papercraft Inspirations and The Cross Stitch Collection. She also designs for the Turkish cross stitch magazine Kanavice.

Susan also sells her designs to companies who produce cross stitch kits. For example, she produces a set of bi-monthly cross stitch designs which are sold by the US company 'Stitchable Cards' as kits and designs for their birth flower mini kits. These birth flower designs haver been turned into stamps and dies by Waffle Flower Crafts, to use in card-making.


She produces designs for another US company; Craftways. These designs are released as kits and appear in their Christmas cross stitch book.


Susan has worked on a set of floral designs for Creative World of Crafts and she has created on a number of designs for DMC.

Susan studied Fine Art and gained a degree from Bath College of Higher Education. She later trained as an art teacher, taking a PGCE in Art and Design.

She loves many different types of crafts and is an avid knitter and crocheter. She works as a freelance knitting and crochet teacher at Sew in Brighton.

Clients include:

I Love Cross Stitch
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Floral Beauty Book Cover
Floral Heart Artwork
Hot Air Balloons Cross Stitcher 355 cove
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