Sue Martin

I have always loved lace and embroidery but until I gave up work about 15 years ago never had the opportunity to have a go. I went to a lace class in Farnham, Surrey run by Denise Watts and she taught me to make lace. We started with bookmarks and each new bookmark gave me a new challenge to learn. It was an excellent way to start lace making. When Denise left the area the class was taken over by Sarah Thomas, I also attended a class run by Chris Prentis. These three teachers gave me a very good grounding in lace and encouraged me to become adventurous and use colour and try different techniques.

It is impossible for me to say which lace I like the most. I enjoy making one twelfth scale lace for dolls houses and I am now learning Binche which is a great challenge. I think I have settled on Binche, Chantilly, Withof and miniature laces. Still too many I know but I cannot reduce it any more.

I have found being a member of North Downs Lace Makers a great help as the support from the other member is exceptional.

Bucks point motif by Sue Martin
Convict bonnet by Sue Martin
Lace glove by Sue Martin
Wind walker - The dragon by Sue Martin
Miniature Lace by Sue Martin
My First Lace by Sue Martin
Peruvian piece on Bark by Sue Martin
Pot Pourri bowl by Sue Martin
Tatted flowers by Sue Martin

Updated: January 2014

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