Susannah Weiland LSDC

Stitched & Constructed Textiles

About Susannah
Susannah is a mixed media artist specialising in hand embroidery and pencil drawing. She studied Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University and over the past 23 years has pursued a career in the fashion industry as a graphic and textile designer. Always inspired by the natural world she works in two different styles, figurative and abstract. Her original artworks are also available as limited-edition prints and reproduced for a selection of interior products. Susannah’s work is available both to buy and for exhibitions – commissions are also welcome.
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While working as a freelance designer Susannah took many courses in different creative disciplines before developing her signature style combining her favourite two, hand embroidery and pencil drawing which lead her to developing her own practice.

Susannah has always been a keen photographer and interested in wildlife, and she often works from her own images. In her figurative work each collection is based on the wildlife in a certain location, her most recent series of work was inspired by the wildlife in six of the Royal London Parks. Her hand drawn tonal pencil illustrations were printed onto cotton/silk fabric and she meticulously hand stitched the colour into the animals and birds using fine machine embroidery threads while keeping the background monochrome.

Her first series of abstract artworks are based on photographs she has taken of sunsets in different months of the year where she lives. She has hand embroidered French knots into soft fine leather, combining different threads with beads to create a heavily textured pointillism effect.

Susannah has exhibited in New York and at a number of events in the UK, including London Craft Week, London Design Festival and Decorex.

In 2021 Susannah was awarded a QEST Finnis Scott Foundation Scholarship to study Technical Hand Embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework. In 2022 She was awarded the Newby Trust Award at Cockpit Studios.

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  • 2021 - Present Certificate in Technical Hand Embroidery
  • Royal School of Needlework
  • 1996 – 1999 BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • 1995 – 1996 BTEC Diploma Foundation Course in Art and Design
  • Kingston University, Faculty of Art and Design


  • Oil Painting
  • Tambour Beading
  • Textiles and Creative Machine Embroidery
  • Oil Painting Workshop
  • Leather Craftwork for Beginners
  • Desktop Publishing and Web Production
  • Tapestry
  • Life Drawing & Painting
  • Hand and Machine Embroidery
  • Jewellery: Form and Construction
  • Experimental Jewellery
  • Creative Craft Skills (Metal Craft)
  • Introduction to Repeat Printing
  • Black and White Photography
  • Fabric Printing
  • Fabric Screen Printing
  • Introduction to Leather Accessories
  • Fashion Management Business
  • Soft Bags
  • Creative Textiles Workshop
  • Womenswear Beginners Pattern Cutting



  • Orleans House Winter Show, Twickenham, UK
  • Guildford House Open, Guildford, UK
  • Cockpit Winter Open Studios, London, UK
  • WONDER, Chichester, UK
  • Richmond Art House Open Studios, London, UK
  • Atelier Open, Brighton, UK
  • Cockpit Summer Open Studios, London, UK
  • Anniversary 10 x10 , London, UK
  • London Craft Week with Future Icons, London, UK
  • The Power of Pencil with ArtCan, Virtual Exhibition
  • Cultural Enterprises Conference and Trade Show, Harrogate, UK
  • BobCat Gallery 100 x 100, Virtual Exhibition
  • The Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition, Wales, UK


  • Orleans House Winter Show, UK
  • Thrown Contemporary Winter Exhibition, UK
  • The South West Academy Open Exhibition, Devon
  • Decorex with QEST, London
  • The Gallery Green & Stone Summer Exhibition, London
  • Stories 02 with ArtCan at Kroll News Building, London
  • Atelier Beside the Sea, Brighton
  • Kingdom Animalia with Exhibizone, Virtual Exhibition
  • John Lewis with QEST: Platinum Jubilee Showcase, London
  • Bath Society of Artists 117th Annual Exhibition, Bath
  • The Wild Collective with Thrown Contemporary at Omved Gardens, London
  • Artefact with QEST at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London
  • Fluid at Espacio Gallery, London
  • Flora Flora at Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield
  • Eye of the Beholder with ArtCan , 508 Gallery, London
  • Fortnum & Mason with QEST: The Art of Exceptional, London
  • Contemporary Textiles Fair, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
  • The Broderers’ Exhibition: The Art of Embroidery, Bankside Gallery, London
  • Winter with ArtCan, Kingsgate Project Space, London


  • Verdant with ArtCan, Virtual Exhibition
  • Explorers Against Extinction, The Oxo Tower, London
  • Decorex with Design Nation, Olympia, London
  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
  • The Makers Market, The Royal Exchange, London


  • Design Nation at Oxo Tower Wharf, London
  • Decorex with Design Nation, Virtual
  • Top Drawer Craft with Design Nation, Olympia, London
  • Strawberry Hill House Christmas Festival with The Decor Cafe, Twickenham


  • Decorex, Olympia, London
  • MAKE Festival, Watts Gallery, Compton
  • ICFF with British European Design Group, New York, USA
  • London Craft Week, with Design Nation, Bargehouse Oxo Tower, London
  • Midcentury Modern, Dulwich College, London


  • Cockpit Arts Open Studio, Deptford, London


  • Top Drawer Spotted, Olympia, London
  • One Year One at New Designers, Business Design Centre, London



  • Newby Trust Award at Cockpit Studios
  • Shortlisted for the Sunny Arts Prize
  • Runner up in the Bath Society of Artists Open Exhibition Public Choice Award


  • QEST Finnis Scott Foundation Scholarship


  • Society of Designer Craftsmen
  • QEST
  • Cockpit Studios
  • ArtCan
  • Visual Artists Association
  • Heritage Crafts Association
  • Design Nation
  • Crafts Council Directory
  • London Creative Network Cockpit Arts
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