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Susannah Weiland

tonal pencil, colourful embroidery

Her twin loves of monochrome pencil drawing and intricate hand embroidery and beading meet in Susannah Weiland’s designs, perfectly translated into a range of luxury wallpapers, fabrics and soft furnishings for sophisticated spaces.

We asked: What is it that gives your work its unique signature? My unique signature is to combine tonal black and white pencil drawing with colourful detailed hand embroidery. I hand stitch using fine machine embroidery threads combining metallic, silk and matte with seed beads and sequins.

How did you make this new work? I took many photographs outdoors which I drew from. My pencil drawings were digitally printed onto cotton silk fabric and I then hand embroidered and beaded colour detail into them.

And where did its inspiration come from? The wildlife and scenery in six of the Royal London Parks have provided the inspiration for my new collection.

Works shown: individual printed, stitched and beaded works, framed –  Tawney Owl, Mandarin Duck, Rabbit and Mouse, Hedgehog, Regents Park Pigeons, Standing Deer, Woodpeckers.