Susannah Weiland is a hand embroidery artist with a passion for texture and colour. She works in two different styles, figurative and abstract, both of which revolve around nature. In her figurative work she combines tonal pencil drawing with delicate hand embroidery to create one-off pieces of art.
Susannah 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. Inspired by wildlife and nature, she is a keen photographer and often works from her own images.
She has exhibited at ICFF in New York and at a number of events in the UK, including London Craft Week, London Design Festival and Decorex. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, in particular the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2021) Bath Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (2022), The Broderers’ Exhibition (2022) and the Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition (2023).
In 2021 Susannah was awarded a QEST scholarship to study technical hand embroidery at The Royal School of Needlework. Last year she took part in an exhibition at Fortnum and Mason with QEST to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and received the Newby Trust Award at Cockpit Studios.