Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameSusan Mary TATTON BROWN, 1055
FatherCharles Eden TATTON BROWN , 1048 (1910-1990)
MotherRosemary Elizabeth EDWARDS , 4460 (-1963)
Notes for Susan Mary TATTON BROWN

Sue is a keen member of the Guild, whose creativity finds expression mainly through machine embroidery, working with disappearing fabric. She joined in January 1997, having spotted a poster in a shop window in Hove. Since 2001, Sue has attended regular classes in machine embroidery with Wendy Dolan at the Connaught Centre, in Hove, and produces work for Guild exhibitions and other shows. Under Wendy’s tutelage, Sue has made several book covers for precious volumes and also an ingeniously constructed box.

Sue was brought up in Southampton and was always interested in art. Her grandmother was a needlewoman and Sue’s father used to give her needlework kits each year for Christmas. She recalls making stirrups for the family rocking‐horse that her three brothers promptly used as catapults!

After spending some time in a convent, Sue now lives in a flat in an elegant 1930s block in Hove where her walls are hung with examples of work. These include not only machine embroideries inspired by landscape photographs from around the world, but also spontaneous and joyful paintings. Sue learned cross‐stitch during her time at the convent and uses the technique to produce floral designs.

A regular church‐goer, Sue is currently working on a beautiful purple stole which is to be a surprise gift for at Father Gareth at St Michael and All Angels. Her devotion led her to join a group pilgrimage to The Shrine of our Lady at Walsingham, in Norfolk. This shrine has inspired more than one piece of work, including part of Wendy Dolan’s “Squares” project, which Sue based on a photograph she took of a skylight there. She also donated a machine‐embroidered picture of the Calvary at Walsingham, which featured as a raffle prize for a fund‐raising event in November 2009. Sue is now very much looking forward to experiencing the Oberammergau Passion Play in the summer of 2010.

Although Sue is approaching the usual retirement age, she intends to keep on with her part‐time job as a kitchen porter at Millview Hospital, in Hangleton, until she reaches 65. She tries to keep fit and enjoys swimming. Sue firmly believes that people with learning difficulties can gain much enjoyment from their membership of the Embroiderers’ Guild.
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