Susan Walter

1 WT S Walter black Renaissance purse cropped

Artist Statement

As a lifelong seamstress, now in the retirement part of my life, I find myself stretching the boundaries of sewing to create quality, one-of-a-kind fibre art gifts. Colour is important to me, but equally so are balanced composition, fine detail and originality. I love to try new embellishment techniques using yarn, embroidery thread, tulle, buttons, beads and ribbon. When I sit down to create, I never really know what will flow from my imagination that day. My hope is that the results will delight others, bringing enjoyment and pleasure of ownership to those who give my art a new home.



• Born in London, England• Born in London, England• Raised in Burnaby• Long-time resident of Coquitlam• Worked for 36 years at Simon Fraser University, the last 26 years producing the University’s Course Calendar• Founding member of the PoCo Garden Club• Taught sewing skills for A Great Notion shop (Langley), Our Social Fabric (Vancouver)• Designed and taught budget course (Saving on a Budget) for three school boards’ night school classes• Volunteer for Nestor Elementary School, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Days for Girls charity• Avid vegetable gardener• Enthusiastic sewist