Having studied Fine Art at the Slade School, Susie Johns worked as a magazine and partworks editor for 11 years, specialising in cookery, crafts, childcare and gardening, before going freelance in 1996.
Since then, she has written and illustrated books on a variety of creative subjects.
She has also worked for Marvel Comics, making most of the models for Art Attack magazine and has written regular features for consumer magazines such as Stitches, Let’s Knit, Crafts Beautiful, Quick & Crafty, Beads & Beyond, Needlecraft, Junior, Family Circle, Practical Parenting, Practical Gardening and Embroidery (for the Embroiderers’ Guild and Royal School of Needlework).
Favourite crafts include embroidery, knitting, crochet, collage and watercolour painting. And she particularly enjoys activities that involve recycling and reinventing.
Susie is a qualified teacher. She runs a weekly drawing and painting class at an Adult Education college near her home in Greenwich, South East London, and has plenty of experience running workshops in watercolours, knitting and crochet, and 3D Design. She was an ‘Art of the Stitch’ exhibitor in 2001