Meet Susie!

Embroidery by Susie Martinez

Hello! I’m Susie and I’m new around here. I’ll be working as a Project Coordinator for both Knit Picks and its sister brand, Connecting Threads. I have a BFA in Fiber from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and am very excited to work alongside my new crafty colleagues!  While I do know how to knit and crochet, I consider myself more of a sewer and embroiderer than anything else. I have also dabbled in weaving, needle and wet felting, natural dyeing, and screen-printing.

Hand Embroidery by Susie Martinez

My embroidery work is usually based off of photographs I’ve taken. I sometimes stitch in color and play around with different ground fabrics, but the majority of the time I use a single strand of black embroidery floss on muslin. I have always loved hand-stitching and find the process to be meditative. I once told an instructor, “I just want to do running stitch forever!” so I guess you could call me a process-oriented person.

Hand Embroidery by Susie Martinezhand embroidery by Susie Martinezhand embroidery on felt by Susie Martinez

I am thrilled to join the Knit Picks and Connecting Threads teams and feel very lucky to be working with such creative folks!

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