Sue’s lifelong passion for sewing started from the cradle with a mother who was a patternmaker and grader and three equally gifted aunts, all involved in Australia’s growing apparel manufacturing industry. After college, Sue was the national education manager for the McCall Pattern Company, national sewing promoter for Bernina Sewing Machines, executive director of the Australian Sewing and Craft Industry Association (ASCIA), co-founder of the Australian Sewing Guild, and founder of Australian Stitches magazine.
As the longtime director of Palmer/Pletsch Education, Australia, Sue offered workshops and teacher training. After teaching Palmer/Pletsch jacket workshops for many years, she joined Pati and Marta in writing Jackets for Real People.
Sue is also co-author of Knits for Real People (available as flipbook, too!) To showcase “Aussie creativity” in the book, Sue’s Australian students were invited to America to be photographed by Pati in her studio.
Sue currently offers fabric tours in Bali, Vietnam, Tuscany and more. Visit her website to learn more.