go to Suzann's publications
Since 1990, Suzann has published over two hundred designs and articles in magazines and books in England and the USA. She wrote or collaborated on several instructional booklets. She has written four craft books. Please visit her two blogs!

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where Suzann's work has been displayed
Suzann’s knitted, quilted, and embellished garments and wall hangings have been exhibited internationally. She cuts up recycled or new knitted fabric, pieces it back together, adds quilt batting and fabric backing, and quilts the resulting piece. Finally, she embellishes with buttons, crocheted pieces, broken china, beads, and more.

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See where Suzann has taught
Since 1980, Suzann has taught beginning to advanced levels of knitting, crochet, bead jewelry-making, and polymer clay techniques for local guilds and at national conventions in England and the USA.

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Read more about Suzann's craft career
Suzann has demonstrated crafts and products at trade shows, retail stores, and for guilds and groups since 1993. Before that, she enjoyed demonstrating knitting and crochet as a community service at fairs and festivals, including The Texas Folklife Festival (San Antonio) and at the Winedale Historical Center (Roundtop, TX) 1982-1994.

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Suzann Thompson's Publications

Books

Cute Crochet World: A Little Dictionary of Crochet Critters, Folks, Food, & More, Lark Crafts (Asheville, North Carolina), 144 pp., May 2014.

Crochet Garden: Bunches of Flowers, Leaves, and Other Delights, Lark Crafts (Asheville, North Carolina), 132 pp., May 2012.

  • Published in Spain under the title Flores y Hojas de Ganchillo, Drac, Spain, 2013.

Crochet Bouquet: Easy Designs for Dozens of Flowers, Lark Books (Asheville, North Carolina), 132 pp., April 2008.

  • Published in Spain under the title Flores de Ganchillo, Drac, Spain, 2011.
  • Over 41,000 copies sold! (as of June 2013)

The Polymer Clay Sourcebook, Hamlyn (London), 114 pp., 1999. Main selection for Craft Book of the Month Club in England.

  • Published in France under the title Påte polymère påte FIMO, 2000.
  • Published in the USA under the title Polymer Clay for Everyone, Rockport Publishers, Inc., 2001.
"This is that rarity amongst craft books, a good book for beginners which also has lots of inspiration for those who are experienced in the medium." Elise Mann, Bead Society of Great Britain Newsletter 49.

Blogs

Since 2008

“Curious and Crafty Readers” is for people who read Suzann’s curious and crafty writings. Established to coincide with the release of her book Crochet Bouquet, the blog answers reader questions, offers projects and ideas that incorporate Suzann’s designs, and gives step-by-step photos and tutorials for some patterns. http://www.textilefusion.com/bookblog

Since 2005

“Suzann’s TextileFusion” is a journal of Suzann’s creative activities, including knitting, crochet, polymer clay crafts, workshops, and most recently, house building. http://www.textilefusion.com/blog

Designs

"Purple Haze Shoulder Scarf," Crochet!, pp. 24 ff., Vol. 25, No. 3, Autumn 2012.

“Lamb Tails Jacket,” INKnitters, pp. 80 ff., Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 2005.

“Men’s Fall Fairisle,” INKnitters, pp. 80 ff., Vol. 5, No. 1, Summer 2005.

With Eva Frederick, “Happy Fish Rug,” INKnitters, pp. 96 ff., Vol. 4, No. 16, Spring 2005.

“Sweetheart Pillow,” INKnitters, pp. 80 ff., Vol. 3, No. 11, Winter 2003.

“Autumn Vest” and “Autumn Sky Tote,” Ultimate Knitting, pp. 32 ff. and 63 ff., Vol. 2, Issue 2, Fall 2003.

“Advent Ornaments, Part 4,” INKnitters, pp. 90 ff., Vol. 3, No. 10, Fall 2003.

“Advent Ornaments, Part 3,” INKnitters, Vol. 3, No. 9, Summer 2003.

"Mother of Pearl Box," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 36–37, April 2003.

“Advent Ornaments, Part 2,” INKnitters, Vol. 2, No. 8, Spring 2003.

"Angels on High" (polymer clay and felt ornaments), Crafts Beautiful, pp. 96–97, December 2002.

"Advent Calendar," INKnitters, pp. 76 ff., Vol. 2, No. 7, Winter 2002.

"Bake a Button," Crafts Beautiful, pp. 32–33, September 2002.

"Colors of the Caribbean" (polymer clay bead necklace), Jewelry Crafts, pp. 16 ff., August 2002.

"A Gift from the Sea" (FIMO® and mother of pearl trinket box), Popular Crafts, p. 58, August 2002.

"Star Bright" (crocheted starfish on towels), Popular Crafts, p. 62, July 2002.

"Wings of Desire" (butterfly mosaic lid of polymer clay), Crafts Beautiful, p. 28, July 2002.

"The Perfect Tassel Twister," The Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers, p. 18, June 2002.

"Inside-Out" (polymer clay bead necklace), Popular Crafts, p. 28, May 2002.

"Fired Up" (polymer clay boxes and felt cards), Crafts Beautiful, pp. 46–47, April 2002.

"An Easter Half-Dozen" (egg designs), Popular Crafts, pp. 64–65, April 2002.

"Fantastic Plastic" (Wundamelt gift tags), Practical Crafts, pp. 32–33, March 2002.

"Rose By Any Other Name" (rose quartz necklaces), Jewelry Crafts, pp. 12 ff., February 2002.

For Monsanto's Designs for America program, "Flower Power Afghan," in Afghans, Pillows & Throws II Pattern Book, ed. Cari Clement, CCProduct Company, Inc., Glens Falls, NY, 2001. "Flower Power" is shown on the cover. Afghan was shown at the Designs for Living Display, ACCI Show, July 1997.

"Clearly Christmas" (ornaments), Practical Crafts, pp. 24–25, December 2001.

"Do a Runner" (gingerbread man ornaments), Popular Crafts, pp. 64–65, November 2001.

"Polymer Patchwork Jewelry," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 50 ff., October 2001.

"Catch a Falling Leaf" (decorated basket), Popular Crafts, pp. 68–69, October 2001.

"Under the Sea" (polymer clay mosaic box and felt card), Crafts Beautiful, pp. 78–79, August 2001.

"Bathroom Blitz" (bathroom accessories), Popular Crafts, pp. 22–23, August 2001.

"Summer Stars and Stripes" (two necklaces), Jewelry Crafts, pp. 8 ff., August 2001.

"Seeing Spots" (two polymer clay vases), Crafts Beautiful, pp. 36–37, July 2001.

"Summer-time" (clock), Popular Crafts, pp. 16–17, July 2001.

"Loop the Loop" (necklaces), Popular Crafts, pp. 50–51, June 2001.

"Daffy Daffodil" (candle holder), Popular Crafts, p. 38, May 2001.

"Eggy Express" (a dozen Easter eggs in four media), Crafts Beautiful, pp. 34–36, April 2001. The FIMO eggs are shown on the cover.

"Cool Color Beading," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 20 ff., April 2001.

"A Spot of Sunshine" (Wundamelt suncatcher) and "Lavender's Blue" (polymer clay bead necklace), Popular Crafts, pp. 73–75, April 2001.

"On the Button!" Popular Crafts, pp. 38–39, March 2001.

"Designing with Inside Out Beads," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 16 ff., February 2001.

"A Hearty Bouquet" (Valentine ornaments in polymer clay, Wundamelt, and felt), Popular Crafts, pp. 46 ff, February 2001. The felt hearts are shown on the cover.

"Combining Techniques in a Tassel" and "Fantasy Flower Tassel" in Terrific Tassels & Fabulous Fringe, by Cari Clement, pp. 118–123, Krause Publications (Iola, Wisconsin), 2000.

"Starring Roles" (polymer clay candle holders and holiday ornaments in polymer clay, Wundamelt, and Friendly Plastic), Popular Crafts, pp. 34 ff, December 2000.

"What's in a Name?" (FIMO name plates), pp. 38–39, "Forever Autumn" (Wundamelt bowl), and "Autumnal Impressions" (FIMO cruet set and napkin ring), pp. 70 ff., Popular Crafts, November 2000.

"Honey, I shrunk the salad!" (miniature salad and pizza in polymer clay), Popular Crafts, pp. 30–31., August 2000.

"Desk Set—and Match!" (polymer clay desk set), Popular Crafts, pp. 24 ff., June 2000.

"Family Tree Ring Beads," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 32 ff., June 2000.

"China White" (brooches), p. 48, and "Shine into Spring" (polymer clay decorated glass), pp. 74 ff., Popular Crafts, May 2000.

"Down by the Sea" (two necklaces) Jewelry Crafts, pp. 40 ff., April 2000.

"Eggs-treme!" (Easter eggs in FIMO®), Popular Crafts, pp. 12 ff., April 2000.

"China Blue" (two necklaces), Jewelry Crafts, pp. 12 ff., December 1999.

"Forever Autumn" (leafy necklace), Popular Crafts Jewellery Supplement, p. 6, October 1999. Reprinted by the same publisher in Christmas Projects, p. 98, 2000.

"Twice-Baked Bracelets," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 32 ff., October 1999.

"Chenille Chanel," Quick & Easy Crochet, November/December 1998.

"Mosaic Beads" (necklace designs using the glass beads of Patrick Stern), Jewelry Crafts, pp. 40 ff., October 1998.

"Plaid Cardigan," Quick & Easy Crochet, pp. 6 ff., September/October 1998.

"The Cane with Nine Lives" (polymer clay earring designs), Jewelry Crafts, pp. 52 ff., May/June 1998.

"Chain Reaction" (a necklace design) and "Jewel in the Crown" (a jewelry box design), Popular Crafts, pp. 14 and 16, February 1998.

"Bead Project of the Month—Festive Golden Necklace," offered by Jewelry Crafts magazine as a free pattern on the internet (http://www.JewelryCrafts/beadproj6.html), January 1998.

"Where's-the-Fire Afghan," in Dog Crafts: More than 50 Grrreat Projects, ed. Bobbe Needham, pp. 74 ff., Sterling Publishing Co. (New York), 1997.

"Kitty Dreams Blanket," in Cat Crafts: More than 50 Purrfect Projects, ed. Dawn Cusick, pp. 92 ff, Sterling Publishing Co. (New York), 1997.

"Pineapple Lace Top," Crochet Digest, pp. 6 ff., Autumn 1997.

"Shell Necklace & Earrings," Popular Crafts, p. 30, July 1997.

"Americana Accents—Star Rug," Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications' Country Crafts, pp. 84 ff., 1997.

"Clay Project of the Month—Spiral Necklace," offered by Jewelry Crafts magazine as a free pattern on the internet (http://www.theplace2b.com/JewelryCrafts/clayproj2.html), February/March 1997.

"Pastel Textures" (pullover), McCall's Needlework, pp. 12 ff., February 1997.

"Bathroom Shag Rug," Handcraft Illustrated, pp. 10–11, Winter 1997.

"Custom Knit Shade" and "Crocheted Shade," in The Lamp Shade Book, ed. Dawn Cusick, pp. 97 ff., Altamont Press, 1996.

"Snake Beads—Use Clay to Create Twisted Pink and Purple Jewelry," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 60–62, October 1996.

"Mosaic Grapes," Cast On, pp. 13–15, Fall 1996.

"Prussian Blue Afghan," McCall's Needlework, pp. 52–53, August 1996.

"Underwater Treasures: Shape and String Shells of Clay," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 28 ff., June 1996.

"Twirly Plastic" and "A Baby Bracelet for New Moms," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 34 ff., April 1996.

"Spring Colors Top," Crochet Digest, pp. 20 ff., Spring 1996.

"Take–Along Blocks—Crimson Bouquet," The Needlecraft Shop Afghan Collector's Series, Paradise 962290.

"Make Your Own Beads," Rock & Gem, pp. 18 ff., February 1996. My linked jewelry (see Jewelry Crafts, December 1995) was featured on the magazine's cover.

"Vibrant Valentines" (Friendly Plastic jewelry), Jewelry Crafts, pp. 10 ff., February 1996. This design was featured on the magazine's cover.

"Black Facet Necklace" and "Funky Friendship Bracelet," Stocking Stuffer Crafts, pp. 24 ff. and 44 ff., Publications International, Ltd., 1995.

"Basic Beaded Links," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 26 ff., December 1995.

"Hematite and Gold Tassel Necklace," Treasury of Christmas Cooking, Crafts, and Gifts, pp. 174 ff., Publications International, Ltd., 1995.

"Autumn Jewelry," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 8 ff., October 1995.

"Gingham Cropped Top," and "Shell and Waves Afghan," Quick & Easy Crochet, pp. 6 ff., September/October 1995.

"Ribbon and Bead Jewelry," Crafts 'n Things, pp. 44 ff., September 1995.

"Tropicana Top," Crochet Fantasy, pp. 6 ff., August 1995.

"A Patriotic Necklace," and, with Gay Fay, "Design with Neon Clay," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 11 ff., August 1995.

"Rain Clouds Vest," Crochet Digest, pp. 10 ff., Summer 1995.

"Spike Stitch Afghan," Country Crafts, pp. 15 ff., 1995.

"Chic Jacket," Quick & Easy Crochet, pp. 8 ff., March/April 1995.

"Lucky Shamrocks," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 8 ff., April 1995.

"Violets & Cream Necklace and Earrings," Celebrate Creativity, p. 6, National Craft Month Activity Book published by Association of Crafts & Creative Industries, 1995.

"Chenille Jacket," Knitting Digest, pp. 8 ff., March 1995.

"Bead Necklaces of Semiprecious Stones," Rock & Gem, pp. 36 ff., February 1995.

"Frost & Flowers—A Luscious Triple–Strand Necklace," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 50 ff., February 1995.

"Hat and Scarf Set," Annie's Crochet Newsletter, pp. 20 ff., November–December 1994.

"Moss Stitch & Cables Vest," Knitting Digest, pp. 4 ff., November 1994.

"Marbleize a Jewelry Box," "Unusual Designs from Everyday Places" (cloisonné set), Jewelry Crafts, pp. 22 and 60 ff., October 1994.

"Royal Christmas" (crocheted and beaded top), Crochet Fantasy, pp. 6 ff., November 1994.

"A Trio of Crosses," "A Terra Cotta Collar," and "An Eye–Catching Pendant" (written under pseudonym), Jewelry Crafts, pp. 40, 58, and 64 ff., October 1994.

"Autumn Flavors: Half–Moon Tunic," and "Fun & Sporty: Striped Shell Vest," McCall's Crochet, pp. 10 and 13 ff., October 1994.

"Triangle Lap Robe," Knitting Digest, pp. 22 ff., September 1994.

"Texture Plays: Chenille" (hand– or machine–knit tunic), Family Circle Knitting, pp. 52 ff., Fall 1994.

"Sunny Knit Jumpers," Country Handcrafts, pp. 6 ff., Summer 1994.

"Summer Necklaces" and "A Patriotic Pair" (necklace and earring set), Jewelry Crafts, pp. 58 and 64 ff., August 1994.

"Ocean Waves Cover–Up" and "Country Hearts Rug," Knitting Digest, pp. 8 and 14 ff., July 1994.

"Checkerboard Clay" and "Wedding Day Jewelry," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 8 and 40 ff., June 1994. Checkerboard clay jewelry was featured on the magazine's cover.

"Old World Treasure Necklace," Jewelry Crafts, p. 64 ff., April 1994.

"Tropical Fish Cardigan," Christmas Year–Round Needlework and Craft Ideas, p. 14 ff., March 1994.

"Shells and Waves Afghan," Ben Franklin Crafts Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 6–7.

"Olive Pullover," Knitting Digest, pp. 29 ff., January 1994.

"String a Bouquet of Beads" and "Cane a Cactus Set," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 26 and 58 ff., February 1994.

"Celtic Cording Vest and Pullover," Vogue Knitting, pp. 42 ff., Winter '94.

"Make a Necklace in the Oven," and "A Three–Way Necklace," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 42 and 60 ff., Winter 1993–94.

"Irises in Bloom" (duplicate stitch), Wearable Crafts, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 36–37, October 1993.

"Ladybug, Fly Away Home!" (duplicate stitch), Wearable Crafts, Vol. 3, No. 4, p. 31, August 1993.

"Jump In!" (mother and daughter jumpers) and "Starry Necklace & Earring Set," Wearable Crafts, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 8 and 30 ff., June 1993.

"Summer Sweaters" (ribbed t–top design and pattern), McCall's Needlework, pp. 72–73, June 1993.

"Everyday Classic" (pullover design and pattern), McCall's Needlework and Crafts, pp. 91–93, February 1993.

"Stars & Stripes" (Christmas ornament design and pattern), Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ornaments, pp. 74–76, 1992.

"Carnations and Czechs" (pullover design and pattern), Knitter's, No. 28, pp. 48–51, Fall 1992.

"Aah…It's Autumn" (child's cardigan design and pattern), Country Handcrafts, p. 4, Autumn 1992. Cardigan was featured on the magazine's cover.

"House Warmings" (potholder designs and patterns), Country Handcrafts, pp. 4–5, Bazaar 1992.

"Shower the Bride with Southwest–Style Gifts" (hotpad designs and patterns) and "Beautiful Southwest Babies" (baby blanket design and pattern), Southwest Crafts, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 6 ff., June 1992. Blanket design was featured on the magazine's cover.

"Iris Mosaic" (afghan design and pattern), Knitter's, No. 26, pp. 40–43, Spring 1992.

"Knit a Navajo Weaving…Ganado–Style Afghan," Southwest Crafts, Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 55 ff., September/October 1991.

"Christmas Stocking," Knitting World, pp. 27 ff., August/September 1991.

"Transitional Fashions for Fall" (knitted top design and pattern), Southwest Crafts, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 46 ff., July/August 1991.

"Indian Motif Blanket Designs Create a Handsome Cardigan" (knitted jacket design and pattern), Southwest Crafts, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 23 ff., May/June 1991.

"Ancient Indian Pictures in a Knitted Sweater," Southwest Crafts, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 7 ff., January/February 1991.

"Autumn Colors Vest," Cast On, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 20–22, Fall 1985.

Leaflets

with Cari Clement, Anna Thompson, and Kathy Holicky, Multi's Jewelry Using the Magicord Machine, Bond America, 1996.

with Gay Fay, Easy Ear Wear, No. HOTP 2041, Hot Off The Press, Inc., 1995.

Folk–Art Beads Jewelry and Earrings, No. 3029, Design Originals, 1995.

Eight designs in Fashionable Beads, No. 14310, McCall's Creates, 1995.

Ethnic Bead Jewelry, Leaflet No. 8837, ASN Publishing Company, 1994.

Easy–to–Make Bead Jewelry, Leaflet No. 8838, ASN Publishing Company, 1994.

Narrow Ribbon & Beads Jewelry, How To #62, Offray Ribbon Company, 1994.

Articles

"The Double Bullion: A New Take on a Vintage Stitch," Crochet!, pp. 22 ff., Vol. 25, No. 3, Autumn 2012.

“The American Half-Treble Crochet Stitch,” online at Crochet Spot, http://www.crochetspot.com/american-half-treble-crocht-stitch-htr/ (2011)

“Crocheted Flower Fabric,” online at Crochet Insider, http://www.crochetinsider.com/article/crocheted-flower-fabric(2009)

“Handmade and Altered Books for Knitters,” INKnitters, pp. 6, ff., Vol. 5, No.3, Winter 2005.

“Welcome to the Fire Ant Ranch,” INKnitters, pp. 42 ff., Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 2005.

“Knit Knack” (New Looks for Old Sweaters), Sew News, pp. 66 ff., No. 279, November 2005.

“Parti-Color Party,” INKnitters, pp. 16 ff., Vol. 5, No. 1, Summer 2005.

“Knitting Around the House,” INKnitters, pp. 104 ff., Vol. 4, No. 16, Spring 2005.

“Easy Crochet Flowers and Trims for Knitters,” INKnitters, pp. 22 ff., Vol. 4, No. 15, Winter 2004.

“Knitting + Sewing + Embellishment = Textile Fusion,” INKnitters, pp. 80 ff., Vol. 4, No. 14, Fall 2004.

“Designing Color Ways for Fair Isle Motifs,” INKnitters, pp. 80 ff., Vol. 4, No. 13, Summer 2004.

“How Now Brown,” INKnitters, pp. 66 ff., Vol. 3, No. 12, Spring 2004.

“Round and Round with Garter Stitch,” INKnitters, pp. 78 ff., Vol. 3, No. 11, Winter 2003.

“Cut and Sew Knitting,” Ultimate Knitting, p. 32, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Fall 2003.

“Garter Square,” INKnitters, pp. 71 ff., Vol. 3, No. 10, Fall 2003.

“Helen Neale: The Education of a Designer,” INKnitters, pp. 68 ff., Vol. 3, No. 9, Summer 2003.

"A Guild's Influence," Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers, pp. 14–15, June 2003.

"Mother of Pearl," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 28 ff., April 2003.

"How to Make a Scene," INKnitters, pp. 72 ff., Vol. 2, No. 7, Winter 2002.

"Color Partners for Variegated Yarn," INKnitters, pp. 4 ff., Vol. 2, No. 6, Fall 2002.

"A Cut Above the Rest" (interview with Gillott Pearl Cutters), Popular Crafts, p. 60, August 2002.

"Preserving the Best of the Old While Exploring the New," INKnitters, pp. 4 ff., Vol. 2, No. 5, Summer 2002.

"Grown-Ups Play with Polymer Clay, Too," Craftsman Magazine, pp. 8–10, Issue 130, May 2002.

"Seveness Knitting," INKnitters, pp. 8 ff., and a review of Angela Carter's book, Sea Cat and Dragon King, p. 89, Vol. 1, No. 4, Spring 2002.

"Fifty Years Old and New," Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers, pp. 34–35, March 2002.

"A Broken Cup," in Quilts Are Forever, ed. Kathy Lamancusa, Simon & Schuster (New York), 2002.

"Swapping Beads," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 28 ff., February 2002.

"Charting Mosaic Designs," INKnitters, pp. 4 ff., Vol. 1, No. 3, Winter 2001.

"Betty Spence…A Treasure from Across the Sea," INKnitters, pp. 50 ff., Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall 2001.

"Wundamelt: The Clear Choice," Craftsman Magazine, pp. 44–45, Issue 123, October 2001.

"Knitting Underfoot," INKnitters, pp. 50 ff., Vol. 1, No. 1, Summer 2001.

"Machine Knitting Plus," Machine Knitters Source, pp. 18–21, May/June 2001.

"Treasure Textiles" and "Fifty Years of Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing," Craftsman Magazine, Issue 118, pp. 22 and 28, May 2001.

"Patchwork for Your Sweater Machine," U-Make-It, No. 18, pp. 11–12, 2001.

"What is Original Work," p. 13, Polynews, Spring 2001.

"Into the Future," Super SlipKnot 2000, pp. 46 ff., published by the Knitting & Crochet Guild.

"Whitby Jet," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 20 ff., December 2000.

"Necklace Makeovers: Give Your Jewelry Discards a New Lease on Life," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 8 ff., October 2000.

"Upholstery Fabric on the Sweater Machine," U-Make-It, No. 17, pp. 4–6, Spring 2000.

"The Basics of Quilting Your Knitting," U-Make-It, Nos. 15 and 16, pp. 3–5, Fall/Winter 1999-2000.

"Playing with Color" (mixing polymer clay to match any color), Jewelry Crafts, pp. 36 ff., October 1999.

"The Incredible Sweater Machine," SlipKnot, No. 84, June 1999. My knitted, quilted, and embellished checkerboard with matching bag and polymer clay playing pieces was on the cover.

"'Antiquing' in England," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 54–55, March/April 1999.

"What in the World can I do with all this Leftover Yarn?" SlipKnot, No. 83, pp. 4–5, March 1999.

"One Knitter's Career," SlipKnot, No. 81, pp. 21–23, September 1998. My knit and quilted coat, Cosmic Peacock was on the cover.

"Perspectives: A View of Knitting in America's Shaker Communities," Fashion Knitting, pp.10 ff., February 1998.

"Playing with Color," (working with warm and cool colors), Jewelry Crafts, pp. 56–59, March/April 1997.

"You're a Doll!" Cast On, pp. 52–53, Winter 1996.

"Fifi's Legacy: FIMO at Christmastime," German Life, pp. 54–55, December 1996/January 1997.

"Tricks of the Trade: Learn a Designer's Secrets for Creating Beautiful and Saleable Jewelry," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 45 ff., December 1996.

"Knitted Rugs: A Twist on Tradition," Cast On, pp. 20–21, Holiday 1996.

"Oma's Attic: Re–Viewing Attic Treasures," Fashion Knitting, Issue 84, pp. 10 ff., August 1996.

"Two Portfolios Are Twice as Nice," Society of Craft Designers Newsletter, Vol. XVIII, No. 7, p. 4, January/February 1996.

"The Fine Art of Findings," Rock & Gem, pp. 58 ff., November 1995.

"Some Common Pitfalls for Beginning Designers," Society of Craft Designers Newsletter, Vol. XV, No. 3, p. 12, May/June 1995.

"How to Publish Your Designs," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 50 ff., August 1995.

"Creative Disasters" and "What's New?" (written under pseudonym), Jewelry Crafts, pp. 16 ff. and 58 ff., June 1995.

"Design a Winning Business Card," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 8–9, February 1995.

"New Jewelry–Making Supplies," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 50–51, August 1994 (written under pseudonym).

"Color Theory for Beaders," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 58–61, April 1994.

"Building Canes," Jewelry Crafts, pp. 54–57, February 1994.

"Shaker Knit Rugs," FIBERARTS, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 39–42, January/February 1994.

"Getting Around in New York City," Society of Craft Designers Newsletter, Vol. XIII, No. 5, p. 9, September/October 1993.

"Does Your Business Card Really Say Who You Are?" Society of Craft Designers Newsletter, Vol. XIII, No. 3, p. 10, May/June 1993.

"What is Applications Software?" Society of Craft Designers Newsletter, Vol. XIII, No. 2, p. 8, March/April 1993.

"A Very Basic Introduction to the Macintosh Computer," Society of Craft Designers Newsletter, Vol. XII, No. 5, p. 3, September/October 1992.

"Argyles Without Seams," Threads, No. 41, pp. 54–57, June/July 1992. Reprinted in Knitting Around the World, a Taunton Press publication, 1993.

"A Bead Tour and More of San Diego," The Austin Bead Society Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 10, p. 5, November 1991.

"Note: Charting for Mac Users," Threads, No. 36, p. 28, August/September 1991.

Book review of Salish Indian Sweaters, by Priscilla Gibson–Roberts, FIBERARTS, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 57, Summer 1991.

"Note: Two Strong Guilds," Threads, No. 34, p. 26 ff., April/May 1991.

"Put Away Those Mirrors" (lefties and knitting), Lefthander Magazine, pp. 10–12, March/April 1991.

"The Handknitter's Tales," Vogue Knitting, p. 20 ff., Fall 1990.

Book review of Wool'n Magic, by Jan Messent. FIBERARTS, Vol. 16, No. 6, p. 56, March/April 1990.

Designs for Manufacturers

"Knit Plaid Pullover" for Designs for America from Solutia. See http://www.thesmartyarns.com/patterns/sept02/knitplaidpull.html

Patchwork Polymer Clay Tassel and more for Polyform Products. See http://www.sculpey.com/Projects/projects_tassels_buttons.htm

Multipastel Afghan," for Monsanto's Designs for America (DFA) program. See http://www.bounceback.com/multipastel.html

"Kitty Dreams Afghan," for Monsanto's DFA program. Offered as a free pattern on Aleene's Creative Living television program, January 1997. See http://www.bounceback.com/kitty.html

"Gingham and Lace Afghan," for Bond America and Monsanto's DFA program.

"Sunny Necklace and Earrings," "Polymer Clay Square–Balls Jewelry," and "Flowery Earrings," for Miller Magazines as promotional material for Jewelry Crafts.

"Yarn Doll," a free pattern distributed by Monsanto Fibers Division. The doll was featured on segment of Aleene's Creative Living on The Nashville Network, 1995.

"Fortissima Cotton Lacy Ankle Socks," Skacel Collection, 1993.

"Child's Knitted Pullover in Jiffy Chunky," on labels of Lion Brand's Jiffy Chunky, 1993.

"Forest Flowers Afghan" and "Boy's Ship Sweater" for Monsanto's DFA program.

"Popcorn Afghan," "Black and Ivory Sprinkles Pullover," "Cable Panel Pullover," and "Ripple & Popcorn Afghan," Lion Brand Yarn Company.

"Spangles Necklace" for Coats & Clark.

Suzann Thompson's Work in Competitions and Shows

2014 "Passionate Heart" wall hanging at Lion Brand Yarn Studio Gallery, New York, New York, May.

2013 The Work of Suzann Thompson, Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council, River North Gallery, Stephenville, Texas, June.

2005 Sacred Threads, a juried exhibition at Reynoldsburg, Ohio. June. Shards 2: Sometimes.

2005 National Quilt Association show, June. Fishy Cento.

2005 Small Wonders, a juried exhibition at the International Quilt Show, Chicago, Illinios, April. Cherry-Picking Vest.

2005 Mixed Media Quilts, a juried exhibition at the Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, Connecticut. March–April. Iced Water at the Café Rouge.

2005 Quilt Show at the STAA Gallery, Covington, Louisiana. January–February. Passionate Heart.

2003 Textile Show at the Cooper Gallery, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. January. Shards 2: Sometimes and Bouquet 1.

2002 Treasure Textiles. A solo exhibition at The Colour Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. October–December. Twelve knitted and embellished quilts and garments, along with educational materials.

2002 Feeling Colour: Recent Work in Polymer Clay, an invitational and juried exhibition at The Colour Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. I organized the show and exhibited my work as well. March–June.

2001 Finders Keepers, a juried exhibition at The Pearoom Centre for Contemporary Crafts, Heckington, Lincolnshire. May–June. Knitted, quilted, embellished pieces, Shards 1: Willow, Shards 2: Sometimes, and Bouquet 1.

1999 Fireworks 2000, an international competition sponsored by Madeira Garne, Freiburg, Germany. The exhibit opened in Düsseldorf in March 1999 and toured Europe and overseas for two years. Knitted, quilted, painted, embellished miniature quilt, A Hopeful Glimpse into the 21st Century.

1998 The Fabric of Our Cultures, a juried exhibit sponsored by the Cultural Council of Victoria, Victoria, Texas. Knitted and quilted checkerboard, with polymer clay checkers in a drawstring bag.

1997 Fairfield Fashion Show, an invitational show, which opened at the Houston Quilt Market in October 1997, toured the United States for one year, and appeared in Japan, June 1998. Knit and quilted coat Cosmic Peacock opened the show. It appeared on the cover of Craft & Needlework Age, October 1997; in SewNews, 1998; in Quilts Japan, 1998; and in Machine Knitters Source, November/December 1999, with the caption "…Truly a work of art coming from a creative mind."

1996 "Twirly Necklace and Earrings" chosen for display in the Society of Craft Designers' "Design Sells Product" promotional booth at ACCI.

1996 The Fabric of Our Cultures, a juried exhibit sponsored by the Cultural Council of Victoria, Victoria, Texas. Knit and quilted coat Hungarian Spring won second place in Wearable Art—Other; hand–knit top Landscape and Lace won second place in Knitting category.

1995 "Candy Crystals Necklace and Earrings" chosen for display in the Society of Craft Designers' "Design Sells Product" promotional booth at ACCI.

1995 Guest curator for "Oma's Attic: German–Texan Handwork of Yesterday and Today." Sponsored by the German–Texan Heritage Society. May 13 through June 30, 1995 in Austin, Texas; September 9–11, 1995 in Victoria, Texas. Several of my knitted and crocheted pieces were part of the exhibit.

1994 Fairfield Fashion Show, an invitational show which opened at the Houston Quilt Market, October 1994 and toured the United States for one year. Knit and quilted coat Hungarian Spring.

1994 The Fabric of Our Cultures, a juried exhibit sponsored by the Cultural Council of Victoria, Victoria, Texas. Honorable mention for handknit tapestryMagic Carpet.

1993 The Fabric of Our Cultures, a juried exhibit sponsored by the Cultural Council of Victoria, Victoria, Texas. Handknit coat won second place in the knitting category.

1993 Sources of Inspiration, a juried show sponsored by the Artists Cooperative of Austin. Austin, Texas. Handknit tapestry Magic Carpet.

1993 Fiber Celebration '93, the Northern Colorado Weavers' Guild annual juried show. Fort Collins, Colorado. Handknit top Carnations and Czechs.

1992 First place winner in the original, handknit, adult–sized afghan category at Herrschner's Grand National Afghan Exhibition, Des Moines, Iowa. Iris Afghan. Offered as a kit in Herrschner's catalog 1993–1995.

1992 Second place winner in the adult category in the Texas Make It Yourself With Wool or Mohair contest. Colorful sweater coat.

1992 The Fabric of Our Cultures, a juried exhibit sponsored by the Cultural Council of Victoria, Victoria, Texas. Handknit top Grapes won second place in the knitting category.

1991 Second place winner in the original, handknit, adult–sized afghan category at Herrschner's Grand National Afghan Exhibition, Des Moines, Iowa. Ganado Motif Afghan.

1990 If the Art Fits...Wear It benefit fashion show and luncheon for the Textile Arts Centre, Chicago. Juried. Handknit top Arches.

1986 Tying the Knot, an exhibit of alternative wedding styles, at Hill Country Weavers, Austin, Texas. Juried. Knitted lace top, Candlelight Wedding, won second prize.

1985 Honorable Mention for a knitted vest in the first annual Design Competition of The Knitting Guild of America. The design was published in the Summer 1985 issue of Cast On, the Guild's publication.

1983 One of fifty finalists, nationwide, in a design contest sponsored by Family Circle magazine.

1982 Cash award for knitting– and crochet–related book collection from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin.

1982 Tying the Knot, an annual show of wedding clothes and accessories at Hill Country Weavers, Austin, Texas. Crocheted wedding dress.

Suzann Thompson’s Teaching and Speaking Engagements

Many meeting programs, workshops, and product demonstrations for guilds, groups and retail stores around England, 1997–present; meeting programs and workshops for guilds and groups in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Texas, 1993–present; Craft Yarn Council of America knitting and crocheting teacher, 1995–1996.

I demonstrated knitting and crochet at fairs and festivals in Texas, including The Texas Folklife Festival, San Antonio, Texas; Texas Crafts Exhibition at Winedale Historical Center, Roundtop, Texas in the spring, and at the Historical Center's Oktoberfest in the fall, from 1982 to 1994.

"Full of Bullion (Stitch, That Is)" and "Knit Mosaic Patterns and Chart Your Own" master classes, and "TextileFusion: A Knitting of Art" lecture at Lion Brand Yarn Studio, New York, NY, May 2014.

"What to Do With Vintage Doilies," "What to Do with Buttons," and "TextileFusion: A Knitting of Art," Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council, Stephenville, TX, June 2013.

“Color, Texture, and Structure with the Elusive Slip Stitch,” TextileFusion: A Knitting of Art,” “Knit Mosaic Patterns and Chart Your Own,” and “Seamless Argyles in the Round,” Interweave Knitting Lab New England, Manchester, NH, October 2012.

“Polymer Clay Button Boutique,” “Polymer Clay Button Boutique 2,” “Full of Bullion (Stitch, That Is),” “Introduction to the Ultimate Sweater Machine,” “Pretty Picot-rama,” Knit & Crochet Show, Reno, NV, September 2012.

“Polymer Clay Button Boutique,” “Polymer Clay Button Boutique 2,” “Full of Bullion (Stitch, That Is),” Knit & Crochet Show, Greensboro, NC, September 2011.

“A Book’s Journey, from Idea to Book Signings,” for Professional Development Day, Knit & Crochet Show, Manchester, NH, July 2010.

“Irish Crochet Techniques,” “Knitted Darts and Pleats,” “Knitted Buttonholes,” Taos Wool Festival, New Mexico, October 2009.

“Polymer Clay Button Boutique 2,” Estes Park Wool Festival, Colorado, June 2009.

"Polymer Clay Button Boutique," "Knitted Darts," and "Seveness Knitting," DFW Fiberfest, Addison, Texas, April 2009.

“Seamless Argyles,” "Pleasing Pleats," "Seveness Knitting," and “Dotty Knits,” Stitches Midwest, Chicago, Illinois, Fall 2009, Stitches West, Santa Clara, California, February 2009, and Stitches East, Hartford, Connecticut, October 2009.

"Color Knitting Techniques" and "Crocheted Oak and Maple Leaves," Taos Wool Festival, New Mexico, October 2008.

“Polymer Clay Button Boutique,” Estes Park Wool Festival, Colorado, June 2008.

"Polymer Clay Button Boutique" and "Seamless Argyles," DFW Fiberfest, Addison, Texas, April 2008.

“Seamless Argyles” and “Dotty Knits,” Stitches West, Santa Clara, California, February 2008, and Stitches East, Baltimore, Maryland, October 2007 and 2008.

“Slip Stitch Color Knitting,” “Button Boutique 2,”and “Two-Handed Stranded Knitting (Fair Isle Technique),” Taos Wool Festival, New Mexico, October 2007.

“Two-Handed Stranded Knitting (Fair Isle Technique),” “Wooly Buttons,” and “Slip Stitch Color Knitting,” DFW Fiberfest, Texas, April 2007.

“Freeform Knit or Crochet an Underwater Scene,” “Color Composure,” “Button Boutique,” and “Cables, Bobbles, and Braids,” Taos Wool Festival, New Mexico, October 2006.

“A Garden of Design Techniques,” “Recycle an Old Sweater into a Tote Bag,” “Parti-Color Party,” “Color Composure,” Iwannaknit ReTreat, Indiana, June 2006.

“Crochet Flowers and Leaves,” “Polymer Clay Buttons,” “Intarsia from Beginning to End,” DFW Fiberfest, Texas, April 2006.

“Small Quilts from Your Old Sweaters” and “A Tote Bag from Old Sweaters,” Taos Wool Festival workshops, October 2005.

“Design Workshop (Knit an Underwater Scene),” “Color Cross-Training,” “Easy-Does-It Color,” “Small Quilts from Your Old Sweaters,” Camp Iwannaknit, Indiana, June 2005.

"Polymer Patchwork Pin," and "Polymer Clay Buttons for Beginners," at Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, November 2004.

"Quilts from Your Old Sweaters," "Polymer Patchwork Pin," "Peek-a-Boo Quilts," at Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, October/November 2003.

"Piecing, Quilting, and Embellishing Your Hand and Machine Knits," "Three Easy Polymer Clay Button Styles," and "Treasure Textiles," at the Patchwork & Quilt Expo VIII, Barcelona, April 2002.

"Treasure Textiles" a two-day workshop at the Pearoom Centre for Contemporary Crafts, Heckington, Lincolnshire, England, June 2–3, 2001.

"Very Variegated," "Sophisticated Scraps," "Three Easy Buttons," "Machine Knitting and…," and "Using Color for the Timid Knitter," presented in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Bond Camp 2000, June 2000.

"Very Variegated," presented in Dayton, Ohio, for the Dayton Knitting Guild; "Knitting Rugs," presented in Houston, Texas, for the Houston Knit at Night Guild, September 1999.

"Colour Mixing in Polymer Clay" and "Textile Techniques in Polymer Clay," presented in Loughborough, England, at PolyDays '99 sponsored by the British Polymer Clay Guild, April 15-17, 1999.

“Very Variegated,” “Sophisticated Scraps,” presented in Hemet Valley, California, and “Color Knitting Techniques,” presented in Fullerton, California, September 1998.

“Quilting Your Hand and Machine Knits,” “Using Multicolor Yarns to Best Advantage,” “Color Cross Training™: Painters,” “Polymer Clay Buttons,” at MKForum sponsored by Machine Knitters Source, Dallas, Texas, September 4–6, 1998.

“Knitting Rugs,” “Very Variegated,” “Sophisticated Scraps,” presented in Pittsburgh, Greensburgh, and Ligonier, Pennsylvania, August 1998.

"Irish Crochet," "Multicolor Mania," and "Cornering and Curving Crochet Trims," to be presented at the Crochet Guild of America National Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, August 1998.

"Irish Crochet," "Color Cross-Training for Crocheters," and "Introduction to Polymer Clay Buttons." Crochet Guild of America National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, August 7–10, 1997.

"Knitting Rugs" and "Designing Your Own Mosaic Patterns." The Knitting Guild of America Annual Conference, Crystal City, Virginia, February 19–23, 1997.

"Very Variegated." The Dayton Knitting Guild's Summer Retreat, May 3–5, 1996.

"Color Theory for Knitters," "Very Variegated," "Color Knitting Techniques." The Knitting Guild of America Annual Conference, St. Charles, Illinois, March 22–26, 1995, and at TKGA Southern Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, November 9–12, 1995.

"Fun and Fabulous Things to Do with Yarn Scraps." The National Needlework Association, Anaheim, California, January 28, 1995.

"Irish Crochet Techniques," "Short Row Shaping for Necks and Shoulders," and "What to Do with Yarn Scraps," Stitches Fair, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, August 19–22, 1993.

"Seamless Argyle Vest," and "Designing Your Own Mosaic Patterns." The Knitting Guild of America Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 25–29, 1993.

"Publishing Your Craft Designs." Texas Union Informal Classes, The University of Texas at Austin, October 1992.

"Seamless Argyle Socks" and "Weaving In the Unused Thread in Two–Color Knitting". Knitter's Fair, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, September 18–20, 1992.

Beginning and intermediate knitting teacher for Hill Country Weavers, Austin, Texas, 1983–1989.

Knit and crochet teacher for the Texas Union Informal Classes, The University of Texas at Austin, 1980 to 1991.

About Suzann’s Work

"A Texas Flower Girl: Suzann Thompson," Erath County Living, Summer 2013.

"Suzann Thompson's Design Inspiration," by Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, and the "Russian Picot Daisy" pattern from Crochet Garden, pp. 28 ff., CraftSanity, Issue 7, Summer 2012.

"Treasure Textiles: An Exhibition of Knitted, Embellished Quilts," Ultimate Knitting, Spring 2003.

"An Interview with Suzann Thompson," Polyzine (http://www.pcpolyzine.com/june2001-/thompson.html), June 2001. This issue also includes a review of Polymer Clay for Everyone.

"Designer Profile: Suzann Thompson, A Renaissance Designer," by Jean Lampe, Machine Knitters Source, pp. 12–15, May/June 2001. Wall hanging Shards 1: Willow was pictured on the cover.

"Suzann Thompson Quilter Knitter," Museum of American Folk Art Quilt Connection newsletter, eds. Beth Bergin and Susannah Schatt, p. 4, Spring 2001.

Knitted, quilted wall hanging, A Hopeful Glimpse into the 21st Century, featured in "Exposure," Surface Design Journal, pp. 52–53, Fall 2000.

"Suzann's Sensational Quilted Knits," by Rita Levine, online at Delphi Textile Arts Forum, http://www.delphi.com/textile. (Look under 'Past Articles'.)

"Polymer Profile: Suzann Thompson," by Henrietta Scott, Polynews, Issue 9, Summer 1999.

"Suzann is one of the most talented designers and authors in the knitting world…" as written by Cari Clement, President and Co-Founder of Bond America in U-Make-It, Fall/Winter 1999-2000.

Television Appearances

A testimonial on an infomercial advertising the newest knitting machine from CC Product Company. Many of my knitted pieces are featured in the infomercial. The infomercial aired in Spring 2001.

Crafts & Company (The Learning Channel), "Beaded Jewelry Basics," May 30 and June 1, 1995, and "Metal Charm Jewelry," June 19 and 22, 1995. Representing Jewelry Crafts magazine.

Aleene's Creative Living (The Nashville Network), "Magicord Jewelry," March 31, 1995. Representing Bond America.

Aleene's Creative Living (The Nashville Network), "Leafy Jewelry," March 30 and May 11, 1995; "Stringing a Necklace," October 21, 1994; "Garland Jewelry," September 2, 1994. Representing Suzann Designs. The jewelry designs were my own.

Organizations

Member, Belles and Whistles, a group of women who display their embellished artwork, 2013 to present.

Member and newsletter contributor, British Knit and Crochet Guild, 1996–2003.

Founding Committee Member and newsletter contributor, British Polymer Clay Guild, 1997–2002.

Member, Society of Craft Designers, 1990–1997. Newsletter contributor.

Professional Member, Professional Knitwear Designers Guild, 1992–1996. Editor of Guild Newsletter, 1994–1995.

Founding member of the Knitter's and Crocheter's Guild of Texas (now known as the Knitter's and Crocheter's Guild of Austin), a non–profit, tax–exempt organization. Director and writer/editor for quarterly newsletter, 1983–1995.

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