Sue Lancaster

Sue Lancaster

How did you become involved with artist’s books? I became involved in artist’s books as a response to developing a project to teach creativity to my adult students. The design of covers developed as a way of using interesting textile surfaces for a functional product whilst also making each book identifiable.

What is the focus of your practice?

The focus of my own practice is design work on paper which develops into textile surfaces which always contain stitch.

What are you working on at the moment?

At the moment I am working on 3 different styles of book. One is a book jacket which can be removed, washed and replaced to both protect a book and also be individual to the owner. Every book jacket is separately made and is unique. The second book style that I am working on is a ‘Colour Me’ book. This is a hand stitched book of cartridge paper pages which are printed with designs in line. The covers are printed cotton with machine embroidery. Each book is identical. The third book is an A6 spiral bound book which slides into its own textiles box. I have altered the interior of each book to inspire additional design work. I am calling these books ‘Doodle Books’. Each book is different and unique inside.