Sue Sprake emigrated from South Africa, to London, Ontario. She is an Embroiderers’ Guild of America, certified teacher in Crewel and Surface Embroidery and Raised and Padded Embroidery, and a graduate of the Japanese Embroidery Center. She has written several articles for the EGA’s Needle Arts magazine and two South African magazines, Threads and Stitches.
Sue has taught in New York, North Vancouver, and Mauritius, as well as in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, and Durban in South Africa. Sue held classes in her home in Cape Town and is well thought of by her students for her gentle way of teaching and her knowledge of embroidery,
Since living in Canada, Sue has taught at a local embroidery shop and teaches Japanese embroidery from her home. Sue attended the EAC Seminar in Toronto, in May 2016, and taught at the EAC Seminar in St John’s, and in Chatham.