Where to find me:

Susan Cariello


34 Mardle St

Norwich NR5 9HU


01603 744520


07960 512303




What's new?

My first craft book has been published!

'20 Floral Bags to Make', by Search Press was first launched in the U.S.A in 2010 and then in the U.K in 2011.

New Workshops for Summer 2016!

A list of Sping / Summer workshops are available now!

Next Shows:

New Workshops for Summer 2016


Book your workshop!

Designer Hand BagMaking a gorgeous cushionMaking a lovely embroidered bagMaking an embroidered work of artHand-embroidered handbagBeautiful ';Floral Work of Art';Stuffed ';Hearts & Butterflies';


Here are just a few examples of the beautiful things you could make on one of my one-day workshops!

If you are looking for a great day out, designing and making your very own individual gorgeous hand-bag, (or trying any one of my other workshops for that matter), all taking place in a very inspirational and sociable environment, then book your place today! You can find all the details & dates below.

If there is a group of 3 or 4 you that would like to arrange your very own day to come and do a workshop, then please just contact me. 

Look forward to seeing you soon...

Sue x


'One-day Workshops'

If you are looking to learn a new skill, and try something truly inspirational, all within a very friendly, warm and welcoming atmosphere, then booking one of these One Day Workshops is for you.

All levels are very welcome, and expert advice and guidance will be on hand by established Designer & Author, Sue Cariello.

All workshops will take place at:

The Studio

34 Mardle Street.

Norwich. NR5 9HU

01603 744520 / 07960 512303

www.susancariello.co.uk / info@susancariello.co.uk

Each workshop will have strictly limited numbers of 4 maximum, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

A £20 cheque deposit will secure your booking.

All workshops are designed so that you will be able to embroider, construct and take away your finished piece in one day, ready to use straight away! They are suitable for all levels, from absolute beginners to the more advanced. Don't worry though, I will be on hand the whole day to guide you through.

Included in the cost of each workshop:

* Always a gorgeous choice of plain materials to use in a variety of colours

*All threads, yarns, wool's, beads & sequins

*Use of sewing machines will be provided, including all equipment needed on the day

*Expert tuition all day, with very small groups of 4 maximum 

*A lovely lunch of soup with chunky bread

*Tea & coffee throughout the day

If you have any favorite fabrics or yarns that you want to bring, then feel free to bring these along.

You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine if you like, and dressmakers scissors.

Just let me know if you have any special dietary requirements at the time of your booking


Hand-embroidered handbag'Making a hand-embroidered bag'

In this one day workshop you will learn a variety of modern hand-embroidery techniques, and design, embroider and then construct your very own Designer handbag to take away with you. You will follow a pattern for a medium handbag, that will be fully lined with magnetic clasp fastening. The morning we will concentrate on creating a beautifully simple, embroidered floral design, using an array of gorgeous yarns, fibers and threads. If you are new to hand-embroidery, you will start by learning a few simple traditional stitches, all done with a fresh modern twist to great effect. If you are more experienced, then this is a chance to really let your creative juices start flowing. After a short break for lunch, the afternoon will focus on constructing your bag, picking up techniques in pattern cutting, lining the bag, sewing it up on the sewing machine, and completing it with those finishing details.

This Workshop is suitable for beginners to advanced.


Saturday 9th April

Saturday 23rd April

Thursday 12th May

Saturday 28th May

Friday 10th June

Saturday 2nd July

Tuesday 12th July

Wednesday 3rd August

Saturday 20th August



--------------------------------------------------Hand made Designer Bag'Making a Designer Handbag'

In this one-day workshop, you will learn how to construct your very own designer handbag. This workshop will focus more on the actual bag construction, with the emphasis on making it as individual as you are. You will follow a pattern for a medium bag and learn about interlinings, facings and how to put in a magnetic clasp fastening. Your bag will be fully lined with inner pocket, and completed with a gorgeous big bow in a contrasting colour.

This Workshop is suitable for beginners to advanced.

10.00 am-4.00 pm

Wednesday 13th April

Saturday 30th April

Friday 13th May

Wednesday 1st June

Saturday 11th June

Sunday 3rd July

Saturday 23rd July

Wednesaday 10th August

Saturday 27th August



Stuffed 'Hearts & Butterflies''Making hand-embroidered hearts & butterflies...

Perfect for decorating your home!

In this one-day workshop you will be able to design and hand-embroider your very own beautiful little stuffed hearts & butterflies. Perfect to decorate around your home, or to give as lovely treasured individual gifts. You will learn a variety of traditional embroidery stitches & techniques, all done in a modern and contemporary way, using chunky yarns, threads & sequins. All finished with a ribbon loop for hanging. How many you make in one day will depend on your level, though you should complete at least 3.

This Workshop is suitable for beginners to advanced.

10.00 am-2.00 pm

Thursday 28th April

Saturday 14th May

Tuesday 31st May

Sunday 26th June

Saturday 9th July

Sunday 31st July

Wednesday 17th August



Making a gorgeous cushion 'Making a hand-embroidered cushion'

In this workshop you will hand-embroider and construct your very own beautiful cushion cover, with simple 'envelop-style' back opening. Perfect for decorating any part of your home. You will chose your own fabrics from a selection provided, and design your own floral motives, picking up techniques in composition and design placement. You will learn a variety of traditional embroidery stitches & techniques, but all done in a modern contemporary way. Workshop also includes cushion pad.

This Workshop is suitable for beginners to advanced.

10.00 am-4.00 pm

Sunday 24th April

Saturday 7th May

Tuesday 24th May

Sunday 12th June

Saturday 25th June

Wednesday 13th July

Saturday 30th July

Sunday 21st August



Beautiful 'Floral Work of Art''Making a  floral embroidered 'work of art'

In this one-day workshop, you will learn to create your very own hand-embroidered &  embellished work of art, ready to hang on your wall. You will learn a variety of traditional embroidery stitches & techniques, all done in a modern and contemporary way, using chunky yarns, threads & sequins in your own choice of colours. You will learn about design composition and placement, to create your own individual design. Wooden hoop is included.

This Workshop is suitable for beginners to advanced.

10.00 am-3.00 pm

Friday 29th April

Sunday 22nd May

Wednesday 8th June

Sunday 10th July

Saturday 6th August



'An introduction to modern hand-embroidery workshop'

In this workshop you will learn some of the many varied and different techniques of modern hand-embroidery. It is an excellent introduction to some of the most beautiful and creative traditional stitches, all done with a fresh contemporary twist. You will soon be inspired and excited with the many effects you can create, and will be able to take your sampler away with you. 

A perfect introduction to hand-embroidery, suitable for beginners.

10.30 am-1.00 pm

Sunday 3rd April

Thursday 5th May

Friday 27th May

Saturday 18th June

Thursday 14th July

Sunday 7th August



Just call me, Sue on: 01603 744520. Look forward to seeing you soon...

Sue x