Textile Artist, Historian and Vintage Vendor.
Suzanne Marshall-Smith is a Textile Artist, Historian and Vintage Vendor, based in the Campsie Fells, Scotland. She creates textile artworks from a variety of found, reclaimed and reused materials from her collections, researches textile history and teaches a range of classes and workshops in textile art, often with a historical slant.
Magpie Maison is the small business that she has been building for 10 years. It incorporates Suzanne's textile making, collecting, teaching and selling. Through her work, she endeavours to give new life to old fabrics by hand dying and stitching, adding papers, paints, felt and found objects to her creations. There are very rarely two items the same due to the nature of the materials used, often totally unique.