Susan Penny graduated from Salisbury College of Art, and has turned her love of textiles and crafts into a career. In the early 1990s Susan was the creative editor behind the UK's leading stitching magazines, and over the next few years she edited several more leading stitching and craft titles before moving to freelance work. Susan now lives and works in Devon, where she uses her creative skills to write and edit craft, knitting and stitching books. Most recently she has worked for the Embroiderers' Guild as publisher of their two stitching magazines. Susan also runs workshops, and exhibits and sells her worth through galleries and museums.