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Bead Embroidery

Beads, gemstones, & creative design become shimmering jewelry.

Quilting & Fiber Arts

Hand- & machine stitched quilts of both traditional & non-traditional design.

Art to Wear

Art, textiles, & creativity converge to become wearable art.

Piccalilli Worx

Piccalilli Worx is the virtual home of Sue Swinyard and her friends’ crazy, creative, and captivating work. Here we’ll talk about our journeys in jewelry and bead embroidery, quilting, quilt groups, fabric design and creation, art-to-wear, painting … as well as stained glass projects.

If you’re part of a textile-arts community, you’ll agree with me that, “I’ve never met a quilter (or fabric artist) I didn’t like.”

On these pages we’ll share our beading designs, appliqués, quilt blocks, patterns, ideas, and stories, creative embroidery, jewelry and glass projects, some sane and many crazy, along with a gallery of our work.


What interests me

To me, fabrics are like friends - a great source of comfort and warmth. My senses come alive when handling and working with good quality fabric ― and I feel almost tenderly toward it and it’s use.

I’m also overloaded with ideas, and can’t find enough hours in the week to do everything I’d like to try. (Just ask my sweet husband!)

The photos here show just a sample of the types of creative outlets that interest me.