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Sad news - Susie Johnson

February 07, 2022 8:15 AM | Jill Hawkins

We learned yesterday that our beloved friend, lace maker, and teacher Susie Johnson died in her sleep on Saturday night. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. More details will follow as they become available.



  • February 07, 2022 8:58 AM | Clare Settle (Administrator)
    This is such sad news. Her contributions to the lace world have been so significant. She will be sorely missed.
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  • February 07, 2022 10:48 PM | Bryce Wolf
    I was one of those privileged to have taken classes with Susie. She knew so much and shared so much. The very best kind of teacher. Opinionated, but with a great sense of humor...and usually barefoot. I can't believe she's gone....
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  • February 08, 2022 11:29 AM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)
    I too am greatly saddened on news of the sudden death of Susie Johnson. She was such a delightful person, and so fun! I took a couple of classes with her. She was very determined that everyone should use incandescent high wattage light for lace, although her explanation as to why was a bit creative, and I chose not to enlighten her on the topic. She also felt that the needle pin was the only way to draw a thread though a hole, and was insistent about it. I will miss her. It is so sad I cannot take another class with her, but the memories of those classes I did take will stay with me.
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