"I find it especially gratifying to create a design and have my customer tell me that she is still wearing the sweater 10-15 years later."
As a child, Sue Peterson created a multitude of outfits for Barbie and her other dolls and attended Iowa State University to major in Textiles and Clothing with an emphasis on design. When she was introduced to sweater design at one of her first jobs out of college, Peterson was fascinated that string could become an actual piece of clothing, for Barbie or otherwise.
Sue Peterson's sweaters are all knit on a loom and sewn together by hand. All the trims are hand crocheted and great effort is given to hand selecting each button, trim color and even thread color for each particular sweater.
Peterson found that working for other knitwear designers before venturing out on her own 20 years ago provided invaluable experience.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Atelier Designers,, New York, New York, 2002-2010 Femmes, New York, New York, 1999-2002 Showroom Show, New York, New York, 1990-1999 One of a Kind Show, IL, Chicago, 2007-2009