Who is Thread Bare Woman?

Susan McKenna Textile artist


Hi, thank you for being here. I am a woman in midlife navigating the hormonal rollercoaster that is perimenopause and juggling the demands of a family. I am exploring and processing my experiences, and those of other women who share their stories with me, and documenting everything in stitch.


I live by the coast in Folkestone,UK, with my husband, our three teenage kids and our dog, Beau.


The studio

My studio is in Folkestone's Creative Quarter, on the south coast, not far from the sea and vast skies. It's bright and sunny and cold and organised and messy and chaotic all at once. Just how a studio should be. This is where Ialso run my illustrated pop culture gift business Fat Hen And Flo