Susan Hinde – A tribute

Sue, was the main inspiration behind Golden Hinde, she was the one who got Sarah interested in Goldwork and supported Sarah when she set up the business, she would help at shows, helped Sarah to design kits and stitched many of the samples that we use.

Sadly Sue passed away on the 25th May 2022 and we would like to use this page to share all the work that she did and customers fond memories of Sue. You can leave your comments at the bottom of the page (you will need to be logged into your account)

She will be very much missed by all at Golden Hinde and many customers.

Sue created so many beautiful pieces of work and she was an inspiration to everyone who met her. below are just some of the beautiful piece of work that she created, her talent was amazing and she was a beautiful soul inside and out. She always had a smile for everyone and was more than happy to give advice to those wanting to try Goldwork, she could often be found at shows that we attended demonstrating different techniques and encouraging the younger ones to give Goldwork a go (whilst sneaking them bit of products when Sarah wasn’t looking)

I personally will really miss her smile, words of encouragement and that mischievous glint that she had in her eye.

Comments (5)

  • Kate Golden Hinde

    Dear Sarah

    I am so sorry to hear that your dear Mum, Susan passed away. She was such a lovely lady and always willing to give advice when I saw her at Alexandra Palace.

    I send my sincere condolences to you and your family.

    Wendy B (sent by email)

    June 6, 2022 at 9:38 am
  • Kate Golden Hinde

    So sorry to hear the sad news,we used to enjoy seeing you and your Mum at Harrogate and have a chat.My friends and I live in a little village called Allendale in Northumberland and we went to Harrogate for many years.We also saw you at Ally Pally whilst wisiting London.
    Take care
    Eileen C (sent by e-mail)

    June 6, 2022 at 9:39 am
  • Kate Golden Hinde

    Hello Sarah

    I was so very, very sorry to hear the sad news about your Mum. I imagine you must be devastated as you and your Mum were such good friends much more than mother and daughter. I probably only met Sue on six or seven occasions but always felt I had known her for ever. She literally welcomed me with open arms and we always had a few jokes to tell each other mostly naughty ones! I took part on a few of her courses at Cheshire Borders Embroiderers’ Guild and it was such great fun. I remember arriving at one of those days and as I walked in she said ‘here comes trouble’. It was all fun from then onwards. I also remember when she was at the Knitting and Stitching shows in Harrogate. She was demonstrating Goldwork techniques to anyone who would listen so there was always a crowd gathered and it was impossible to get a word in edgeways although we both managed to get the odd naughty joke in. Sue made the trip to Harrogate so much nicer as she was always there. She could always find a joke about the most mundane things. I remember when she told me where she lived in Abergele. She said it was a ‘disabled flat’ and I said couldn’t you get a proper one. I thought I had said the wrong thing but she thought it was funny.

    I just wish I had been able to get to know Sue even better but I am glad to have such happy memories of her.

    With much sympathy

    from Gill M (sent via e-mail)

    June 6, 2022 at 9:40 am
  • Sue Constable

    Sarah. I have only just caught up with the sad news about Sue. She was her usual outrageous self at the last Foxhill retreat and I hope she got the last surprise cruise with the family. Although I only met her a few times on courses I will miss her lively presence and her, not always appropriate, suggestions. The residential courses will not be the same without her attending, although they are bound to be just as enjoyable.

    June 16, 2022 at 3:36 pm
  • 2008cjw

    Dear Sarah. I’m sorry to hear that your Mum has died. She was a lovely lady; always willing to share her knowledge and offer support. Best wishes Jane Williams

    June 19, 2022 at 12:50 pm

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