This class will explore various pick-up techniques for the rigid heddle loom. We will use pick-up to create different weave structures and textures, use two pick-up sticks at the same time and incorporate supplemental warps in your weaving.
Following the approximately hour-long demonstration, Susan will be available to consult with students on their own projects. Participants are welcome to bring in their own warped looms and weave in community while receiving guidance and feedback from Susan, or take the remaining time to project plan with Susan’s help.
About your instructor: Since a young girl Susan has always been involved in fiber arts. Susan learned how to weave in Sweden during her year as a Rotary exchange student and her lifelong learning in weaving, spinning and dyeing never abated. Susan studied weaving in Denmark and was active in the Handweavers’ Guild of Connecticut for over 20 years. She is a member of the Vermont Weavers’ Guild, American Tapestry Alliance, Green Mountain Knitting Guild and Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild.
In 2012 when Vermont became her permanent home, Susan founded Mad River Fiber Mill in Waitsfield, where she continued to teach weaving, spinning and dyeing. Now retired from mill work, Susan is looking forward to sharing her expertise, enthusiasm and passion for the fiber arts.