//2nd monday at Susans

2nd monday at Susans

Just what we needed, a good blast of color and the inspiration we always come away with when we visit Susan Johnson at her Avalanche Looms shop and weaving studio. It was a large and boisterous group; I know that I missed talking to quite a few people. I mostly walked around from one eye candy photo opportunity to another. The photo above is a scarf that Nan’s husband purchased for her, woven by Randall Darwall. It visits our fiber gatherings on occasion; when we are most in need of some color therapy. A wonderful weaver to aspire to; as his color sense is beyond compare. Another person, closer to home, whose color sense I admire is my friend Carole’s. Her fresh off the loom, doubleweave is photographed below.
I was so ready to weave, that the next day I got a project on and off the loom, a world record for me. Thanks Susan for your support and encouragement; I don’t know if you realize how many people whose lives you touch with your work. I am certainly much further on my weaving road than I would have been without you leading the way.
By |2016-10-25T16:52:30+00:00March 10th, 2010|Uncategorized|3 Comments


  1. Robin C March 11, 2010 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    I love the color blocks, very pretty. I've been lurking around looking at your projects and have a question. I have a Kromski Ridge Heddle loom and have taken 3 hours of private lessons. I feel like I'm missing a lot and frustrated. When you start a row do you leave the tail out or tuck into the row. When I do this the row is not straight anymore and as I make color changes it gets worse. any suggestions. I've been so irritated that I just stopped.

  2. kindred threads March 11, 2010 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Hi Robin. I am glad that you found me and are a fellow weaver. The best advice I can give is just experiment. I usually lay my first row in, with the beginning end hanging out, open the next shed and tuck that end in and throw the next row. A great book to learn and use for reference is Learning to Weave by Deborah Chandler. Have fun on your weaving journey and hang in there, it gets easier! Angie

  3. Patty April 1, 2010 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    Beautiful patterns! The color blocks are gorgeous!

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