Monday, August 27, 2018

Taking Wing #1 @ LandART Lab

The first of several flying creatures joyfully hand woven/crafted from willow for LandART Lab 2018 that opened this past Saturday at the King Farm in Woodstock, Vermont.

more to come...

Thursday, August 16, 2018

LandART Lab 2018

Opening Saturday August 25th at the King Farm in Woodstock, Vermont.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

better late than never...

or so the saying goes.

When I returned from England in April 2012, I was anxious to get a workshop set up and start willow weaving regularly. Well, 6 years, 1 month and 21 days later and I am finally getting there. I am in the process of moving house again. (This makes, lets see, 9 housing changes in that same 6 years which is about 8 too many). Another time maybe I will talk about the sorry state of the housing situation in Vermont. But for now, I just wanted to share this one good thing with you.

I am moving to a peaceful place in the country where there is space available for me to finally set up a workshop area.

To that end, and because I am working on a sculptural piece for Sculpturefest 2018 in Woodstock, I just bought a beautiful galvanized tank to soak my willow in.

And here it is on its maiden voyage with 2 bundles of willow... along with the view... So far, so good, she's holding water!

signing off for now--
one extraordinarily happy willow weaving woman high up in the hills of Tunbridge, Vermont.

this may not seem too exciting to you, but trust me, it is exciting to me--and a long time comin'.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Willow Sculpture @ Helen Day Art Center

My willow sculpture "For the Birds" is in the member show at HDAC in Stowe, VT. Opening reception and show details below... please email, call or text me if you think you might attend the opening reception 'cause i'm not sure if i'll be able to attend or not! Love 'til next time-susie

Opening reception

Friday, December 1st 5-7 pm

Please join us in celebrating the season with an eclectic group exhibition featuring the artwork of our members amongst community-sponsored, artisan-decorated evergreen trees and a beautiful Hannukkah display of menorahs, games, and dreidels. It is the perfect opportunity to find a unique and meaningful gift!

Enjoy a feast of hors d'oeuvres generously provided by local restaurants, music to ring in the holiday cheer, and the festive community atmosphere that makes the Art Center what it is - a place to gather and celebrate creativity.

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The show runs from December 1 - December 30, 2017 
Members' Art Show curated by Chiyomi McKibbin and Amanda Marquis
Festival of Trees & Light organized by Lisbeth Bruce, Kim Dreslin, and Molly Triffin

Monday, October 9, 2017

Willow Weaving with One Planet Afterschool Kids

I am having the greatest time leading a "Wonderful Willow Craft" program for kids aged K-6. Our current project consists of a willow "loom" onto which we are weaving more willow, grapevine, day lily leaves and whatever other natural weaving materials we can find along with stips of 100% cotton and wool yarn, also natural materials just in their processed state of being...

Our previous project were miniature (fairy) doors created with willow sticks and decorated with a bit of raffia! Lots of fun!

some of us might have gotten a little carried away with the hot glue gun... 8-)

Next up we'll be working on our own willow stick creations! Check back and see what we make!

As always, i'm having fabulous fun weaving willow in the mountains of Vermont. I hope your days are filled with something you love to do too!

Until next time-

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sculptural Willow Weaving Demos this Weekend!

I am very excited to be demoing my sculptural willow weaving techniques this coming weekend September 30th and October 1st... Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 30th
Sculptural Visions @
St Gaudens National Historic Site
Admission is free!!

139 Saint Gaudens Road
Cornish, NH 03745


Sunday, October 1st
Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival @ 
Tunbridge Fairgrounds
Admission: $6/ $5 Seniors

1 Fairground Lane
Tunbridge, VT 05077

Saturday, September 23, 2017

LandART Lab 2017

At the King Farm in Woodstock, Vermont
128 King Farm Road
 September 2 - November 30, 2017

"For the Birds"
(with Tom Hare)

and during the creation process October 2016... Leicestershire, England

until next time-be well