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Susan Harvey

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About me

Weaving Since
weaving since 1996
Kinds of weaving
I enjoy 'structure', multi shaft, and fine threads; shawls, scarves and household linens
Pets? Kids?
2 grown kids, both married; and we have an Airedale named Calli who loves being in the studio with me.
Favorite Color
Blues and purples... and I'm partial to a nice deep ruby red
Favorite Fiber
natural fibres first and tencel as a man made fibre
British Columbia
Website or blog
About me

I live on southern Vancouver Island and have a studio in my home. I have four looms: a Louet Jane table loom and stand, a Louet Spring 36" 12 shaft countermarche and a Woolhouse 45" 12 shaft countermarche (with 20+ tie up assist) I also have a new to me a 16 shaft Louet Megado with compu-dobby. Just getting under way with learning how to use this loom!

I believe I have my  chosen looms after years of experimenting with other 'pretty distractions' !

I enjoy weaving  a series of scarves, shawls and runners. I also weave off kitchen towels as great full sized 'samples' and great sale items. I like to tell people that I make pretty rectangles!  My warps run from 6 to 12 yards on average.  I keep a weaving journal or blog of my ongoing projects.  Please come and visit!

I have been weaving since early 1996 and jumped right in ! I also spin (Majacraft Rose wheel) dabble with beading ( as embellishments on my weaving) occassionally bobbin lace ( plan to use on my linen projects as embellishments) and  also dye my own painted silkwarps and wefts  and experiment with other fibres and colour. I would have to say that I lean more towards 'structure' and learning to  be braver with colours. I try to weave, plan a project or pull a warp every day....and no naked looms!  Always have a warp ready to go on when a project comes off.



Three of my looms: (left) Woolhouse tools Gertrude CM 45" weaveable, 12 shaft /16 treadles, second warp beam, sectional, and 20+ tie up assist.

Louet Jane Table loom and stand ( middle); 8 shaft, 16 inch wide

Louet Spring CM 36" weaveable, 12 shaft / 14 treadle, floating breast beam



I teach

I teach private students one on one in my home studio and also assisting with questions via email with weavers around the world and close to home.
If you live on or near me, contact me if you are interested in visiting the studio.


Member for
7 years 42 weeks
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