Copyright 2013  Susan Wilson
SUSAN WILSON
11480 West 66th Place
Arvada, Colorado  80004
(303) 420-7127
susan@susanwilsonhandweaving.com


Professional Background

B.S., Occupational Therapy, University of New Hampshire, 1970
M.S., Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, 1985
30 years of work experience as an occupational therapist, which included use of weaving as a therapeutic medium with patients.

Weaving Education

1969, Beginning Weaving, University of New Hampshire. Winifred Shaw, instructor.  One-semester college course in four-shaft weaving, including drafting, fabric analysis, weaving of major weave structures and weaver-controlled techniques, and independent designing of several major projects.

Extensive self-study, culminating in receipt of the HGA Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving, Master Level, in 1990, with a specialty in crackle weave.

Attendance at numerous weaving conferences and workshops over a 35-year period.


Honors and Awards

Master Level Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving, 1990, Handweavers Guild of America.  Part III Specialized Study:  Crackle Weave.

Winner in the 4-Shaft Challenge contest sponsored by Weaver's magazine in 1991.  Winning entry:  Polychrome crackle lap robe.

Skyloom Fibers Award, Fiber Celebration '94, a national show sponsored by the Northern Colorado Weavers Guild, Fort Collins, CO.  Juror:  Virginia West.  Award for a polychrome crackle table runner.


Publications

8-Shaft crackle samples #493-497 and on the cover of A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns, edited by Carol Strickler, Interweave Press, Loveland, CO, 1991, pp. 136-7.

Wilson, S.  Crackle lap robe in "4-Shaft Hall of Fame," Weaver's, Issue 14 - 3rd Quarter 1991, p. 36.

Wilson, S.  "Classic Crackle," Weaver's, Issue 22 - 3rd Quarter 1993, pp. 44-47.

Wilson, S.  "Polychrome Crackle," Handwoven, September/October 1994, pp. 44-46.

Wilson, S.  "Designing with 8-Shaft Crackle," Weaver's, Issue 27, 1995, pp. 32-35.

Wilson, S.  "Crackle Weave," Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, Winter 2001/02, pp. 52-56.

Wilson, S.  "Color-and-Weave Effects on Crackle," Complex Weavers Journal, October 2008, p. 40.

Wilson, S.  Weave Classic Crackle & More, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2011.

Wilson, S. "Multi-shaft Class Crackle with an Unbalanced Tie-up," Complex Weavers Journal, June 2012, pp. 19-20.


Workshops Presented

Classic Crackle and More
Northern Colorado Weavers Guild, October 1993 and January 2001, Loveland, CO.
Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild, April 1995, Denver, CO.
San Juan Weavers Guild, July 1995, Delta, CO.
Las Vegas Fiber Arts Guild, February 1996, Las Vegas, NV.
Pikes Peak Weavers Guild, January 1999, Colorado Springs, CO.
Handweavers Guild of Boulder, January 2001, Boulder, CO.
Handweavers League of Oklahoma, April 2001, Oklahoma City, OK.
Tulsa Handweavers, April 2002, Tulsa, OK.
Convergence 2004 Denver, June 2004, Denver, CO.
Weavers of Orlando, October 2004, Orlando, FL.
Whidbey Weavers, November 2004, Whidbey Island, WA.
Handweavers Guild of Pueblo, May 2005, Pueblo, CO.
Weavers Guild of Rochester, November 2005, Rochester, NY.
Sacramento Weavers & Spinners Guild, March 2006, Sacramento, CA.
Shuttles Spindles & Skeins, February 2007, Boulder, CO.
Prairie Weavers Guild of Springfield, March 2007, Springfield, IL.
Wichita Handweavers Spinners & Dyers, May 2007, Wichita, KS.
Midwest Weavers Conference (1-day workshop), June 2007, Blair, NE.
New England Weavers Seminar, July 2007, Amherst, MA.
Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati, April 2009, Cincinnati, OH.
Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association, August 2009, Gettysburg, PA.
Handweavers Guild of Nashville, November 2009, Nashville, TN.
Las Tejedoras Fiber Arts Guild of Santa Fe, March 2010, Española, NM.
Conference of Northern California Handweavers (1-day workshop), April 2010, Santa Clara, CA.
Arizona Federation of Weavers & Spinners Guilds conference, April 2010, Phoenix, AZ.
Central Coast Weavers Guild, May 2010, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Estes Park Wool Market, June 2010, Estes Park, CO.
Telaraña Weavers & Spinners Guild,  March 2011, Mesa, AZ.
Oklahoma City Weavers Guild, April 2011, Oklahoma City, OK.
Handweavers Guild of the New River Valley, April 2011, Blacksburg, VA.
Michigan League of Handweavers conference, August 2011, Holland, MI.
Woodstock Weavers Guild, March 2012, Woodstock, IL.
Weavers of Orlando, January 2013, Orlando, FL.
Manasota Weavers Guild, January 2013, Sarasota, FL.
Black Sheep Fiber Arts Guild - Weftovers Study Group, March 2013, Hartland, MI.
Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo, March 2013, Kalamazoo, MI.
Rocky Mountain Weavers' Guild, April 2013, Denver, CO.
Grace Carter Weaving Studio/Columnbia Fibre Guild, scheduled May 2013, Odell, OR.
Palouse Hills Weavers Guild, scheduled May 2013, Moscow, ID.
New England Weavers Seminar, scheduled July 2013, Northampton, MA.

Surprise! Color-and-Weave Effects
Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins, May 2006, Boulder, CO.
San Juan Weavers Guild, February 2008, Montrose, CO.
Handweavers Guild of Pueblo, March 2008, Pueblo, CO.
Arizona Federation of Weavers & Spinners Guilds conference, April 2008, Tucson, AZ.
Las Arañas Spinners and Weavers Guild, May 2008, Albuquerque, NM.
Rocky Mountain Weavers' Guild, September 2010, Denver, CO.
Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, August 2011, Hartford, CT.
Central Oregon Weavers and Spinners Guild, October 2012, Bend, OR.
Intermountain Weavers Conference, scheduled July 2013, Durango, CO.
Northern Colorado Weavers Guild, scheduled October 2013, Loveland, CO.
Washington Heights Arts Center, scheduled November 2013, Lakewood, CO.

Lacey Weaves
Northern Colorado Weavers Guild, March 1998, Loveland, CO.
Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild, February 2002 and February 2004, Denver, CO.
Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins, November 2002, Boulder, CO.
Buffalo Creek Weavers, 2004, Buffalo Creek, CO.
San Juan Weavers Guild, May 2009, Montrose, CO.
Washington Heights Arts Center, March 2010, Lakewood, CO.
Arizona Desert Weavers and Spinners Guild, March 2011, Phoenix, AZ.
Olympia Weavers Guild, February 2012, Olympia, WA.

Towels!
Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins, August 2002, August 2006, and March 2009, Boulder, CO.
Whatcom Weavers Guild, November 2004, Bellingham, WA.
Tulsa Handweavers, September 2007, Tulsa, OK.
Washington Heights Arts Center, November 2010, Lakewood, CO.

Treadling Variations: New Fabrics from Traditional Structures
Fiber Fest, the annual fall retreat of the Hilltop Guild, October 1998, Allenspark, CO.
Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild, September 1999 and January 2000, Denver, CO.
San Juan Weavers Guild, September 2001, Montrose, CO.
Portland Handweavers Guild, February 2002, Portland OR.
Buffalo Creek Weavers, April 2003, Buffalo Creek, CO.        
Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds conference, June 2003, Pendleton, OR.
Tacoma Weavers Guild, February 2004, Tacoma, WA.
Intermountain Weavers Conference, July 2005, Durango, CO.
Washington Heights Arts Center, December 2009, Lakewood, CO.
Michigan League of Handweavers conference, August 2010, Holland, MI.
New Hampshire Weavers Guild, October 2010, Concord, NH.
Shuttles Spindles & Skeins, May 2011, Boulder, CO.
Seattle Weavers Guild, February 2012, Seattle, WA.
 
The Interlacement Motif
Shuttles Spindles & Skeins, February 2010, Boulder, CO.
Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds conference, July 2011, Salem, OR.
Arizona Federation of Weavers Guilds conference, April 2012, Phoenix, AZ.
Whidbey Weavers Guild, October 2012, Whidbey Island, WA.
Midwest Weavers Conference, scheduled June 2013, Emporia, KS.

Move Beyond Four
Washington Heights Arts Center, June 2012, Lakewood, CO.
        
Drafting:  Starting at Square One
Northern Colorado Weavers Guild, October 1994, Loveland, CO.
Dry Creek Fibers, September 1995 and March 1996, Delta, CO.
New England Weavers Seminar, scheduled July 2013, Northampton, MA.
Washington Heights Arts Center, scheduled November 2013, Lakewood, CO.

Finishing Techniques for Handweavers
Dry Creek Fibers, March 1996, Delta, CO.


Programs and Seminars Presented

Classic Crackle and More
Palouse Hills Weavers Guild meeting, March 1991, Moscow, ID.
Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds, spring business meeting, June 1992, Spokane, WA.
Laramie Fiber Guild meeting, January 1993, Laramie, WY.
San Juan Weavers Guild meeting, May 1993, Montrose, CO.
Northern Colorado Weavers Guild meeting, October 1993 and January 2001, Loveland, CO.
Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild meeting, April 1995, Denver, CO.
Pikes Peak Weavers Guild meeting, January 1999, Colorado Springs, CO.
Convergence 2000 Cincinnati, June 2000, Cincinnati, OH.
Handweavers Guild of Boulder meeting, November 2000, Boulder, CO.
Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds conference, June 2001, Eugene, OR.
Convergence 2002 Vancouver, August 2002, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds conference, June 2003, Pendleton, OR.
Tacoma Weavers Guild meeting, February 2004, Tacoma, WA.
Weavers of Orlando meeting, October 2004, Orlando, FL.
Handweavers Guild of Nashville, November 2009, Nashville, TN.
Woodstock Weavers Guild, March 2012, Woodstock, IL.
Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo, March 2013, Kalamazoo, MI.
Weavers of Orlando, January 2013, Orlando, FL.
Black Sheep Fiber Arts Guild, March 2013, Hartland, MI.
Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo, March 2013, Kalamazoo, MI.
Rocky Mountain Weavers' Guild, April 2013, Denver, CO.
Midwest Weavers Conference, scheduled June 2013, Emporia, KS.

One Warp -  Fabrics: Treadling Variations
Northern Colorado Weavers Guild meeting, March 1998, Loveland, CO.
Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild meeting, September 1999, Denver, CO.
Handweavers Guild of Boulder meeting, November 2000, Boulder, CO.
Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds conference, June 2001, Eugene, OR.
San Juan Weavers Guild meeting, September 2001, Montrose, CO.
Portland Handweavers Guild meeting, February 2002, Portland, OR.
Handweavers Guild of Pueblo meeting, February 2002, Pueblo, CO.
Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds conference, June 2003, Pendleton, OR.
Convergence 2004 Denver, July 2004, Denver, CO.
Whidbey Weavers meeting, November 2004, Whidbey Island, WA.
Hand Weavers, Spinners and Dyers of Alberta conference, May 2005, Red Deer, AB, Canada.
Sacramento Weavers & Spinners Guild, March 2006, Sacramento, CA.
Midwest Weavers Conference, June 2007, Blair, NE.
Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati, April 2009, Cincinnati, OH.
Central Coast Weavers Guild, May 2010, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Pikes Peak Weavers Guild, January 2011, Colorado Springs, CO.
Olympia Weavers Guild, February 2012, Olympia, WA.

Polychrome Crackle
Convergence 2002 Vancouver, August 2002, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Hand Weavers, Spinners and Dyers of Alberta conference, June 2003, Olds, AB, Canada.
Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds conference, June 2003, Pendleton, OR.
Convergence 2004 Denver, July 2004, Denver, CO.
Midwest Weavers Conference, June 2007, Blair, NE.
New England Weavers Seminar, July 2007, Amherst, MA.
Complex Weavers Seminars, July 2008, St. Petersburg, FL.
Conference of Northern California Handweavers, April 2010, Santa Clara, CA.
Arizona Desert Weavers and Spinners Guild, March 2011, Phoenix, AZ.
Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds conference, May 2011, Salem, OR.
Michigan League of Handweavers conference, August 2011, Holland, MI.
Complex Weavers Seminars, September 2012, Washington, DC.
Midwest Weavers Conference, scheduled June 2013, Emporia, KS.

Designing Multi-Shaft Crackle
Hand Weavers, Spinners and Dyers of Alberta conference, June 2003, Olds, AB, Canada.
Hand Weavers, Spinners and Dyers of Alberta conference, May 2005, Red Deer, AB, Canada.
New England Weavers Seminar, July 2007, Amherst, MA.
Conference of Northern California Handweavers, April 2010, Santa Clara, CA.
Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds conference, May 2011, Salem, OR.
Pikes Peak Weavers Guild, January 2011, Colorado Springs, CO.
Complex Weavers Seminars, September 2012, Washington, DC.
Midwest Weavers Conference, scheduled June 2013, Emporia, KS.

Weave It Polychrome
!
Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild meeting, February 2004, Denver, CO.
Weavers Guild of Rochester meeting, November 2005, Rochester, NY.
Handweavers Guild of Boulder meeting, January 2007, Boulder, CO.
Prairie Weavers Guild of Springfield, March 2007, Springfield, IL.
Las Tejedoras Fiber Arts Guild,  March 2010, Santa Fe, NM.
Arizona Desert Weavers and Spinners Guild, March 2011, Phoenix, AZ.
Handweavers Guild of Pueblo, January 2012, Pueblo, CO.
Seattle Weavers Guild, February 2012, Seattle, WA.
Whidbey Weavers Guild,  October 2012, Whidbey Island, WA.

Surprising Color-and-Weave
Colorado Weavers Day, May 2004, Colorado Springs, CO.
Handweavers Guild of Pueblo meeting, March 2008, Pueblo, CO.
Las Arañas Spinners and Weavers Guild, May 2008, Albuquerque, NM.
Conference of Northern California Handweavers, 2010, Santa Clara, CA.
Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds conference, May 2011, Salem, OR.

The Interlacement Motif
Complex Weavers Seminars, July 2010, Albuquerque, NM.
Rocky Mountain Weavers' Guild, September 2010, Denver, CO.
Telaraña Weavers & Spinners Guild, March 2011, Mesa, AZ.
Michigan League of Handweavers conference, August 2011, Holland, MI.
Seattle Weavers Guild, February 2012, Seattle, WA.

Design of Handwoven Textiles
Design Discussion Series lecture, Department of Home Economics, University of Wyoming, March 1994, Laramie, WY.

The HGA Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving
Laramie Fiber Guild meeting, May 1994, Laramie, WY.
San Juan Weavers Guild meeting, May 1994 and May 2009, Montrose, CO.

Taking Care of You: The Physical Aspects of Weaving and Spinning
San Juan Weavers Guild meeting, February 1995, Montrose, CO.


Exhibitions and Jurying

Juror for Adornment, a juried show sponsored by the Telluride Artisans Guild and the Ah Haa School for the Arts, September, 1995, Telluride, CO.

Juror for Fiberworks 2001, Handweavers League of Oklahoma annual show, April 2001, Oklahoma City, OK.

Judge, with Doramay Keasbey, for Tomorrow's Heirlooms, at Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds Conference, June 2001, Eugene, OR.
 
Juror for Portland (OR) Handweavers Guild, 2002 Grant Program, June 2002.

Judge for fiber entries, Golden Fine Arts Festival, Golden, CO, August, 2002.

Evaluator for HGA Learning Exchange, a self-study distance-learning program on crackle weave, Summer 2002.

Juror for Spirit of the West: An Interfaith Exhibition of Fiber Art, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild in conjunction with Convergence 2004 Denver, July 2004, Golden, CO.

Examiner for HGA Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving, October 2004, Concord, NH.

Judge, Fiber Arts, Colorado State Fair, August 2005 - 2010, 2012, Pueblo, CO.

Juror for Gilpin County Arts Association show, June 2006, Central City, CO.

Juror, New England Weavers Seminar Gallery Show, July 2007, Amherst, MA.


Guild Activities

Current memberships:
Handweavers Guild of America, member 1978-1982 and 1988 to present.  HGA Rep for Colorado, 1998 to 2001.  Evaluator for Learning Exchange Summer 2002.  Convergence 2004 Education Committee member.  Examiner for Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving October 2004. Mentor for Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving 2010-2011.

Complex Weavers, member 1993-present. Study Group Coordinator 2011-2013.

Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild, Denver, CO, member 1997 to present.  Annual sale chairperson, 2000.  Nominating Committee chair 2002-03.  Vice President-Elect Workshops 2005-06.  Vice President Workshops 2006-07.

Handweavers Guild of Boulder, Boulder, CO, member 1997 to present.

San Juan Weavers Guild, Montrose, CO, member 1983 to present.  Secretary 1985; President 1986; Newsletter Editor 1987; study group coordinator 1995.

Past memberships:
Northern Colorado Weavers Guild, Loveland, CO, member 1979-1983 and 1992-1999.
Flagstaff Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Flagstaff, AZ, member 1988-1990.  Secretary 1989.
Verde Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild, Sedona, AZ, member 1988-1990.
Palouse Hills Weavers Guild, Moscow, ID, member 1990-1993.  Vice-President 1991-92.
Laramie Fiber Guild, Laramie, WY, member 1992-1994.  Secretary 1993.
Sacramento Weavers & Spinners Guild, Sacramento, CA, member 1997-1998.