Past Workshops

Fiber Art Workshop, February 22, 23, 24, 2019.
Participants brought their hand woven fabrics, scarves and table runners. Mary Sue gave them personal guidance for suitable patterns and garment ideas. The class was designed for all fiber artists, including felters, weavers, dyers, and surface designers. New and traditional sewing techniques were highlighted in the 3 day workshop by


Weaving Workshop, May 26-June 1, 2019

The Clearing Folk School ( in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin is offered the class “Weave It, Don’t Waste It: Creating Table Runners with Recycled Materials.” Scholarships were available for this class. The Clearing Folk School offers a variety of classes and workshops in all media.


Tagari workshop, 2010

The Tagari, a Greek saddlebag, is a colorful woven bag used by Greek shepherds to carry everything from a loaf of bread to kindling for the evening fire. This traditional bag lasts for years of daily use. The secret of its strength and durability lies in the method used to weave the woolen yarns. This was a do-it-yourself project, first offered in 2010, when 14 guild members participated and produced beautiful Tagari bags.

The $15 fee provided each participant with a folder explaining the construction, the history, and the use of the Tagari. Each folder contained a choice of four designs along with eight layouts of how to arrange the colors on your bag. Included in the folder were illustrations of how soumak could be added as an embellishment. Each participant needed  2 pounds of the 2-ply bulky yarn @ 600 yards per pound. The bags were woven as weft-face weaves, using Maysville cotton as warp, sett at 8 epi. The shoulder strap could easily be woven on an inkle loom.

Bobbin  Workshop
October 12-14, 2018

Hand-dying and Weaving Workshop
October 6-7

Drafting Workshop
March 10 & 11, 2018


Surprisingly Simple Summer & Winter Workshop
presented with Sarah Saulson

October 14 & 15, 2017


Waffle Weave Workshop

November 13, 2016



Weave to Sew Workshop

April 2016

Susan held a very informational workshop on sewing what you’ve woven. Different techniques to grab your colors, using windows, cover cords for trims and button loops, and many other tricks of the trade. And right down to basics, cutting out your pattern.

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Block Weave Workshop

April 2014
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