Designing Weavers: Suzanne Halvorson

Peace Tent design, woven and photographed by Suzanne Halvorson. SN: I first met Suzanne while working on my MFA in studio art at Indiana University. In addition to weaving, we have many other things in common, knowing a lot of the same people and sharing a love for ecclesiastical art. SH: I am Suzanne Halvorson. I live in Bloomington, IN. I have a BSFA with a major in Art History and Minor in Theology from Valparaiso University. My beloved first weaving teacher and mentor (to this day) is Nancy (Searles) Marsh. I have been a studio weaver since the late 70’s. I have taught weaving workshops around the country since the early 80’s including teaching twice at Penland School of Craft, N

Designing Weavers: Lynn Smetko

Winds of Change Scarf and photo by Lynn Smetko. Detail of Winds of Change Scarf SN: I first met Lynn when I was living in Texas. I don’t remember the exact year or event that brought us together. I have long admired her work and her overall sense of style. When I began thinking of weavers to include in this series, Lynn was one of the first people I thought of. LS: Thank you, Sara. I believe we were both at a Contemporary Handweavers of Texas conference. I describe myself as a textile artist, designer and weaver. I am the President, past 1st Vice President, and Secretary of Complex Weavers (CW), and past Editor of the Complex Weavers Journal. My love of technology, photography and fi

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