Susan E. Horton


A Weaver Lives Here

I realized the other day that my house holds many subtle and not so subtle clues that a weaver lives here.

For Weavers Only: An Overshot Story

Overshot, with its fantastical names and wonderful patterning, is a great structure for 4-shaft weavers.

Sampling for Sett

I thought I was sampling for color, but to my surprise, it ended up being a sample for sett.

Handwoven May/June 2020: Dedicated to Draft Geeks

The theme of drafts for the May/June 2020 issue of Handwoven was my idea. Here’s why.

Fun and Free: Paper Bag Basketry

Looking for a simple weaving project you can do with kids? Paper bag baskets are easy to weave, fun, and useful.

My Current Weaving Obsession: Hexagons

Many of us are attracted to the next shiny object. That may be why I’m weaving little hexagons these days.

Call for Submissions - Handwoven March/April 2021!

Spring 2020 is hard, so I want to start thinking about Spring 2021 and our Mid-Century Modern Design issue. We want to see how you interpret the great designs of the 50s and 60s!!

Sweet-Orange-Huck—Choosing Drafts to Blend

Choosing three drafts to use in one blended draft took most of a day. It's not as straightforward as you would think.

Putting Time at Home to Good Use

Here’s to not playing on our phones and instead, using this time for weaving.

Looking for Variety? Blended Drafts Might be the Answer.

In these uncertain times, I’ve decided it’s best to keep weaving. I want to weave 13 towels for the summer, and to avoid boredom, I’m going to try a blended draft, but of 3 rather than 2 drafts.