Susan Alvey

 

I have always loved fiber arts.  Starting as a kid, I knitted small blankets, sewed doll clothes, and wove potholders – hundreds of them. Later I sewed my kids’ clothes, and my own, as well as tableware and draperies. But it was not until later in adulthood that I discovered my joy of weaving.

 

As the story goes, it started with a New Year’s Eve party, where the hostess invited us each to declare something new that we would engage in for at least the next five years. I took it to heart and searched for a way to build on my past fiber experience. I found a wonderful weaving teacher in Waltham MA, who introduced me to drafting, weave structures, all the weaving equipment, and more. That was nearly fifteen years ago. Through her I also discovered a weaving community and these people have become great friends and inspiration. Once past the mechanics of weaving, I could immerse myself into the artistry of weaving: color, pattern, texture, and fibers.

 

And that is where I still find myself – exploring through the endless possibilities of weaving threads over and under each other. Every new technique I learn comes with a wish list of dozens of possible projects.  And that is the joy of it. I will never exhaust all the possibilities. 

wool purple rug 3

wool purple rug 3

green wool rug 2

green wool rug 2

A sample for a new wool rug

A sample for a new wool rug

A new wool rug

A new wool rug

One Remaining: All wool rugs

One Remaining: All wool rugs

S&W table runner

S&W table runner

Hand-dyed silk scarf

Hand-dyed silk scarf

hand-dyed silk scarf aqua

hand-dyed silk scarf aqua

Wool and wool-silk scarf

Wool and wool-silk scarf

silk and wool ruffle scarf

silk and wool ruffle scarf

Soft all wool blanket

Soft all wool blanket

Extra large and colorful dishtowels

Extra large and colorful dishtowels

wool silk scarves

wool silk scarves

Wool silk scarf

Wool silk scarf

Double weave placemats

Double weave placemats

Wool-silk scarf

Wool-silk scarf

Colorful dishtowels

Colorful dishtowels

Hand-dyed silk shawl

Hand-dyed silk shawl

Fringed wool scarf

Fringed wool scarf

SOLD Bamboo double weave shawl

SOLD Bamboo double weave shawl

Wool-silk scarf

Wool-silk scarf

Cotton scarf

Cotton scarf

Hand-dyed mop cotton rug on the loom

Hand-dyed mop cotton rug on the loom

Hand-dyed mop cotton rug

Hand-dyed mop cotton rug

Double weave placemats

Double weave placemats

SOLD Customized bamboo scarf

SOLD Customized bamboo scarf

Cotton twill blanket

Cotton twill blanket

Wool, silk, and mohair scarf

Wool, silk, and mohair scarf

Alpaca blanket

Alpaca blanket

Mousam Falls wool blanket

Mousam Falls wool blanket

One sold: Cotton dishtowels

One sold: Cotton dishtowels

Wool silk scarf

Wool silk scarf

NFS Christmas stocking

NFS Christmas stocking

Twill blanket and pillow

Twill blanket and pillow

Red wool silk scarf

Red wool silk scarf

Wool silk and mohair scarf

Wool silk and mohair scarf

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450 Harrison Avenue, Studio 304   Boston MA 02118
www.southendwoven.com
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