Kentucky Crafted Artist Page

Susan Grant

Fiber

Fleece & Flax
4705 Haley Lane
Louisville, KY 40241
502-228-9022susankgrant@bellsouth.net

My first weaving experience was making pot holders on a simple loom at the young age of five and I’m still weaving fifty-plus years later.  I taught public school art for over thirty years and textiles was always my area of expertise.  I continue to be intrigued with color combinations. Seeing how different weave structures totally change by using a different treddling or warp color is fascinating.

After weaving with many different fibers I have settled on 100% baby alpaca for my scarves.  I use an eight harness loom, which weaves a very drapeable, soft and fine fabric.  The seventy-two inch lengths allow for a variety of tying techniques.  My Fleece & Flax partner, Cecy Thompson coordinates hats of the same fiber and color scheme.  We enjoy producing sets but each are also sold separately.

My weaving education is life long.  I will continue the journey of discovering warp and weft combinations, they are endless.