Susan E. Horton


Creating Doesn’t Need to Be Complicated.

There is always time to learn and create, even if it’s only minutes a day.

The Low-Stress Guide to Weaving Gifts

Want to avoid giving someone two skeins of yarn and telling the recipient it will be a scarf . . . one day? Here are our tips for gift planning.

The Glamp Shawl: Is It a Blanket Scarf?

I’ve been traveling a lot this fall, and the fashion trend I’ve noticed in airports and around town on brisk days is the blanket scarf. Recently, I even stalked a woman wearing one at Denver International Airport.

Fearless Weaving

I’ve seen fear of failure paralyze would-be weavers. I recently chimed in on a Facebook post by someone seeking advice on getting started on a rigid-heddle loom. While everyone else suggested baby steps, my advice was to grab yarn and jump in feet first.

Tranquil Waters Spa Mitts

Learn the inspiration for these clever rigid-heddle woven exfoliating mitts—and get the details on where to find the pattern!

Blanket-Stitch Basics

Learn everything you need to know about the blanket stitch: What it's used for and how to do this fun and versatile stitch.

Ingenious Pin Looms

I have decided to add pin looms to my list of unanswerable questions: Why didn’t I discover them sooner? They are a simple and ingenious way to teach weaving concepts.

The First Draft—Learning from a Rigid-Heddle Loom Experiment

Susan recounts her experiences weaving with embroidery floss on a rigid-heddle loom.

Hack Your Rigid-Heddle Weaving Studio

You may want to add these seven easy to find items to your weaving equipment stash.

Bespoke Inkle Bands

I enjoyed having a plan in mind for my inkle bands as I wove them, and I find that’s often the case in weaving; an end purpose makes it more fun and interesting.


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