Susan E. Horton


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.

The Well-Dressed Pup Collar

Using the commercial collar as her example, Elisabeth Hill found the necessary hardware online and then designed an inkle loom for her proud pup Fiona.

Adventures in Direct Warping a Rigid-Heddle Loom

Susan prefers to direct warp when weaving on the rigid-heddle loom, and will go to great lengths to avoid during otherwise. Here she recounts a few times when direct warping was anything but.