Weaver: Susan Perrine
Susan Perrine has a diverse fiber art background. She has woven fabrics on massive, electric powered, Jacquard looms, human powered, floor looms and created one that fit in a tiny matchbox. In the studio she weaves and sews textiles into wearable art. Recycled and found objects find their way into her work as easily as soft Maine. While at the Museum she will be working on a Rigid Heddle Loom that makes narrow fabric or ‘tape.’
Susan is also well-known for her Twig Garden Structures program. These community built sculptures, created by weaving supple twigs and saplings together to form a shelter, range in size from 10 feet in diameter to 30 feet long. Many were built with the help of students at schools and unwary fairgoers who she entices to provide a helping hand. Over 2 dozen twig structures have been built and installed at public sites across the northeast. Susan received Downeast and Yankee Magazine Editors’ Choice Awards for her woven twig structures.
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Susan is on Instagram and Facebook, if you’d like to follow her work.
Susan Perrine setting up a loom, photo by Ken Perrin/Artsworth
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