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Susan Weaver

Susan Weaver has been weaving and teaching hand weaving workshops for almost 30 years. She began her studies at The Mannings Handweaving School, in East Berlin, PA. Susan worked for a number of years as a Textile Educator and Demonstrator at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, a PA German Living History Museum in Lancaster, PA.

She is a member of the Central PA Weavers Guild and the PA Guild of Craftsmen, as well as being a Heritage Crafter in Lancaster. Her hand weavings are sold regionally. She is has recently published book about handwoven tape, Handwoven Tape ~ Understanding and Weaving Early American and Contemporary Tape which is available for sale at Red Stone Glen.

Susan is also the author of the recently released book on Handwoven Tape. Narrow bands of woven tape were important to Americans in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, before the days of elastic and zippers. This book documents the fascinating American history of handwoven tape and offers patterns and instructions to enable today’s weavers to make it. Many Early American households had a tape loom for making the tape needed by the family, and this book offers a discussion of the people who wove tape, the patterns woven, and the types of looms used, along with over 280 color images. The book also gives step-by-step instructions for setting up a tape loom with warp threads, and explains how to weave your own tape. You can weave tape for similar practical uses as our forebears, or to create one-of-a-kind gifts and decorations like key chains, holiday garlands, or lanyards.