Susan Cannell's Profile

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I have a background in weaving with an MFA in textiles. I am very interested in a sustainable lifestyle and in exotic luxury yarn. I guess it is a case of champagne taste and a beer budget. Figuring out that luxury yarns were in my budget in the form of thrift store sweaters that I could unravel was great. It meant that that unloved or outdated
sweater could became lovely luxury yarn.

My shop namesake is from the Odyssey. Penelope was Odysseus's wife. She was able to keep her suitors at bay, during Odysseus's long absence, by telling them she was unable to marry until she finished her weaving. She would spend her days weaving and every night take out her progress.

Weaving and unweaving is a process I use in my textiles and in unraveling sweaters to use their yarn.

In addition to this…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 18
  • Joined January 25, 2011

Favorite materials

silk, extra fine merino wool, cashmere, silk cashmere blends, alpaca

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About

I have a background in weaving with an MFA in textiles. I am very interested in a sustainable lifestyle and in exotic luxury yarn. I guess it is a case of champagne taste and a beer budget. Figuring out that luxury yarns were in my budget in the form of thrift store sweaters that I could unravel was great. It meant that that unloved or outdated
sweater could became lovely luxury yarn.

My shop namesake is from the Odyssey. Penelope was Odysseus's wife. She was able to keep her suitors at bay, during Odysseus's long absence, by telling them she was unable to marry until she finished her weaving. She would spend her days weaving and every night take out her progress.

Weaving and unweaving is a process I use in my textiles and in unraveling sweaters to use their yarn.

In addition to this shop I also have a printmaking etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/bleedingheartpress

I share a printmaking/weaving studio with my daughter. She is the "real" printmaker iin the family. Her etsy shop is at http://www.etsy.com/shop/skoonberg

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