Twig Things Textiles Make it Yourself Tools

Woolwich, Maine

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Susan Perrine

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Susan Perrine


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On Etsy since 2010

Weaving, Felting, Stitching, Cutting and Fixing Wood

I weave Twig Garden Structures that may be used to provide support for growing plants. Enveloped in green, leafy vines they morph into living shelters. Circular huts large enough for two, provide a quiet spot for a tete a tete, while others may become a lively playspace. Structures are sometimes built collaboratively, offering an opportunity for groups to experiment.
The idea of weaving with twigs began as a way to teach groups of children how to weave in a very big way. As part of an artist/farmers-in-residence team we visited schools and shared info about farm animals, conservation, food and fiber sources while providing demonstrations of shearing and wool fiber production. When asked to provide a hands-on activity for students, I developed the ‘Human Loom’. Long bamboo poles and cloth strips were used to weave a cloth 18 feet wide so 20 to 30 students could participate simultaneously. When asked to demonstrate at the Providence Waterfront Festival, I turned this structure on it’s side, putting the poles upright in the ground, and weaving in woody twigs, herbs and flowers. Beaded Twig Bracelets & buttons are fashioned from the remains.
I am alway devising the next object to create. Lamps combine twigs, stitched paper and create lovely warm glow and cast wonderful shadows. Handwoven textiles may be come soft cloth books, stitched greeting cards are a pleasure and clothing has long been a favorite to design & construct.

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  • Susan Perrine

    Owner, Designer

    Weaving twigs in garden sculptures. Plant seeds and green, leafy vines cover as it morphs into a living shelter. Weaving with traditional fibers and some not so. Sewing functional and fun textiles.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 22, 2012
Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoy browsing through my shop. Here you will find handwoven textiles, hand stitched cards, cut paper collage, twig structures and other items made with materials from local farms.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase, so please don't hesitate to contact me with your concerns. Claim for refund or exchange must be made within 3 days upon date of receipt of the purchased item. You may return it in exchange for other item or full refund (not including shipping charges). All refund and exchange items must be returned in their original, unused condition. Customers are responsible for all additional shipping and handling charges that occur from returns and exchanges. You will be refunded immediately once the item arrives safely. No exchange on custom orders.
PayPal, check or money order. If you do not have a paypal account, don't worry, you can use your credit card through paypal without an account. If paying by money order your item will be shipped as soon as money order is received. If paying by check I will ship after it clears.
USPS Priority or UPS within two days of purchase. If you wish your purchase delivered to a different address from your etsy address, please advise me. US customers can track the shipment at Items will be shipped in sturdy boxes or new boxes. Please let me know if you prefer a new box.
Registered Priority Mail International to ship to all locations. Your package should arrive in 5 to 14 business days with this method. A confirmation e-mail with postal tracking label/receipt number will be sent to you as soon as your item(s) are shipped Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders available. A 50% deposit is required in advance. Contact me with your requests. No exchange or refund on custom orders.

Wholesale I do wholesale some items. Please contact me with questions.
Updated December 29, 2010