Sue Christian Handweaver
Although I have been interested in textiles for many years, knitting and sewing for myself and others, I came to weaving late in life. Following early retirement I learned to spin and dye, and having joined a local spinning and weaving guild became interested in weaving.
In 2005 I was convenor for the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers summer school at Chester, and was able to take part in the Beginning Weaving course. During that intensive week I realised I had found the craft I really loved. After many months hard work, and more tuition I took the leap of turning my love of weaving into a business.
My inspiration is colour and pattern, and many of my pieces have intricate designs in the weave, which lend themselves perfectly to the fine threads I enjoy using. I make a range of scarves and wraps in various sizes and weights, in natural fibres – silk, wool, linen, cashmere.
I am also passionately fond of Scandinavian textile design, and produce a range of linen dish and hand towels in this traditional style.
I work at home, with both looms placed so that I can look out onto the Shropshire countryside as I weave, and am happy to take on commissions for individually designed pieces.