Featured Weaver: Su Butler

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Su Butler

Su for bioWe’re thrilled to have Su Butler as our featured teacher  and judge for this conference.

Weaving and color have been my passions for nearly 40 years.   I love playing with yarns and dyes and then blending them in weave structures, creating my own unique designs.  Everything from plain weave to jacquard intrigues me.  Since earning my BFA in weaving and watercolor painting from the University of Northern Colorado I’ve taught private students and for guilds, regional and national and international conferences.

“I have always loved to work with my hands, beginning weaving at age three.  To me weaving is a tactile dialogue – a puzzle to solve.  Given limited elements and equipment I am left to answer creative questions, each answer pushing me to grow as a craftsperson and artist.”

Author of The Answer Lady column and numerous articles in HANDWOVEN and WEAVERS magazines, The Complex Weavers Journal and my first book, Understanding Rayon Chenille, released in 2002. Leader of Complex Weaver’s Tied Weaves Study Group.