Sue McFarland

Wool & Weftdetail of Sue McFarland's weaving

The Mill
49 Conway Street
Shelburne Falls, MA 01338
(413) 522-4944

Sue McFarland has been weaving since 1982 and maintains a studio in Conway, MA. A production weaver, she has sold her work at retail fairs and select galleries in New England and also conducts fiber arts workshops for K-12 students, adults and educators. Sue has been published in the Interweave Press journal “Hand-woven” for her chenille tapestry scarves and her design for felted and needle woven Temari ornaments.  Her woven items are made in her studio on 4 and 8 harness floor looms using a range of natural fibers including rayon chenille, hand dyed mohair, silk and wool. Her weaving  is influenced by natural color palettes and organic forms

“True creativity can only exist within the confines of limitations. It is when we must overcome obstacles or work within a given structure that our creative process comes into play. Our artwork is our response to those limitations. As a fiber artisan I must always be conscious of how fibers interact on both a design level and a structural level.   My goal has always been to create aesthetically intriguing objects that are also functional.”