Writings & Educational Resources

Looms

Choosing the Correct Loom (video)
Loom Plans. These looms were designed by Archie Brennan. You may use these design for personal use but not to sell.
Scaffold Loom Plan (download)
Freestanding Copper Loom (download)
Black Pipe Loom Plan (download)
Basic Copper Loom Plan (download)

Warping

Warping a Copper Loom (video)
Four Selvedge Warping See also Alternative Four Selvedge Finishing – below.

Weaving

Controlling the Surface of a Tapestry
Sewing Slits
Manipulating Slits

Finishing and Mounting

Alternative Four Selvedge Finishing
Mounting Small Tapestries
Care of Tapestries

Articles

Read Mary Lane’s essay on Susan’s work on the American Tapestry Alliance website.

Read Susan’s article, Dominoes and Risk, in the American Tapestry Alliance’s newsletter, Tapestry Topics, Summer 2006, Vol. 32 No. 2, pages 12-13. Download the issue.

Read Susan’s article, Surface /Embellishments-What is it that Attracts?, in the American Tapestry Alliance’s newsletter, Tapestry Topics, Spring 2012, Vol. 38 No. 2, pages 16-20. Download the issue.

Read Susan’s article, Small Format?, in the American Tapestry Alliance’s newsletter, Tapestry Topics, Winter 2015, Vol. 41 No. 4, pages 7-10. Download the issue.

Other Resources

Visit Susan’s Artist Page on the American Tapestry Alliance website.

Susan is an artist member at the Center for Book Arts in New York City.

View tapestries by Archie Brennan.