SASH handwoven in Sagadahoc County, ME by fiber artist Susy Perrine. The undulating twill pattern aspires to recreate finger woven sashes of the Mets, descendants of First Nations women and European men, many of whom worked in the fur trade along the waterways of the Great Lakes, the Mississippi and even to the Caribbean.
Made in mercerized cotton and wool in bold colors of black, purple, red, orange, and yellow. Can also be used as a scarf.
Measures 4.5″ wide x 78″ long.
Susy is a creative weaver living in Woolwich, Maine. She uses a variety of looms and materials, learning and sharing with others the rich history of textile making. She teaches workshops with us here at Shaker Village in weaving, fiber arts, and trellis building– her other favorite type of weaving!
Susy constructs introspective textiles ranging from handheld, wearable to inhabitable. She studied art at the University of Southern Maine and, for several years, was weaving for Carol Schwartzott, creating a line of textiles that were sold in galleries across the country. Susy was a production weaver for Amy Putansu. She’s worked on large industrial looms including water powered Jacquard and electric powered Dobby looms. She has restored and assembled several barn frame looms.