Sue McFarland has been weaving since 1982. She
has a degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in painting, attended
the Art Institute of Boston, and has a BA in Arts Administration
from UMass. She received her master's degree from Lesley University
in the Creative Arts and Learning Program. Her focus was on integrating
the visual and fiber arts into the traditionally academic disciplines.
In 2004, Sue apprenticed with felt maker Christine
White. Since that time she has expanded her fiber repertoire to include
both two-dimensional and three-dimensional felt work.
Sue maintains a studio in Conway, MA. She not only
sells her work at retail fairs and select galleries in MA, CT and
VT but also conducts workshops incorporating the fiber arts for K-12
students, adults and educators. Sue has studied VTS (Visual Thinking
Strategies) and as a trainer/practitioner, she helps students develop
critical thinking skills through the observation of fine art.
She 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 is featured in the November 2007 issue. All
of her unique accessories are designed, woven, and finished by her