Susan has been a hand weaver for many years, as well as a weaving instructor for over 25 years. She began her textile studies at The Mannings Hand Weaving School, in East Berlin, PA, as well as at an art school in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She worked as a Textile Educator at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, a PA German living history museum, in Lancaster, for a number of years, exploring many traditional textile structures. This led to the writing of her book, Handwoven Tape ~ Understanding and Weaving Early American and Contemporary Tape. She is a member of the PA Guild of Craftsmen and Central PA Guild of Hand Weavers. She sells a variety of her hand weavings, locally and nationally.