For Redman, sustainability is everything. That is why she grows her own willow and flax, sources local linen, and weaves on a repurposed Swedish floor loom, all the while working from a converted Edwardian station waiting room in the historic Scottish town of Burntisland.
Image: Craft Scotland Collect 2024. Susie Redman. Image courtesy of Shannon Tofts. Image above: Craft Scotland Collect 2024. Susie Redman Headshot. Image above:
Redman’s mother, a nurse, introduced her to knitting and sewing as a child, with “making” becoming a way of life. While Redman followed her mother into nursing, she became a public health specialist working within academia while nurturing her passion and love of textiles. Having previously woven with tabletop hand looms, she fell across a traditional Swedish floor loom that changed her life during a holiday to Spain with her sister several years ago. The floor loom was destined to become firewood, but after a bit of negotiation, it was delivered in pieces to Redman’s Fife home two months later, with some brief notes on how to rebuild it.
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