WEAVER: Suzy Furness has had three pieces selected to show in the US.
WEAVER: Suzy Furness has had three pieces selected to show in the US. Patrick Woods

Triple the honour at US exhibit

WHEN she entered three pieces into a prestigious US weaving exhibition, Suzy Furness never thought all three would be chosen.

The Ilkley artist's creations were blindly selected by a panel of some of the most experienced weavers in the world to be shown at the 2018 Complexity exhibition in Reno.

She said the Complexity exhibition was the pinnacle in weaving.

"You can only enter up to three items so I thought I'd enter the maximum and just see what happens," she said.

"I had once piece shown at the last exhibition a couple of years ago but I never thought I'd get three chosen.

"I was even more shocked to see I am the only person to have three pieces in, so that's even more exciting."

Mrs Furness's love of weaving started 43 years ago after finding a loom in her mother's garage.

Since then she has spent countess hours creating hand-crafted, one-off pieces.

She said each of the pieces being displayed took more than four days to complete.

"Probably about four days of weaving but before that maybe another four days to design," she said.

The exhibition is currently running in the US until July 12 but unfortunately Mrs Furness won't be heading over to view it.

"Just knowing people are seeing them is exciting and such an honour," she said.


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