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"Make Milwaukee": Week 3 | Stop 1 of 9: Susan Ready Buss of the ABK Weaving Center

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Listen: First, take a deep breath. Now, let's begin our madcap, chockablock sprint through Milwaukee's creative community with ace tour guides Faythe Levine and Courtney Heimerl. Stop 1 of 9 -- Susan Ready Buss and the ABK Weaving Center. Faythe and Cortney scooped me at the station, jumped on the highway, and in no time, we found ourselves in Susan's beautiful house and weaving studio.

Our discussion focused on the process of weaving and one of those Milwaukee secrets that make you wonder how you've slept on it for so long -- a big room in Riverwest's Gaenslen School that houses 100 looms:

[audio=1] As I stood around holding a microphone to Susan's hands while she operated the loom, it made me dream of having my own loom in a room outside my bedroom. Someday...

(Photo by Cortney Heimerl)

-Out takes! First, listen as Susan discusses how she went from being a reluctant weaver to a committed devotee: [audio=2]
-Listen as Susan and Faythe describe the beautiful pattern in the photograph at the top of the post:
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Want to be in a room with one hundred looms (see below)? Claim yours at the Alice Bertschy Kadish Weaving Center! Learn more about them and the looms looming in your future by following this link.

Produced By: Adam Carr

Interview By: Faythe Levine

Music By: Milwaukee's The Olmsted Ensemble (a wonderful local group!) Look at them looms!

(Photo by Faythe Levine)