Susan Pavel


Susan Pavel

sa’ hLa mitSa Dr. Susan Pavel first learned Coast Salish Weaving the summer of 1996. Each summer she would produce one ceremonial blanket and then gift it. By the fourth year she was selling the weavings. By the seventh year she was invited to teach weaving classes. She has participated and later solo exhibited seven museum exhibits. With public and private collectors across the nation she continues to weave as the year 2016 marked 20 Years of Coast Salish Weaving for her and more importantly – SQ3Tsya’yay – Weaver’s Spirit Power. She is also the Executive Director of the Coast Salish Wool Weaving Center. A nonprofit center committed to the preservation and promotion of Coast Salish Wool Weaving. Where students and volunteers can participate in the entire process of our indigenous weave style here in the Pacific Northwest. Along with her dedication to our Native weave style, she is also expanding her repertoire of weaving and styles of weaving. You will find in The Artists’ Gallery representations of both Coast Salish Weaving and stylized weavings from various backgrounds and traditions. For workshops, presentations, and/or commissioned weavings you can contact her at: weaving@coastsalishweaving.com www.coastsalishweaving.com