There’s something about this area — the Driftless Region — that captures people’s hearts. We love this quote from Susan’s response in the Q+A’s below: “I remember the day I was in my office in downtown Detroit thinking I’d rather be a cow on a hill in Coon Valley than myself in my dumb job.”  She and her talented builder-husband have created an endearing little studio + shop where she does her daily work and entertains strangers. Here’s a tiny peek into her process of how she creates on 100-year-old looms:

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Find out more about Avalanche Looms on her website, follow Susan’s blog (full of beautiful photos!), and purchase her work on Etsy.