​                                                                   Susan Riley




At the age of 25, I observed a woman weaving. I was fascinated watching the threads become cloth and knew this was something I wanted to learn.  My husband purchased a 68” floor loom for my 45th birthday to start me on this path. The loom sat in my library for 20 years. At the age of 65 I retired and made a commitment to learn to weave.  A beginning weaving class at the Thousand Islands Handweavers Museum in Clayton started this process. I was invited and joined the Wednesday Weavers group at the Museum.  The joy in meeting with these ladies every week is boundless. I also contribute to working in the handweaving textile archives as well as help produce and hang exhibits at the museum.  In my weaving journey, I have added an amazing weaving studio at my home, 4 lovely looms and an enchanting stash of yarn. I love the challenge of learning different weaving techniques specializing in weaving pieces that encompass color and texture.   My fascination with other cultures along with my interest in weaving adds a new dimension in traveling to distant places.

I live outside Waddington on a 220-acre hobby farm with my husband, Ron Sigmundi. We enjoy renovating our stone house, gardening, and spending time with our 4-legged children.