Sue Swanson

Sue Swanson, MDiv, is a teacher and retreat leader who helps people find Sabbath time in their busy lives by teaching them how to practice spiritual patterns together. She calls her work Prayercraft, which is combining craftwork with different patterns of prayer. She is interested in how we can learn to use artistic creativity both individually and in a group to express our faith. Sue teaches classes and retreats exploring spiritual concepts such as: prayer, breath, simplicity, creativity and Sabbath. Her beadwork has been published by Beadwork Magazine and Bead and Button Magazine. Her company, Purple Apple Arts, provides opportunities to explore traditional crafts including textile arts, music, beadwork, and labyrinth walking. She studies traditional craft techniques in order to make them meaningful in our 21st Century lives. Sue lives in Woodbury, Minnesota with her husband Roger. They have two sons, Jeremy and Matthew. She holds a BA degree in Professional Communications from Metropolitan State University and a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. She is a certified Veridatas Labyrinth facilitator trained under Dr. Lauren Artess.

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WBCA Classes with Sue:

H5Y1 – Triangle Flower Earrings

Instructor: Sue Swanson We will learn to make triangles out of Japanese Delica beads using an off-loom needle and thread technique called Peyote Stitch. The beads are small but the…

H4Y9 – Circle of Life Meditation Bracelet

Instructor: Sue Swanson We will create a bracelet using a wide selection of beads including gemstone, glass, and metal. The Circle of Life Meditation design was created by Sue to…