Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Latimer Quilt and Textile Museum, Tillamook, OR

Last week, I took some baskets over to Tillamook for my show at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Museum.  It's a great place to visit if you are on the central coast.

Volunteers helped put up the show on Mon., and they were so efficient, it only took 1 1/2 hours.  I was amazed.  I think it looks pretty good! So here a few photos to entice you to visit. 
                                          The show is there this month and August.

On Sat., I taught a workshop on Spinning Paper for Fiber Arts. (shifu)  It was a fun day.  I always love seeing what participants end up doing.   
Thai unryu paper decorated with fabric markers, cut, and ready to spin.  
Cutting the paper into a continuous strip.  

Spinning the strip on a spinning wheel.  Participants had many choices for spinning- drop spindle, cord maker, electric mixer, drill, bobbin winders.
                                Very fine Japanese shifu thread that Stephany brought to class.
From the archives, we got to see a vest that Stephany's mom made.  She made the woven squares by spinning the Sunday comics, and her friend made the paper. 

This was amazing for me to see, because now Stephany is making beautiful shifu items from coffee filters that she cuts into a continuous spiral, and spins on her spinning wheel. 
                                           Stephany dyed the shifu with natural dyes.
               She is in the process of weaving window shades on her loom.   When you go in to see
   the basketry show, the weaving room is on the left.  You can see her progress.
 I also have several pieces in the show that have shifu.

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