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Managing Weaving Threads and Historical Societies: the Work of Linda Morton-Keithley

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Linda Morton-Keithley’s handwoven rugs and saddle blankets evoked the word “perfection” the first time I saw them. I’ve been taking a revolving selection of Linda’s rugs and blankets to arts events for the last few years, and several times I’ve witnessed looks of similar admiration on other people’s faces. Frequently, but not always, these admirers are people who themselves weave or practice another textile art form.  My idea of perfection in handweaving has something to do with technique and something to do with design. Beauty is the result. With Linda’s work, the designs are straightforward and often geometric—very appropriate to...

Managing Weaving Threads and Historical Societies:  the Work of Linda Morton-Keithley

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Anne Carroll Gilmour—Waulking, Weaving, Knitting, and Designing around the West

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Anne Carroll Gilmour’s early years at Colonial Williamsburg led to her wide accomplishments as a textile artist and designer in the American West.

Anne Carroll Gilmour—Waulking, Weaving, Knitting, and Designing around the West

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Zapotec Weavers Enrich Oregon: Francisco Bautista and Laura Gutierrez

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Oregonians may not have previously known about the rich weaving tradition of a little town in southern Mexico called Teotitlán del Valle, but because of a young family who have moved to the state, many of us are learning now. Francisco Bautista is a fourth generation weaver in his Zapotec family. Both his father and his mother still live and weave in Mexico. The Zapotec are an indigenous group of people whose ancestors have lived in what is now the state of Oaxaca (where Teotitlán lies) for thousands of years. For many years the Zapotec in Teotitlán excelled in their...

Zapotec Weavers Enrich Oregon: Francisco Bautista and Laura Gutierrez

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KAREN WOMEN “WEAVING TOGETHER” IN PORTLAND

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The Karen Weavers of Portland, Oregon demonstrate their backstrap weaving at Portland Handweavers Guild shows and hold other special sales and public celebrations.

 

KAREN WOMEN “WEAVING TOGETHER” IN PORTLAND

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Art Meets Yoga in SE Portland

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First posted in September 2014 Unfold Studios will host an open house and sale for Handcrafted Art Traditions at 3249 SE Division in Portland, Oregon, from October 18-24. An open house, on Saturday, October 18 from 11 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, October19 from noon to 5 pm, will start off the week-long show. On Sunday from 1:30 to 2:30, a string quartet composed of Portland State School of Music students will perform for afternoon shoppers. During the weekend, visitors can meet three guest artists. A member of the former Portland green enterprise Trillium Artisans will showcase her products...

Art Meets Yoga in SE Portland

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