Saturday, March 30, 2013

Weaving Guild of Oregon

            “Threads to New Worlds – A Collection of Fiber Arts” will be opening on April 6, 2013 and will continue through April 28, 2013.  The collection may be seen at Pony Village suite 157 (next door to the Artists’ Loft and across from Maurice’s) Thursdays – Sundays, 12 – 6 PM.  A reception with refreshments and prize drawings will be held Thursday April 11th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.
            This juried show contains 30 pieces created by 24 artists from Weaving Guilds of Oregon (WeGO).  The local showing is sponsored by the three Southern Coast Guilds:  Heritage Textile Arts of Coos Bay, North Bend;  Humbug Spinners and Weavers of Bandon, Port Orford and Webfoot Weavers of Brookings, Crescent City.
            The Weaving Guilds of Oregon was formed as a statewide organization in 1982  to share information, resources, education and promote fiber art throughout the state.  Every 3-5 years, WeGO sponsors a year-long traveling exhibit of fiber arts.  Today’s fiber artists continue to pursue the ancient art of weaving: making wool and cotton yarn into rugs; silk and the new synthetic fibers into scarves and garments; cotton and recycled fibers and items into wall hangings and other items specially designed by the artists.
            The 700 plus members of the Weaving Guilds of Oregon hope you will enjoy your visit to this great collection of fiber arts when it visits Pony Village Mall in North Bend.  Other locales throughout Oregon for this show during 2013 are Portland (March) Jacksonville, Sisters, Klamath Falls, Eugene, The Dalles, Salem and Astoria.

Contact:  Barbara Martin
                541 269 1506 or
                541 404 3068

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