PTA Board 2016

Mission Statement

Pacific Textile Arts is a 501-C-3 educational non-profit existing to support, share, and celebrate the fiber arts.
VIA PAYPAL


Located at 450 Alger St. Fort Bragg, CA 95437 - the east end of Laurel St., turn left, first house -


email: pacifictextilearts@mcn.org phone: 707-409-6811


Houses a gallery, library, demonstration studios, sales room, and classrooms.


Open:
Wednesdays 10:30-NOON Thursdays 1:30-3:30 Saturdays 11:00-1:00


For additional hours call the PTArts phone number - outgoing message has information on contacting board members: Jackie, Nancy or Lolli

Current Board Members

President: Elaine Todd
Vice President: Jackie Wollenberg
Secretary: Karen Inwood
Treasurer: Nancy Denison
Newsletter: Jackie Wollenberg
Monthly Programs/Gallery/Classes: Lolli Jacobsen, Eleanor Adams
Constant Contact: Karen Inwood
Librarian: Roberta Brockschmidt
Gardens: Laine Escola
Facilities: Jackie Wollenberg
Facebook: Kat Rossum
Historian: Nancy Denison, Laine Escola
Office Help: Sue Arnold
Newest: Pavlos Mayakis
Open seat:

PTArts Volunteeers

WebMaster: NormaLee

PTArts Spinning Group ON VACATION now

We are taking a summer vacation … So you won’t feel any guilt about not coming to the 450 Alger St. Fort Bragg, CA… PACIFIC TEXTILE ARTS campus on 1st Thursday and 3rd Saturday from 11am to 1pm
UNTIL
September 16th  (3rd Saturday) at which time we will try again to bring together a group interested in spinning fiber under new leadership … Ann Brezina, a recent addition to the PTArts Board of Directors.  Ann is sure to inspire and simulate all our urges to spin fiber.
Save the date August 5th and come celebrate “FIBER” ART IN THE GARDEN  (AIG at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens)
Best Regards to all,

NormaLee

Peg McBride LIFE CELEBRATION August 12th

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Come One, Come All to celebrate Peg’s life
POTLUCK  11am   on August 12th
Caspar Community Center
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Peg McBride passed away Sunday evening, June 4. She was 1 month shy of 92 years old.

On Thursday, June 1, Peg enjoyed a day in her garden and dinner & dessert with friends who were staying in her cottage. Friday morning she went to the Mendocino Coast Hospital ER and was diagnosed with an aneurism of the aorta. In keeping with her wishes, Peg opted not to be transported to Santa Rosa for a high risk surgery. She made a choice to stay in the hospital’s hospice family suite for comfort care where we could all be gathered and where IV pain meds could be administered.

Peg remained alert through Saturday. She wasn’t in pain and the hospital staff did a great job caring for her (and for us as we kept round-the-clock vigil!) All five of her children made it to her bedside (even Jim and Jiggs from Oregon, and Rebecca from Switzerland!). Peg was surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and close friends as she took her last breaths Sunday evening. Peg’s passing happened just as she wished.

I know you and many of the Pacific Textile Arts community knew Peg when she was active as a weaver, so wanted you to know. A local memorial in Fort Bragg will be planned sometime later in the summer.
Diane
(Peg’s daughter-in-law)

June 2nd FIRST FRIDAY gallery show 5pm-8pm

Come see the work that’s being done at Mendocino College.  Curated by the instructor, Adriane Nicolaisen.

MAY 27th: Sewing Circle 11am & 1:30pm

Come join in the sewing circle for the Rhinoceros Project as our last program gathering before summer break.  You can visit their website at rhinocerosproject.tumblr.com which has a bunch of photos & some information about the project.

Coffee and Show&Tell  at 10am
A presentation by Anne and Michelle from 11 to noon followed by a lunch break, and sewing circle to begin at 1:30. No charge to participants.

 

“Basically, we’re embroidering a 7 x 9′ version of Durer’s Rhinoceros – the 1515 woodcut – in order to eventually create a watermark in handmade paper.  Michelle, my collaborator, and I are hosting public sewing circles to accomplish this endeavor & to create forums for conversation about colonialism, habitat decimation, vanishing species, and shifting value systems.   The sewing circles can be a one day event or an extended installation. ”

Kindly & Looking Forward,  Anne Beck

SAD NEWS …Fort Bragg Fabric Studio destroyed in 4-26-17 fire.

This tragic fire engulfed Lolli’s studio. . .she and Eleanor drove by after lunch. . . everything gone.  No one in her studio at the time, thank goodness, but all her screens, etc. are gone.  Ron Hock, her petanque partner, has started a GOFUNDME page in support of Lolli and her studio mates, Jacob and Shawnee.

when was the last time you saw one of these?

THIS EXACT MODEL … look carefully …

Crispin Hollinshead is trying to track down his creations made in the 80s.  If you have information, please contact him via email (cbhollinshead@bigriverlines.com) or phone 707-468-8675.    He will be grateful.

April 2017 PTArts Program

SATURDAY  APRIL 22, 2017
Join other PTArts program folks to enjoy a lecture from Barbara Dunsmoor from 11am to noon.   Sharing and Social begin at 10am.  Free to Pacific Textile Arts members and STUDENTS  in the class.  All welcome.  Donations appreciated.   Exploring this month’s theme:  Art Quilts.

JOURNEY TO ABSTRACTION

WORSHOP to be held in the afternoon from 1:30pm – 4:30pm
$50, pay at class.

Barabara Dunsmoor is a member of the Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild in Gualala.  She has progressed from a traditional quilter to becoming an art quilter over her many years of quilting.  She will show quilts made using many different techniques.

STUDENTS should bring paper and/or fabric, scissors and a glue stick.  Photos from magazines are a good source for paper projects.

March 2017 Items

GALLERY SHOW  …. drawings from the Larry Thomas’ students and friends group.

INTRODUCTION TO RUG WEAVING: The Many Possibilities of Plain Weave with JASON COLLINGWOOD March 25-28 (3 1/2 days)

–>  and a FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL  3/24/17  at   7pm  talk from Youngmin Lee

Jogakbo, patchwork bojagi, embodies the philosophy of recycling, as the cloths are made from remnants of leftover fabric. Well considered arrangement of shapes and colors in bojagi show modern and abstract composition as well as Korean women’s creative sensibility.

Bojagi, were used as a wrapper, cover, or storage for objects in daily life, special occasions, and religious rituals. Many bojagi were made for practical reasons with specific purposes. The act of making bojagi also carries wishes for the well-being and happiness of its recipients. This labor of love and prayers imbued bojagi with a memory of affection.

Youngmin Lee will teach bojagi workshop at the Mendocino Art Center on March 24-26, 2017.  Also, if you want a little more information, Mirka Knaster wrote an article about bojagi and Youngmin.

PTArts February Pgm & W/S

Robin Lynde is the owner of Meridian Jacobs. There is more to running a fiber business than admiring shelves of yarn and knitting all day just as there is more to raising sheep than cuddling lambs. How do you combine farming, shop-keeping, teaching, and weaving into a successful business? Robin will discuss her experience developing and managing Meridian Jacobs and her favored breed, Jacob sheep, with plenty of time to ask questions.

Spinning Jacob Sheep Wool (Fleece to Textile) with Robin Lynde of Meridian Jacobs

Check out classes with Linda Hartshorn in August  (Indigo 5th-6th)
(Weaving in a Parallel Universe  26th-28th)

January PTArts Program on the 28th

Sam Russell and her “Critters”
Sam will bring her collection of whimsical needle-felted creatures (some for sale) and share her creative process through a power point presentation, “including tips on how needle felting doesn’t have to be a blood sport!”

Saturday, January 28
10:00 meet to share, 11:00 program

PTArts classroom
Free to members; all welcome – donations appreciated