PACIFIC TEXTILE ARTS
Pacific Textile Arts maintains a library of over 1800 textile-related titles and videos. The rapidly expanding collection comes from donations by generous supporters and from the estates of fiber artists. The Library is located at our headquarters at 450 Alger Street, Ft. Bragg, CA. It is open Thursdays from 1:30 - 3:30, and at other times by appointment. (Please call 707-964-3600). Books may be borrowed by PTA members from the Library location. Mail service or interlibrary loan is not available at this time.
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In 1976, Bettie Roth, the librarian of the Sacramento Weaver’s and Spinner’s Guild was tired of toting the Guild’s books to and from their meetings. She and the Guild arranged to house their collection at the American River College in Sacramento. Thirty-six years later the collection is being culled of some duplicates which were offered them to Pacific Textile Arts. This gift from the Textile Collection of American River College included approximately 200 books and a set of Ciba Review dye journals. This is a significant addition to our library.
Also this past year the Mendocino Coast Handweavers Guild decided to make their library available to a wider population and move it out of Jill McCaughna’s home. Their donated their collection to Pacific Textile Arts.
This past summer the Mendocino Art Center dismantled their weaving room and gave Pacific Textile Arts their collection.
Individuals continue to give us books. We give big thanks to all the organizations and individuals who are making our library a great treasure and resource for our members and the larger textile community and the general public.
With all these donations we have received duplicate copies of some books. We are setting aside selected titles to be used in future classes at Pacific Textile Arts and some are now for sale. These books and old copies of some magazines are available for purchase during regular Library and Gallery hours and by appointment (call Roberta at 707-964-3600). The sale of these books and magazines will help our coffers and give us more needed space. From Roberta Brockschmidt