Bev & Doug Elliot Memorial Scholarship Sale

Bev & Doug Elliot Memorial Scholarship Sale

PTArts’ Bev & Doug Elliott Memorial Scholarship Sale in March

Bev and Doug’s family has generously donated most of their fiber, yarn, finished pieces, and equipment to Pacific Textile Arts.
 

Much of their collection will be offered for sale during the month of March and April. The proceeds will be used to create a scholarship fund for PTArts classes in their memory.

 
The Scholarship sale will open to members only on Saturday, March 5, 10 AM to 5 PM for in person Gallery shopping.  On Saturday March 12 we will be open to the general public from 11AM to 4PM.
 
After March 12, shopping is open to all during our regular business hours: Wednesdays, 10:30-12 and Saturdays, 11-1:00. Or call 707-409-6811 to view by appointment.
 
We will also offer online shopping beginning March 13th. 
 
Bev & Doug’s journey and contributions to our fiber community:
Bev & Doug learned and taught the whole process from lamb to sweaters, blankets, and rugs. Doug’s love of tools, repair, and restoration developed into an expertise in historical spinning wheels and looms, and Bev’s cooking skill brought her into cheesemaking, beekeeping, canning, and an outrageous collection of ribbons from the county fair.
 

Doug was the primary spinner of the two, and the go to guy for spinning wheel repair and some loom repair.  He researched and became an expert on the Great Wheels  as well as an expert on the  Master Weaver Loom with its unique drum shedding system (two of them will be for sale along with several spindles Doug made and lots of Shetland wool.)

Bev was a weaver, knitter and crocheter. She knit the sweaters they are wearing in the photo on our previous blog post and wove the king sized blanket that will be in the sale along with several hats that Doug spun the yarn for from their flock of 12 Shetland sheep.

 
Stay tuned for more details soon!
 
The gallery below is just a small part of what will be available for sale, we’ll be adding an online sale page after the in person event.

 

Wednesday: 10:30am-noon Saturday: 11am-1pm & by appointment

450 Alger St. Fort Bragg CA 95437 707-409-6811