ILWACO, Wash. — The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum will host two contemporary fiber exhibitions from Friday, Jan. 17 through Feb. 28.
“Threads to New Worlds: A Collection of Fiber Arts” is a traveling exhibition organized by WeGO – Weaving Guilds of Oregon, a statewide organization that promotes weaving, spinning and fiber-related work. Juried by nationally recognized weaver Nancy Arthur Hoskins of Eugene, “Threads to New Worlds” includes traditional materials and methods, as well as new fibers like bamboo and synthetics.
“New ideas and visions are sometimes combined with the traditions,” says the show’s organizers. “New technology enhances our threads and opens new fiber horizons.”
Accompanying the traveling show will be a special installation by the Clatsop Weavers and Spinning Guild, titled “Creative Hands Across the Columbia.” Pieces in this exhibition are all by members of the local guild, which spans the Oregon and Washington sides of the Columbia River.
There will be an opening reception and demonstrations from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. Further demonstrations of weaving and spinning will take place on Free Thursdays during the exhibition.
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is located at 115 S.E. Lake St. in Ilwaco, Wash. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free on Thursdays thanks to the Port of Ilwaco.
For more information, call 360-642-3446 or visit columbiapacificheriatgemuseum.org