Sarah Swett Tapestry Exhibition in OR

I was just told of a great exhibit not too far from here…a great field trip. Sarah Swett, who does such great tapestries,  has her work on display at the Latimer Textile Museum in Tillamook OR but only until July 1! It’s summer; it is a great trip to the Oregon coastline with a super textile adventure added on, so if you can….take advantage!  Google Tillamook Textile Museum to get the details,

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New Moon Alpacas Shearing

New Moon Alpacas in Elma will be shearing on Monday and Tuesday (June 18,19) and have invited folks who are interested in the fleece to observe or help and have lunch…contact Allison for more information…. (see website at New Moon Alpacas)

(information courtesy of OWG member Judy Parkins and Kathie Adams, a Montesano spinner and knitter)

Downloading PDF Files

Several members have had trouble downloading PDFs from the web site–in particular, the newsletters, which are quite large and normally take a minute or so to download, depending on the internet connection speed. But, sometimes, the download does not complete no matter how long we wait.

This is a browser issue that may be caused by clicking on the link too many times without waiting for a big document to load completely, or an unreliable Internet connection. This causes a partial copy to be “stuck” in the browser cache (a disk folder where pages and files are saved so they are only downloaded once): if the copy is “broken,” clicking on the link again tries to read the broken copy from disk instead of trying to reload from the web site. To fix this, it is necessary to first clear the cache. This may make other pages you visit often load more slowly the next time you access them, especially if they have a lot of images on them, but it will also force reload of the broken files.

In Firefox, this can be corrected by selecting File->Preferences->Advanced and click on “Clear Now” next to the “Cached Content” label.

In Chromium, click on the wrench icon, select Settings->Under the Hood and click on “Clear Browsing Data”

In Safari, click on “Safari” in the tool bar, then select “Empty Cache” in the pull-down menu.

I don’t use Microsoft Internet Explorer, and don’t recommend it, but you can see a detailed procedure for your version of MSIE at’s Cache”. The procedure varies depending on your version, which should be 7, 8, or 9.

If you have a DSL internet connection, clearing the cache does not work, and web sites in general are loading slowly, the problem could be caused by circuit overloads at your provider or noisy phone lines that cause transfers to be interrupted frequently. Wait until early morning, when there are fewer users on the network, then clear the cache and try again. If you have dialup, downloads will be much slower at all times and may take several minutes: be patient and do not click on the link multiple times while it is loading.