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Native American Art Exhibition: A Weaver’s Choice – Coast Salish Wool Weavings Curated by Selena Kearney

November 7 – December 9, 2022

Opening reception: Friday, November 11th 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Artist and Curator Selena Kearney, in collaboration with the Paim?rire Studio on the Native Art Campus of The Evergreen State College, presents Coast Salish wool weavers and their processes. Ceremonial Coast Salish weavings offer protection for the wearer and exist in both the spirit and human worlds. Weavers bring thoughts of care and devotion to the loom as they produce their works. This exhibition of Coast Salish weavings highlights the stories and kinship embedded in the art form focused on strengthening bonds and helping others.

2021-22 CAMEL Adventure #1

CAMEL ready for weaving!

The Creative Approach Mobile Educational Loom (referred to as the CAMEL), provides an opportunity to explore weaving techniques or structures on a pre-warped loom. The loom is passed from house to house of each participant.  A table loom is used, making it portable and providing boundless freedom to “lift” shafts individually, allowing the weaver to change patterns (otherwise known as tie-ups and weft picks) on a whim.  This year the focus will be on 8 shaft weaving. 

CAMEL Adventure #1

The purpose of this first project for the year was to see the almost endless weaving possibilities of a simple Straight 8 threading. This means threading each shaft sequentially (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8) repeatedly. It’s the easiest 8-shaft threading and a terrific place to start.  The participants were then able to try numerous twill patterns, along with canvas and other weave structures that adapt to a Straight 8 threading. 

Samples from Adventure #1

Adventure #2 will feature False Satin, and promises to be just as interesting and fun as the first adventure!