November General Meeting:
Guild member, and master spinner, Liz Hammond-Kaarremaa will make a presentation
Coast Salish Spinning: Looking for Twist, Finding Change
Coast Salish textiles are masterpieces of sophisticated weaving and spinning techniques, but they have been the subject of very little research over the years. Liz recently conducted a research project to add to the body of knowledge about this work. She studied more than 60 Salish robes, blankets, sweaters and balls of yarn from the 19th and 20th centuries. In her talk, she will show, and discuss, three styles of textiles from three different time periods—classic patterned blankets (1800-1880); plain twill blankets (1830-1940); and Cowichan sweaters (1900-1950).