Contributed photo
                                “Northern Light” Krokbragd weave by Jason Munkres (San Juan), “Handwoven Rug” by Hannah Boehm (Orcas) and Bench Rug woven/Ghiordes knots by Jean Henson (Orcas).

Contributed photo “Northern Light” Krokbragd weave by Jason Munkres (San Juan), “Handwoven Rug” by Hannah Boehm (Orcas) and Bench Rug woven/Ghiordes knots by Jean Henson (Orcas).

Island artists’ textile work on display in La Conner

  • Wed May 15th, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Work of Our Hands, an exhibition of 41 works by members of the San Juan County Textile Guild, is now open at the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum, located in La Conner. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 pm, the exhibition may be viewed until July 28. Members of the Guild are showcasing a wide variety of their best work, including baskets, wearables, rugs, sculptures, wall art, and linens. The techniques represented include weaving, crochet, knitting, various rug/tapestry-making methods, fiber-collage, basketry, needle-point embroidery, Nuno-felting and doll making. Most of the works are original designs. This exhibit occupies the entire third floor of the museum.

In addition, the SJCTG is exhibiting 29 Knitted Tempestry Panels, which visually depict daily temperature data collected by the NOAA weather station located on Orcas in four-year increments for the past 100 years. This exhibition, located on the first floor of the museum, will be open for the entire month of May during regular Museum hours. There are also five Freeform Tempestry Projects located in the third-floor exhibit.