Audrey Moore has been weaving on a Navajo style loom since the late 1960’s. She has taught this technique and art form to people for nearly 50 years so far. Audrey weaves on a Navajo style loom at her home outside of Sandy, Oregon. Her tapestries are made with traditional techniques, with traditional tools of wooden fork and batten, and often with hand-dyed wool.
Audrey Moore has exhibited tapestry widely and has received numerous awards from the Handweavers Guilds of America and others. She most recently showed 17 of her “Ladies” series of lively dresses at the Latimer Textile Museum in Tillamook, Oregon. A TEX@ATA curated article and digital show with Audrey’s work can be seen at this link: Audrey Moore: Dancing Colors
Audrey’s granddaughter, Sarah Moore, made this short video of that show in Tillamook. It has received positive comments from around the world.
Terry Olson teaches tapestry with Audrey at the Damascus Fiber Arts School. She was taught by Audrey, then continued to learn from Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei, Sarah Swett, and others through workshops. Terry experiments with different techniques constantly, to interest her students and to learn for herself. She volunteers for the American Tapestry Alliance. Terry weaves on a variety of looms, including a six-foot Shannock tapestry loom, several Mirrix portable looms, and a half dozen copper pipe looms. She has exhibited her tapestry in local and regional venues, as well as with the American Tapestry Alliance. She has received several awards for “Best in Show” and “Best Use of Color”. http://www.terryolsontapestry.com
Kevynne Layne assists Audrey teaching Navajo style weaving. She has been weaving for about twelve years and started teaching in 2016. Kevynne also weaves rugs on a Rio Grande walking loom, tapestry on Mirrix and copper pipe looms, and is a graphic artist. Her weaving “Gestalt: Closure” was selected for the juried show, Small Tapestry International 3: Outside the Line, sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance. She has participated in juried and invitational shows regionally. Kevynne is currently writing a small book on the technique known as Coal Mine: Raised Edge, which should be published locally in 2017. http://www.stickshedstudio.com/
Claudia Standley teaches knitting to an ongoing group of students. She has many, many years of knitting and teaching experience and can help you solve a problem or learn new tricks. Her fun-filled classes are on Wednesday afternoons from1-3pm.
Dianne Langtry will be teaching two spinning workshops each term. Dianne is a relaxed person who teaches calmly and quietly. She is an experienced spinner and weaver. In 2014 Dianne won a giant purple championship ribbon at the Black Sheep Festival in Eugene, OR. She encourages her students to spin in their stocking feet to really get the feel of their wheel.
John Beard teaches a beginner/intermediate level Ravenstail Twining class Fall Term on four consecutive Thursdays in October and November. He is probably one of the most well-known weavers of this type in the Northwest. He demonstrates at OFFF, the State Fair, the Gathering of the Guilds, and other public events. He also holds a monthly meeting to help students with ongoing projects.
Sandy Kennard teaches Acid Dye Basics to new and returning students. She has been dyeing for several years, always experimenting with color and learning new ways to make a quality dyed wool yarn with even color. She weaves award-winning tapestries and helps Terry Olson with the tapestry students. She is always called upon for “color consults”.