Dianne Langtry has been weaving tapestry at Damascus Fiber Arts School for about six years. She was drawn to sheep, but wisely decided not to raise them in the city of Portland. She decided to learn to spin the wool into yarn instead. Dianne has taken advanced spinning workshops. She spins her own weft and warp and hand-dyes much of the yarn she uses. She is inspired by the colors of the fibers she dyes, by her home environment, and by her poetry. Dianne is a retired counselor and an active home gardener.
Dianne has participated in three of the last Small Format Exhibitions sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance, as well as the school’s exhibits at Timberline Lodge and the Sandy Library. She teaches spinning in the form of two workshops a term at Damascus Fiber Arts School.
Dianne recently won the “Champion in the Fiber Arts Division” award (and big purple ribbon) at the Black Sheep Festival in Eugene, Oregon for her Yei tapestry made from handspun, mostly hand dyed wool.
Some of Dianne’s work can be seen in this gallery.