Debbie Ellis

Artisan Fibers

Debbie Ellis

Milwaukie, Oregon

ARTIST STATEMENT

I'm a 5th generation Oregonian and a 1st generation spinner/weaver/dyer. I love color, texture and the alchemy of dyeing, particularly within the fiber arts; and after a career in public service, I became an avid student and occasional teacher of these arts. Bold, simple design (think Bauhaus, Japanese) appeals to me, and I am equally influenced by the soft, mossy colors of a Pacific NW forest, as I am the riotous displays of the tropics.

I use both commercial and natural dyes in my work, which includes handwoven wool, silk and cotton scarves; handspun art yarns; and contact printed silks. I also dye and card mixed-fiber batts for spinning, felting and other artwork.

My creations are usually available at numerous art and fiber shows throughout the region. However, with the cancellation of most, due to COVID, I can be reached any time via the website, or by email or phone, to arrange sales and delivery. I accept cash, credit cards and checks. Thank you for supporting local artists.

THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:

Functional, Organic, Contemporary, Mixed media, Clothing, Bright, Colorful, Earthy, Simple, Black, Blue, Brown, Ivory, Gold, Green, Grey, Indigo, Pink, Purple, Orange, Red, Silver, Turquoise, White, Yellow, Alpaca, Chenille, Cotton, Cotton/Linen, Linen, Natural dyes, Rayon, Silk, Wool, Handwoven, Tapestry, Handspun, Botanical print, Hand-dyed, Batt, Hat, Ribbon, Roving, Scarf, Yarn

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503-319-710550

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Back Yard Show & Sale

DATES:

Apr 30 - May 02

TIMES:

10:00am - 04:00pm

ADDRESS:

See Website

WEBSITE:

Visit multiple fiber artists for this in-person, outdoor show and sale in Cedar Hills, west of Portland and north of Beaverton. See the event web page for the address, schedule, Covid safety precautions, and a complete list of artists and demonstrators.