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Diane McKinnon

Thistle Patch Fiber Studio

Diane McKinnon

Forest Grove, Oregon

ARTIST STATEMENT

A few years ago, I retired from a fun and successful career in Instructional Design, mostly in the High Tech industry.
Currently, I am the owner of Thistle Patch Fiber Studio, in Forest Grove, Oregon where I teach weaving, hand spinning, and felting. I also teach at fiber events such as The Black Sheep Gathering and the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival as well as in local yarn shops and at guild workshops. In addition, I design and produce a variety of fiber related products. These include hand woven items such as rag rugs, clothing, and fashion accessories as well as hand felted items such as hats, scarves, eye glass cases, etc.

I am active member of the Portland Handweavers Guild, the Aurora Colony Handspinners Guild, and the Northwest Regional Spinners Association.

THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:

Functional, Contemporary, Traditional, Clothing, Jewelry, Kitchen, Dining, Bright, Colorful, Black, Blue, Brown, Ivory, Gold, Green, Grey, Indigo, Pink, Purple, Orange, Red, Silver, Turquoise, White, Yellow, Rust, Acrylic, Alpaca, Bamboo, Cotton, Cotton/Linen, Linen, Natural dyes, Rayon, Silk, Tencel, Wool, Handwoven, Handspun, Hand-dyed, Surface design, Pieced, Applique, Blanket, Book mark, Bracelet, Cape, Coaster, Cowl, Dish towel, Earrings, Handbag, Hat, Hot pad, Jacket, Kitchen towel, Mug rug, Necklace, Neck pouch, Pendant, Pin cushion, Pocketbook, Poncho, Purse, Rag rug, Shawl, Throw, Wrap, Yarn, cat toy, catnip, organic

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PHONE:

971-219-1564

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Back Yard Show and Sale

DATES:

Apr 30 - May 02

TIMES:

10:00am - 04:00pm

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.