SDA-WA Member Activities December

01-Updraft by Deborah Ann

“Updraft” by Deborah Ann


Deborah Ann of Yakima WA. was awarded the Best of Show award for her piece “Updraft”.

“The piece is based on the hay field across the road from my house. I have done a few other pieces using this expanse of  green that is my view whenever I leave the house. I find it so pleasing and peaceful. ”

“I tore hand dyed fabrics into square to rectangular shapes, overlapped them and machine stitched them to create the sky and the field. Since this is a depiction of the field just after haying, the birds who come to gleen were really the theme. They are in the sky and swooping over the field.”

Larson Gallery, Yakima WA. 1107 S. 16th Ave. at the corner of W. Nob Hill.                      64th Annual Central Washington  Artists’ Exhibition.                                                 Exhibition dates: 3-30 Nov                                                                                                         Juror: Greg Robinson for the BAinbridge Island Museum of Art


02-Todo Bien pop up venue

Todo Bien pop up venue


 Nancy Scagliotti sent the following information about her pop up venue, Todo Bien.

“I will be at the Women’s International Market 2019 at the Mount Vernon Senior Center, Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1. The hours are 11am-5pm. Do come by and have a look at the lovely bamboo scarves and shawls, cotton tops and vests.  There will be vendors selling handmade goods from a variety of cultures. Don’t miss this wonderful event that supports women cooperatives from around the world.” Women’s Work helps women and children worldwide by offering women artisans in developing countries access to US markets.

Womens Work International Market                                                                                  Mount Vernon Senior Center 1401 Cleveland Ave. Mount Vernon, WA.                             Info: 360-424-5854

Japontex 2019
Quilt Exhibit, Talk & Sale
Saturday, November 23, 2019
La Conner Civic Garden Club
11am to 4pm                                                                                                                                      
For more information about this show and vendors:


03-Handmade leather journal by Alana

Handmade leather journal by Alana

Show and Tell:                                                                                                                              Alana has signed up for the two year Gail Harker course, Level 3 Advanced Studies in Experimental Stitch. She has also been dying cotton cloth. She also shared a beautiful handmade leather journal she made during a class she took at the Quilt Festival. The class was given by Brenna Jael, Rogue Artist/Bookbinder of Slow Art Studio and Bindery in La Conner.

Dorothy is on sabbatical. Considering all the magical baskets she has produced over the years, I’m sure it is well deserved.

04-Robyn´s eco dye pieces

Robyn´s eco dye pieces

Robyn continues to create beautiful eco dyed pieces. She dyed a beautiful cashmere scarf.

Steplanie s cowl

Stephanie knitted a lovely cowl for her neice.

05-Tesi s Accordion book and drawings

Tesi´s accordion book and drawings

Tesi told us about two online seminars on creativity: Reclaiming Creativity Summit and Magical Mindfulness Retreat. Each author/artist was interviewed and then a creative exercise was given or other helpful information shared. Valerie also viewed these talks and found them to be interesting and inspirational. Tesi shared an accordion book she created for Inktober 2019. Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Tesi also signed up for a watercolor class with Michele Cooper at A Guilded Art Gallery in Stanwood.

06-Valerie´s poncho work in progress

Valerie´s poncho work in progress

Valerie shared a poncho she is crocheting. She made a similar “hippie” poncho back in the ’70s in orange, brown and gold acrylic yarn. This one will be made from bulky wool yarn in teal and gray.



09-Barbara Osborne pieces

Barbara Osborne pieces

08-Millenium Falcon by Barbara Osborne

“Millenium Falcon” by Barbara Osborne


During the meeting, Barbara Osborne demostrated her technique for making coiled baskets from pine tree needles and rocks. If you want to know more about her wonderful work, take a look at

Barbara is going to have a studio show and sale on Saturday, December 7 from 9:30-3:30 and she wants to invite anyone who is interested to go meet her and her work at her studio and home in Seattle, which is located at 6818 21st Ave NE, 98115, 1 mile directly N of the UW campus

07-Barbara Osborn demonstration

Barbara Osborn demonstration



10-Parcial view of Gabi Nirino work

Parcial view of Gabi Nirino work


 Gabi Nirino at Centro Cultural de la Cooperación

Gabriela is participating with three other textile artists in an exhibition dedicated to the women of Bauhaus. She display a group of woven pieces and some drawings, grouped under the name of “Muestrarios” (Samples)

“Tests, samples, fragments, failed attempts. Those uncertain moments in which nothing definitive still takes shape, in which we think when doing. Those presented here are made using yarns from discarded industrial catalogues and cotton tapes of the country’s first textile industrial cooperative, C.I.T.A., today at risk of closure.In archives and texts on the Bauhaus you can find some records of samples, sketches and technical textile drawings.I am fascinated by these traces of unseen work.My tribute goes to all those who invisibly insist and believe it is worth building.”

A century after the opening of the Bauhaus, four women artists from our environment pay tribute to those other women who went through their classrooms and workshops a century ago between 1919 and 1933, leaving a legacy not always valued. Gabriela Nirino, Fernanda Piergallini, Eugenia Streb and Emilia Demichelis reflect from the textile, the production of pieces made by Anni Albers, Gunta Stölzl, Benita Koch-Otte, Otti Berger, among the most prominent of the famous German design school, and they invite us to you to think about the impact of that work today.

Centro Cultural de la Cooperación

Av. Corrientes 1543. Buenos Aires, Argentina                                                                        Monday – Friday 10:00AM to  10:00PM / Saturday-Sundays 02:00PM to 10:00PM               The exhibition runs until February 15th

11-Sample sdetail by Gabi Nirino

“Samples” detail by Gabi Nirino

EstructuraII by Gabi Nirino

“Estructura II” by Gabi Nirino

Gabi Nirino at IV Textile Jewelry Exhibition

Gabriela won the Poetic Award with the piece “Estructura II” at the IV Textile Jewelry Exhibition organized by the CAAT, the Argentine Center of Textile Art.


13-Golden Lecture by Barbara De Pirro

GOLDEN Lecture on textural surfaces by Barbara De Pirro


GOLDEN Lecture/Demo: Textural Surfaces

A lecture for all levels and backgrounds; from painters, mixed media, fiber to sculptural artists……ideas for all! This presentation covers a wide variety of techniques for use in a wide range of media. Learn about GOLDEN Acrylic Paints, Mediums, Gels, Pastes and Grounds. Gain an understanding of each product and their different attributes. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications.  Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples. Instructor will demonstrate hands-on techniques using these products.

Sun, December 1, 2019                                                                                                                    1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST                                                                                                                     Artist & Craftsman Supply Seattle                                                                                               4350 8th Avenue Northeast.Seattle, WA 98105                                                                        Register free:


14-Stehr_Diatom7_by Carla Stehr

Top: a scanning electron microscope photo of a pattern on the surface of a diatom. Bottom: “Diatom 7” I by Carla Stehr, an art quilt inspired by the image.


Carla will be giving a presentation Dec. 8, in Port Townsend on the “Art and Science of the Marine Micro World”.  Much of her fiber art is inspired by her experiences as a Marine Biologist studying marine life with a scanning electron microscope.  Her talk for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center Lecture Series will include photos taken with the microscope and her fiber art to illustrate the science and art of the marine micro world. The presentation will be Dec 8 at 3 PM in the Fort Warden Chapel, Port Townsend.  Admission fee is 5$.  The black and white image is a scanning electron microscope photo of a pattern on the surface of a diatom. The color image “Diatom 7” is an art quilt inspired by the image.

Port Townsend Marine Science Center                                                                                        Fort Warden Chapel                                                                                                                 December 8 at 3 pm



 Barbara De Pirro at ‘Reclaimed’

Barbara has currently several sculptures included in ‘Reclaimed’ at Aljoya Thornton Place. “These established fiber based artists are presenting work sharing their relationship with what is reclaimed. This may be viewed in materials used, what was lost or taken away and, also by a change in circumstances.” Exhibiting artists; Jacqui Calladine, Barbara De Pirro, Maura Donnegan, Claire B. Jones, Sarah Jones, Lynne Rigby, Terri Shinn Curated by Anna Macrae

Exhibition Dates: SEPT 15 – JAN 26, 2020
Aljoya Thornton Place
450 NE 100th Street, Seattle, WA


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