Leah Hershey

Leah Hershey, who studied handweaving in Norway where she earned a graduate degree in decorative textile design from the University of Oslo, initially put her talents to use designing wearable art that was sold in stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Henri Bendel. After...
Leanne Streit

Leanne Streit

Leanne Streit I have been around art and design all my life and was an architect for a good part of my career. Many years ago, I traveled extensively in South America and was drawn to the brilliant handwovens of the indigenous peoples. When I moved to Portland in...
Teresa Ruch

Teresa Ruch

Teresa Ruch I have a passion for color and this shows in my work. I like color on color, pattern on color and the subtle sheen of fibers like bamboo and tencel. I enjoy creating a certain drape in my fabrics to get the special effects that are not often found in...
Janis Johnson

Janis Johnson

Janis Johnson Janis has always enjoyed making things. When she was young her grandmother taught her to knit and sew. In high school she learned to use a potter’s wheel, and later learned a bit about quilting, woodworking, crochet, macrame, paper-making, block...
Bonnie Garlington

Bonnie Garlington

Bonnie Garlington I have been weaving a variety of textiles for more than 25 years. My eclectic collection of scarves includes classic Scottish tartans, colorful casual styles, and richly patterned designs. I weave mostly with silk, tencel, and chenille; and many of...