Pendleton Woolen Mills Hosts Vintage Timberline Rug Show
August 2 –30 with a 1st Thursday Reception on August 2
When Friends of Timberline was founded in 1975, one of the goals was to sponsor skilled crafters to replicate “in the spirit of the original” the 1930’s WPA era textiles designed for Timberline Lodge.
This included hand-hooked rugs made of burlap and wool. To replicate them, the Bishop family, owners of Pendleton Woolen Mills, generously donated Pendleton Wool garment fabric scraps. Northwest craftsmen and women volunteered, and between 1980 and 2000 lovingly and painstakingly made over one hundred hand-hooked rugs in Primitive style. Dedication and pride are in every piece.
The rugs were in Timberline Lodge guestrooms for many years. These wonderful testaments to American Folk Art and Oregon’s National Historic Landmark are now slightly worn and and have been retired. The Forest Service has donated many of these rugs to Friends of Timberline to help fund the “Light up the Art at Timberline” project. Pendleton Woolen Mills has yet again shown its generosity to us, by hosting the show and sale of the rugs.
Join us on August 2 “1st Thursday” reception from 6-9 pm at the Pendleton store located at 8500 SE Mc Loughlin Blvd. in Portland. During the evening we will have Master Weavers, a Rug Hooker, a Woodcarver , and applique stitchers onsite demonstrating the crafts they have used to restore Timberline’s artifacts. Several unique crafts and FOT items will be for sale during the show.
We hope you can join us.
*Event not at Timberline
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