Bio

LINDA HARTSHORN is known for unique dyework and lively use of color in her handwoven textiles. With over fifteen years of teaching experience, Linda enjoys leading workshops all over the country. She recently opened Lost Coast Weaving Studio in the mountains of Northern California, where she holds classes and creates her own work. Linda is a two time winner of the Victor Thomas Jacoby Award.


Artist's Statement

In weaving I have discovered the threads that connect us to other weavers, to other places and other times. For me weaving is an essential part of being human. I try to express this in my work, which is influenced by many textile traditions but is still very much my own. I use natural fibers, a diversity of weave structures, and hand dyeing, including the extensive use of plant and mineral dyes, to create artistry in fiber.


Textile Resume

Positions and Affiliations
Manager of the Fiber Arts Studio, Ink People Center for the Arts
Judge of Handwoven Natural Fibers, Humboldt County Fair
Program Chair and Past President of the Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild
Programs Chair, Conference of Northern California Handweavers 2009
Publicist and assistant for the Natural Fiber Fair
Member of Handweavers Guild of America, Complex Weavers, Mendocino Art Center, and Humboldt Arts Council

Conference Leader Experience
Mid Atlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) 2015
Florida Tropical Weavers Guild Conference (FTWG) 2014
Handweavers Guild of America Convergence Conference (HGA) 2014, 2016
Conference of Northern California Handweavers (CNCH) 2013, 2014
Associaton of Northwest Weaving Guilds (ANWG) 2011



Weaving Classes
At Lost Coast Weaving Studio, Honeydew, CA
2016Beginning Weaving
At The Ink People Center for the Arts, Eureka, CA
2013Ikat Weaving
2011Shadow Weave
2009Overshot Weaving
2008Shadow Weave
2007Ikat Weaving
2006Overshot Weaving
2005Shibori Weaving and Dyeing
2004Painted Warp Weaving
2003Rug Weaving
2002-2013Beginning and Intermediate Weaving (every fall and winter)
Workshops
2016Weaving in a Parallel Universe, Silk Painting, Warp Painting, HGA's Convergence, Milwaukee, WI
2016Organic Indigo, Pacific Textile Arts, Fort Bragg, CA
2016Organic Indigo, Intro to Inkle Weaving, Natural Fiber Fair, Arcata, CA
2016Organic Indigo, Intro to Inkle Weaving, Silk Painting and Painted Skeins and Warps, Black Sheep Gathering, Eugene, OR
2016Indigo Shibori, Carin Engen Studio, Garberville, CA
2015Indigo for Blues and Greens, Silk Painting and Stamping, Black Sheep Gathering, Eugene, OR
2015Woven Shibori, MidAtlantic Fiber Association Conference (MAFA), Millersville, PA
2015Beginning Weaving, Wild Dyes from the Fibershed, Natural Fiber Fair, Arcata, CA
2015Natural Colors to Dye For, Painted Skeins and Warps, Rigid Heddle Weaving, OFFF, Canby, OR
2015Secrets of Shadow Weave, Harmony Weavers Guild, Wilmington, DE
2015Indigo for Blues and Greens, Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Guild
2015Silk Painting, Indigo for Blues and Greens, and Indigo Shibori, Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, Washington, D.C.
2015Ikat Design, Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
2014Natural Colors to Dye For, Silk Painting and Stamping, Indigo for Blues and Greens, Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, Canby, OR
2014Indigo Shibori, Warp Painting for Weavers, Natural Fiber Fair, Arcata, CA
2014Indigo Shibori, Indigo for Blues and Greens, Clatsop Weavers and Spinngers Guild, Long Beach, WA
2014Indigo Shibori, Warp Painting, Silk Painting and Stamping, and Inkle Weaving workshops, HGA's Convergence, Rhode Island
2014Shadow Weave workshop, Conference of Northern California Handweavers (CNCH), Oakland, CA
2014Indigo Shibori workshop, Florida Tropical Weavers Guild Conference (FTWG), Lake Yale, FL
2014Warp Painting workshop, Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
2013Ikat Design, Silk Painting, and Warp Painting workshops, CNCH, Squaw Valley, CA
2013Indigo for Blues and Greens, Inkle Weaving workshops, Natural Fiber Fair, Arcata, CA
2013Silk Painting, Painted Skeins and Warps workshops, OFFF, Canby, OR
2013Indigo for Blues and Greens and Inkle Weaving workshops, Natural Fiber Fair, Arcata, CA
2012Natural Dye and Silk Painting workshops, Natural Fiber Fair, Arcata, CA
2012Indigo Dyeing Workshop, Mendocino Coast Handweavers Guild, Fort Bragg, CA
2012Ikat Workshop, Seattle Weavers Guild
2012Indigo Dyeing, Yokayo Textile Guild, Ukiah, CA
2012From Rags to Rugs workshop, Mother Lode Weavers and Spinners, Sonora, CA
2012Warp Painting for Weavers workshop, Mother Lode Weavers and Spinners
2012Shadow Weave workshop, Saturday Handweavers Guild, Ashland, OR
2011Natural Dye and Warp Painting workshps, Natural Fiber Fair, Arcata, CA
2011Natural Dyeing, Indigo, and Silk Painging Workshops, Association of Northwest Weaving Guilds Conference (ANWG), Salem, OR
2011Natural Colors to Dye For Workshop, Treadles to Threads Guild, Oakland, CA
2011Inkle Weaving, Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, Canby, OR
2011Indigo Dyeing Workshop, Redwood Empire Guild, Petaluma, CA
2011Painted Warp for Weavers, Natural Colors to Dye For, Natural Fiber Fair, Arcata, CA
2010From Rags to Rugs, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
2009Natural Dye Workshop, NorthCoast Knittery
2009Silk Painting, Hands On Craft, Arcata, CA
2009Indigo: How Can You Resist? workshop, Woven Shibori, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
2008-2010Natural Dye Workshop, Indigo Workshop, Portable Loom Weaving (annually), Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, Canby, OR
2008-2009Natural Dye workshop at The Ink People Center for the Arts, Eureka, CA
2008Tapestry Weaving, Easy Backstrap Weaving, California Wool and Fiber Festival, Boonville, CA
2007-presentIndigo Shibori Workshop, (annually) Sproule Studios, Fortuna, CA
2006-2010Easy Backstrap Weaving/Tapestry Weaving, Natural Fiber Fair, Redway, CA
2006-2008Natural Dye, Indigo Workshop at Lambtown USA Festival,Dixon, CA
2004-presentNatural Dye, Indigo, Spindle Spinning and Portable Loom Workshops at Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium, Laytonville, CA
2000-2010Natural Dye Workshop (annually), Natural Fiber Fair, Redway, CA
Lectures and Programs
2016"Natural Dyes and Handwoven Textiles", Pacific Textile Arts, Fort Bragg, CA
2016"Natural Dyes and Handwoven Textiles", Loom and Shuttle Guild, San Francisco, CA
2015"Indigo: The Natural Way To Get The Blues", Harmony Weavers Guild, Wilmington, DE
2015"Textile Tour of Guatemala", Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Guild, Sacramento, CA
2015"Natural Dyes and Handwoven Textiles", Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, Washington, DC
2015"Indigo: The Natural Way To Get The Blues", Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
2014"Textile Tour of Guatemala", Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
2013"Textile Tour of Guatemala", Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild
2012"Natural Dyes and Handwoven Textiles", Seattle Weavers Guild
2012"Indigo: The Natural Way To Get The Blues", Seattle Weavers Guild
2012"Indigo: The Natural Way To Get The Blues", Yokayo Textile Guild
2012"Natural Dyes and Handwoven Textiles", Mother Lode Weavers and Spinners
2011"Natural Dyes and Handwoven Textiles," Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild (HHSG)
2011"Natural Dyes and Handwoven Textiles," Diablo Weavers Guild
2011"Indigo: The Natural Way to Get the Blues," Redwood Empire Guild
2010"Natural Dyes and Handwoven Textiles," Tamalpais Weavers Guild
2007"Oaxacan Textiles," HHSG
2006"Woven Shibori," HHSG
2005"Textile Travel in Peru," HHSG
2005"Handweaving," Redwood Empire Quilters Guild (REQG)
2001"Wool Combing," HHSG
2000"Indigo Dyeing," HHSG
Exhibits and Art Shows
2015"Natural Dye Showcase", Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
2015"Wedge Weaves", Textile Arts, Fort Bragg, CA
2011"Flags and Fibers" group show, The Ink People Center for the Arts
2010Members' Miniatures art show, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
2010Coverlets: Handwoven, Handspun, Hand Dyed: exhibit at the Natural Fiber Fair
2007"Textiles of Peru" exhibit at the Natural Fiber Fair
2007"Arts Alive!" group show, Ramone's Bakery in Eureka
2007"Four Weavers: Expressions in Fiber" group show, The Ink People
2005"Ways of Natural Dye" exhibit at the Natural Fiber Fair, Redway, CA
2005"Artist’s Challenge" group show, The Ink People
2001"Fiber Arts Show" Highland Arts Center, Weaverville, CA, group show
2001"2001: A Fiber Odyssey" group show, The Ink People Center for the Arts
Awards and Honors
2015"Dream of Guatemala" Honorable Mention, Natural Dye Showcase, Mendocino Art Center
2013Victor Thomas Jacoby Award ($10,000 cash award)
2008"Shibori Diamond Jacket" featured in Convergence Fashion Show
2008Gold Cash Award, Conference of Northern California Handweavers ($150)
2007Victor Thomas Jacoby Award for Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers ($3,500 cash award)
2006Project Grants to Artists, Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF)
2006HHSG Guild Scholarship
2004Textile Arts Grant, HAF and REQG
2004Mattole Valley Community Award
2002Textile Arts Grant, HAF and REQG
2001HHSG Guild Scholarship
2000Textile Arts Grant, HAF and REQG




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