About Linda

Bio

LINDA HARTSHORN is a weaver and dyer, known for her unique dyework and lively use of color in her handwoven textiles. Linda weaves and dyes in her home on the redwood coast of northern California, and teaches weaving at the Ink People Center for the Arts in Eureka.  Linda enjoys leading workshops and brings her positive, fun and supportive teaching style to events all over the country.  She is a two time recipient of the Victor Thomas Jacoby Award for spinners, weavers and dyers.

Linda Hartshorn

Artist’s Statement

In weaving I have discovered the threads that connect us to other people, to other places and other times. I believe weaving is an essential part of being human. I like to express this through 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 plant and mineral dyes, to create artistry in fiber.

Linda Making Dyes

Textile Resume

Positions and Affiliations

  • Manager of the Fiber Arts Studio, Ink People Center for the Arts
  • Publicist and former President of the Natural Fiber Fair
  • 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
  • Member of Handweavers Guild of America, Complex Weavers, and Humboldt Arts Council

Conference Leader Experience

  • Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners Conference (MAWS) 2018
  • Mid Atlantic Fiber Association Conference (MAFA) 2015, 2017
  • Florida Tropical Weavers Guild Conference (FTWG) 2014
  • Handweavers Guild of America Convergence Conference (HGA) 2014, 2016, 2018
  • Conference of Northern California Handweavers (CNCH) 2013, 2014
  • Associaton of Northwest Weaving Guilds Conference (ANWG) 2011

Weaving Classes

At The Ink People Center for the Arts, Eureka, CA

YearsActivity
2019Shadow Weave
2018Overshot Weaving
2017-presentBeginning and Intermediate Weaving (every fall and winter)
2016Beginning Weaving (at Lost Coast Weaving Studio)
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

YearsActivity
2020Weaving in a Parallel Universe, Seattle Weavers Guild, Seattle WA
2019Warp Painting, Natural Fiber Fair, Arcata CA
2019Organic Indigo, Indigo Shibori, Intro to Inkle Weaving, Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival (OFFF), Canby OR
2019Weaving in a Parallel Universe, Warp Painting, Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild, Denver CO
2019Organic Indigo, Fiber Circle Studio, Cotati CA
2019Ikat Design, Handweavers of the Valley, Exeter CA
2019Weaving in a Parallel Universe, John C Campbell Folk School, Brasstown NC
2018Weaving in a Parallel Universe, Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts, Santa Rosa CA
2018Weaving in a Parallel Universe, The Ink People Center for the Arts, Eureka CA
2018Weaving in a Parallel Universe, Silk Painting, Warp Painting, Organic Indigo, Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners (MAWS) Conference, Big Sky MT
2018Inkle Weaving, Silk Painting, Woven Shibori, Ikat Design, HGA's Convergence Conference, Reno NV
2018Organic Indigo, Pacific Textile Arts, Fort Bragg CA
2018From Rags To Rugs, The Ink People Center for the Arts, Eureka, CA
2018Organic Indigo, Indigo Shibori, Painted Skeins and Warps, Silk Painting, Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival (OFFF), Canby OR
2018Weaving in a Parallel Universe, Eugene Weavers Guild, Eugene OR
2017Woven Shibori, John C Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
2017Organic Indigo, Silk Painting, Painted Skeins and Warps, Black Sheep Gathering, Eugene, OR
2017Weaving in a Parallel Universe, MidAtlantic Fiber Association Conference (MAFA) Millersville, PA
2017Weaving in a Parallel Universe, Organic Indigo, Pacific Textile Arts, Fort Bragg, CA
2017Organic Indigo, Warp Painting, Natural Fiber Fair, Arcata, CA
2017Natural Colors to Dye For, Fort Worth Weavers Guild, Fort Worth TX
2017Indigo Shibori, Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
2017Organic Indigo, Treadles to Threads Spinners Guild, Walnut Creek, CA
2017Organic Indigo, Silk Painting, Painted Skeins and Warps, Black Sheep Gathering, Eugene OR
2017Organic Indigo, Warp Painting, Natural Fiber Fair, Arcata CA
2017Warp Painting, Webfoot Weavers, Brookings OR
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
2016 Organic Indigo, Intro to Inkle Weaving, Silk Painting and Painted Skeins and Warps, Black Sheep Gathering, Eugene, OR
2016Organic Indigo, Intro to Inkle Weaving, Natural Fiber Fair, Arcata, CA
2016Organic Indigo, Pacific Textile Arts, Fort Bragg, CA
2016Weaving in a Parallel Universe, Silk Painting, Warp Painting, HGA's Convergence, Milwaukee, WI
2016Weaving in a Parallel Universe, Silk Painting, Warp Painting, HGA's Convergence, Milwaukee, WI
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
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
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
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
2013Ikat Design, Silk Painting, and Warp Painting workshops, CNCH, Squaw Valley, 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 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
2011Natural Dye and Warp Painting workshps, 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
2008Tapestry Weaving, Easy Backstrap Weaving, California Wool and Fiber Festival, Boonville, 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
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

YearsActivity
2020"Color Fundamentals for Fiber Artists", "Textile Tour of Guatemala", Seattle Weavers Guild, Seattle WA
2019"Color Fundamentals for Fiber Artists", Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild, Denver C)
2019"Color Fundamentals for Fiber Artists", Handweavers of the Valley, Visalia, CA
2018"Color Fundamentals for Fiber Artists", Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
2018"Color Fundamentals for Fiber Artists", Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Eureka, CA
2017"Natural Dyes and Handwoven Textiles", Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
2016"Natural Dyes and Handwoven Textiles", Loom and Shuttle Guild, San Francisco, CA
2016"Natural Dyes and Handwoven Textiles", Pacific Textile Arts, Fort Bragg, 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

YearsActivity
2019"Focus on Fiber", Redwood Art Association, Eureka, CA
2019Featured Fiber Artist Solo Show, Natural Fiber Fair, Arcata CA
2018"Fiber Arts" HHSG members show, The Ink People Center for the Arts, Eureka, CA
2018Victor Thomas Jacoby Award 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
2017"Of Threads and Hues: Linda Hartshorn" solo show, Pacific Textile Arts, Fort Bragg, CA
2016"Line", Pacific Textile Arts, Fort Bragg, CA
2016"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

YearsActivity
2019Featured Fiber Artist, Natural Fiber Fair, Arcata, CA
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
Linda Hartshorn displays her colorful handwoven textiles
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