GENERAL MEETING, TUESDAY, MARch 28th 2017

The MARCH meeting will be held at the Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219)

History & Manufacture of the Hand Sewing Needle
CAROL PERRENOUD

It takes 13 steps to make a needle. We will travel through the ages to see how needles were first made by hand and then the advances to manufacture in factories. Carol will show images of her VIP factory tour in England which will not be so dull as you might imagine.

Carol Perrenoud and friend

Carol Perrenoud and friend

Carol Perrenoud is a founding member of the Portland Bead Society, long time board member and co-owner of Beadcats with Virginia Blakelock. Beadcats is a distributor for British sewing needles but also carries needles from India and Japan.

MARCH MEMBER ARTIST - Tony McCarthy

Early-Bird Beading:  5:00pm to 6:15pm

KINGA NICHOLS COMING TO PBS

We are fortunate to have Kinga Nichols teaching 3 days of workshops from May 20th to 22nd, 2017. To find out more about how to register and details of her classes go to our Classes page.

 

Short Bigeye Bracelet

Short Bigeye Bracelet



Delta Waldt August 16, 1923 -- February 4, 2017

Delta Waldt and Mary Cave

Delta Waldt and Mary Cave

Delta Waldt

Delta Waldt

Delta was quite a woman. She was positive, enthusiastic, creative, independent, strong minded, confident, and feisty. She was well traveled with her husband Bob and often shared stories of the places they visited. Just last year she went on a river cruise in France and had a trip to Spain planned for this spring. She also was the ultimate hunter-gatherer: from beads, to Asian collectables, to
seashells.

She had a wide range of interests: from making Barbie doll jewelry, of which she only recently gave up, to tending her extensive flower filled garden as well as attending her garden club meetings for 25 years. She was the consummate night owl whether she was in the beading mode or on a reading binge; she would be up to the wee hours enjoying herself.

Delta was a long time member as well as a board member of the Portland Bead Society. I couldn’t find her exact tenure as Advertising Coordinator but at least from 1995 until sometime between 2010 and 2014, she took care of all the advertising that helped fund our newsletter and later the website. She loved going to our general meetings and being around like-minded bead crazed folks! For many years both Delta and Margaret Scovil held court at the membership table at the bead bazaar, offering up the virtues of our society to prospective members, usually with their latest bead project in front of them.

Back in the day, 1997, four bead-crazed women traveled to Sacramento to attend Embellishments, which was the original name of The Bead and Button Show. We joined other beaders from Portland and having had the time of our life with bead shopping, classes and general frivolity decided to get together every month to bead. We still meet monthly. In the years that passed I watched her creative endeavors evolve as our friendship grew. Our little bead group will miss Delta very much.

Delta had other bead friends in groups, I know they loved her as we did and will miss her like we will.

As sad as we are with her passing, I know she missed her husband Bob. They were married in 1942 when she was just 19 years old, and
they were months away from celebrating their 70th anniversary when Bob passed away in 2012.

Delta Waldt and Fran Stone

Delta Waldt and Fran Stone


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