Crafts of the Past: Tatting with Patti Logan
June 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St.
The popular Crafts of the Past program returns to Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions share the methods and materials of their work. Each weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day, a different artist will be “in-residence” at the Fort with demonstrations and displays of their work. Most will also offer guests the opportunity to try the craft themselves. Featured crafts include tatting, blacksmithing, Native American basketry, banjo making, and many more.
Patti Logan will demonstrate the ancient tradition of tatting – making knotted lace. Visitors will have the chance to try their hand at tatting with needles, learning to make double stitches and picots. A simple rings-only pattern will be available as a handout.
Tatting was popularized in the mid-1800s. Beginning in 1846, Mademoiselle Eleonore Riego de la Branchardiere published numerous books that helped propulgate the practice. During the 19th century, women in North America learned and embellished their clothing, pillowcases, handkerchiefs, made tatted christening bonnets, etc.
Logan has been tatting for more than 20 years. She first mastered tatting with a needle, then became accomplished with a shuttle. She now teaches others at Arbutus folk school in Olympia. Free with paid admission.
Popup show at Matter Tacoma
June 17, 4-8 p.m.
Matter, 821 Pacific Ave.
Jewels, jewels, jewels! Popup show at Matter Tacoma. Featuring architectural smithing by Jennifer Bennett, ethnographic “chunkalicious” jewelry by Harriet McNamara, loomed and beaded modern jewelry by Saya Moriyasu, and urban jewels by "Best of Seattle Magazine" star, Regina Chang. Hours: Friday 2-7, Saturday noon-5, and by appointment. Plus see the new upstairs "cloud gallery" bursting with colorful ceramic works by Nicholas Nyland.
Festival of Sail
June 15 to 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Festival of Sail, 705 Dock St.
The Foss Waterway Seaport, Puget Sound’s maritime heritage, education, and event center, will officially welcome and host Festival of Sail 2017.
The Festival of Sail has partnered with the Foss Waterway Seaport to bring over 22 ships to the Thea Foss Waterway. Many of the 22 vessels will feature dockside and on board tours along with day sails of Commencement Bay. Passengers on these day sails may be asked to assist in the raising and maneuvering of the ship’s sails or with steering the ship. The Seaport is also pairing up with the charter boat My Girl for daily sailings and guided tours of maritime history and marine life on the waterway and Commencement Bay. Sailings will leave daily June 16, 17 and 18 at 9, 11, 1, 3 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on site from the South End of the Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St. Tickets are $20 can be purchased on site or from Captain Paul at (253) 927-5351.
The Festival will take place on the historic Thea Foss Waterway between the Museum of Glass and Thea’s Park. The Foss Waterway Seaport is at the center of the festivities, and will feature activities for all ages. The Festival of Sail is a ticketed event and tickets can be purchased at: ticketfly.com, festofsailtacoma.com, or by calling 1 (877) 4FLY-TIX. Parking is not included with event ticket purchase. Please plan your transportation in advance due to expected traffic volumes and limited parking adjacent to the Festival. Dock Street will be limited to north bound traffic only.