Sally Talaga

Woodland Weaver & More

Sally Talaga discovered hand weaving  shortly after moving to Honesdale, PA in 1982 when she attending a demonstration by members of the Woodland Weavers & Spinners Guild. Through its classes, workshops, equipment exchange and lending library she honed her skills while at home raising a family. Then, for almost twenty-five years as Executive Director of Wayne County Historical Society, she had little time for weaving. After her retirement in 2013, Sally has been exploring tradition weave structures to create colorful wearables and home furnishings.

Studio – 49 Charles Street, White Mills, PA, open by appointment

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“You know what a necklace is, which is usually made of some sort of metal.  So when it is made of fabric (textile), what do you call it?

a texlace

These 100% cotton texlaces are hand woven using a very time consuming inlay technique called theo-morman.  Each texlace took about 25 hours just to weave.  That is not counting the time it took to design, calculate the length and measure the warp, dress the loom and hand finish each piece once they came off the loom.”