Etcetera - 9/13/12


Kirkman House Museum will open an exhibit of weavings by the late Peggy Hoyt in conjunction with the rededication of the Peggy Hoyt Textile Center on museum grounds, 214 N. Colville St.

The ceremony will be 10 a.m. Saturday, concurrent with the museum's Sheep to Shawl event.

The exhibit is a retrospective of more than 30 years devoted to weaving and the teaching of fiber arts, said Rick Tuttle, Kirkman board member, in a release.

A Bend, Ore., native, Peggy was a longtime resident of Walla Walla and mentored many local weavers.

During a year's sabbatical in Norway, she studied weaving with other internationally known textile artists.

The retired home economics teacher wove a variety of items, from utilitarian household textiles to highly complex, decorative pieces reproducing ancient patterns.

She and husband Ken created a drawloom attachment for her large floor loom on which she fabricated intricate designs.

"Ken was a fine furniture craftsman and some of his work will be displayed also," Rick said. Peggy's extensive library and collection of her weaving records are also housed at the museum. She died in 2011.

Children will be able to read "Meet the Clock Family" en Español, now that the Spanish version of Walla Walla author Debra R. Williams' book has also been released as "Conoce la Familia Clock."

Clock sisters Tick, Tack and Tock decide to get something really special for their mom's birthday.

Aided by magical stuffed dragons and a genie, the girls dig a hole to China, seek a magic doorway and return in time to give their mom her gifts.

The Tate Publishing and Enterprises book is available nationwide and can be ordered through the publisher at, or

Debra, husband Bob and mother-in-law Dolores live in Walla Walla. Debra has three daughters and five grandchildren.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at or afternoons at 526-8313.


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