Life After My BIG Sale

The big sale has come and gone but I still want to remember it. It was a huge success and lots of friends old and new, former students, and a surprising large number of textile enthusiasts came. It felt like a big party, and I had such a good time. Again, friends took care of things while I could just enjoy myself. This photo shows what greeted people as they entered the show. They were surprised and impressed. It really was like something completely different. The party went on from there. Visitors as well as volunteers all had a grand time. The original design was by Cynthia Broderson. She helped from early planning through to the end when I had things at home to put away.


I’ve gotten a few photos of people showing me how their new treasurers look in their new homes. I would love to see more photos. You can send them in the “Comments” or email me at Peggy@peggyosterkamp.com so I can share them here. I got one the other day and I can’t find it. I hope the new owner will send it again.


This is one treasure that went to a new home and her owner emailed asking how I hung it. That got me to thinking. This is 1//3 of a kimono length and I wanted to show that it was the beginning end where the artist/weaver “signed” it as an original.


I hung the kimono length on a closet pole (from hardware or lumber store) that I covered with washed white flannel. The flannel keeps the acid from the wood from touching the textile. Here I’m showing that method hanging another piece.


This shows the end of the covered closet pole and the large S hook I used.


This shows the end of the closet pole covered again.


The length of the closet pole and how I stitched the cover.


Very often I use monofilament to hang things when I can hang something from the middle of a rod. I might have used monofilament instead of the S hooks to hang the jacket shown above.


I always have monofilament on hand at home.


Here is the S hook. There were many types to choose from on Amazon.


After the holidays I think we’ll have things that are left on sale online. Stay tuned. First, I have to mark everything as SOLD on my database to know what is still available. You can click on PeggyOsterkampCollection.com to see what went into the sale. I’ll update it when we do the online sale.


4 thoughts on “Life After My BIG Sale”

    • Thanks for you input. I’d love some suggestions about what you’d like. That always inspires me. I was going to do a series on how to hang textiles, but that can wait. I usually post on Monday so if you have an idea right off the bat, send it and others whenever you think of something for me. Check out the categories list to look up previous posts–there are lots and lots. Also there is a search button and you can type in subjets to look up. I hope to hear from you soon and often if you like.
      Peggy

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