The Gypsea Weaver – Rebecca Hooper

Weaving Maritime Ropes: Transforming Retired Fishing Material into Art

Date

Jun 07 2024 - Aug 04 2024
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Time

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening Reception– Friday, June 7th, 5-7pm

Rebecca Hooper practices the art of weaving retired fishing ropes and nets in her Gypsea Weaver Studio, nestled in Newport, Oregon. Sourcing materials directly from commercial fishing vessels working out of the Port of Newport, she weaves life into discarded gear, providing an  eco-friendly alternative to the landfill. With each creation, Rebecca celebrates Newport’s maritime heritage while advocating for sustainability. This show runs through August 4th in the Fiber Arts Gallery.