Calendar

Flower Farm Dyes: Natural Dyeing on Sauvie Island

Saturday September 30, 2017

For plant-dye enthusiasts! Students will be working on-site at Vibrant Valley Farm to harvest, process and dye with flowers on cotton, wool and silk fiber

Snow Peak Fiber Mill & Arm Knitting

Saturday September 30, 2017 - Sunday October 01, 2017

See the inner-workings of Snow Peak Fiber Mill on a custom tour, followed by a studio day working with luxurious merino wool to arm-knit a rug or throw

Leather Craft 101

Saturday October 07, 2017

This one-day class will introduce beginning leather craft techniques

The Art of Mending

Saturday October 07, 2017

Extend the life of your clothing, while creating functional art and building vital and utilitarian sewing skills.

Fall Mushroom Forage

Saturday October 14, 2017

Spend a day in the autumn forests of the Columbia Gorge and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms.

Scandinavian Knife Making

Saturday October 14, 2017 - Sunday October 15, 2017

Make a Scandinavian knife with knife maker Jeremy Thomas, owner of Sasha Wilderness Living Tools.

Silk Painting

Saturday October 14, 2017 - Sunday October 15, 2017

Learn to paint on lustrous silk fabric with your own hand drawn designs. Gutta resist and all natural plant based dyes will be used in this 2-day intensive

Beginning Weaving

Wednesday October 18, 2017 - Wednesday November 08, 2017

Learn how to weave on a table-top rigid heddle loom, in this introductory weaving course.

Wooden Spoon Carving

Saturday October 21, 2017

Learn how to select an ideal wood for carving, how to use simple hand-carving tools to create a handsome and useful spoon.

Textile Screenprinting with Natural Dyes

Saturday October 21, 2017 - Sunday October 22, 2017

Learn how to screenprint patterns on textiles using natural dyes.

Columbia Plateau Beadwork

Saturday October 21, 2017 - Sunday October 22, 2017

Join Brigette for discussion and teaching of Columbia Plateau beadwork, including a history of local beadwork, and creation of a beaded piece.

Build It: Weaving Tools

Sunday October 22, 2017

Create your own weaving tools from select hardwoods in this 1-day workshop focusing on tapestry beaters/combs, shuttles and bobbins

Matsutake Mushroom Forage!

Friday October 27, 2017

We're on the hunt for late fall mushrooms, including the prized MATSUTAKE!

Natural Paintmaking: Oil & Egg Tempera

Saturday October 28, 2017

Participants will have hands-on experience in processing minerals into pigments, as well as mixing them with various types of binders to make oil paint.

Beginning Embroidery: Folk Sampler

Saturday October 28, 2017

In this one-day workshop, students will learn a variety of basic and advanced embroidery stitches to complete a unique embroidered sampler.

Root to Flower: Natural Dye Intensive

Sunday October 29, 2017


Stinging Nettle Gather & Cordage Making

Saturday November 04, 2017 - Sunday November 05, 2017

Harvest and process nettle into cordage, using techniques and traditions preserved by NW Native artists.

Bauhaus Block Printing for Textiles

Saturday November 04, 2017 - Sunday November 05, 2017

Drawing inspiration from the history of Bauhaus Textiles, students will be introduced to repeat block-printing using a geometric and structured approach.

Textile Screenprinting with Natural Dyes

Saturday November 04, 2017 - Sunday November 05, 2017

Learn how to screenprint patterns on textiles using natural dyes.

Winter Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Saturday November 11, 2017

Learn to extract natural dyes for textiles from plants, barks, flowers, and weeds found along the roadsides and in garden plots throughout the city.

Wasco Weaving: Flat Twined Sally Bag

Saturday November 11, 2017 - Sunday November 12, 2017

The 2-day class will focus on Wasco-style weaving techniques and patterned design work, teaching a Native art of the Columbia Plateau.

Ikat Weaving

Wednesday November 15, 2017 - Wednesday December 06, 2017

This class will cover warping, creating an image-based design, tapestry weaving techniques, weft shading, and finishing techniques.

Advanced Kalapuya Basket Weaving

Saturday November 18, 2017 - Sunday November 19, 2017

Spend the day learning how to process Western Red Cedar bark, prepare it for weaving, weave a medium sized basket, learn four different weaving techniques.