Calendar

Clay & Fire: East Creek Ceramics Retreat

Saturday June 19, 2021 - Sunday June 20, 2021

East Creek is pleased to host this special 2-day ceramics retreat in collaboration with WildCraft Studio.

Textile Marbling (June)

Saturday June 19, 2021

Swirling patterns, organic shapes and natural formations: marbling offers a playful, no-pressure approach to textile surface design.

Flower Farm Watercolor Painting

Sunday June 20, 2021

Students will learn to plan compositions using thumbnail sketches, creating depth and dimension in your paintings to change the mood of your painting.

Family Indigo Dyeing!

Sunday June 20, 2021

Share the creative magic of indigo and part with beautifully dyed and patterned cotton bandanas and samples. Ideal for children over the age of 6.

Hand Carved Pendants

Saturday June 26, 2021

Beginning with a piece of jeweler’s wax, students will learn to carve, melt, drill & saw, forming a custom and uniquely shaped pendant.

Basket Weaving: Natural Material Fiber Exploration

Saturday June 26, 2021 - Sunday June 27, 2021

Explore structural design and weaving techniques to create unique, personalized baskets with a wide variety of plant materials. 

Mixed Media Landscapes

Saturday June 26, 2021

Spend the day immersed in the dramatic and vibrant landscape of the Columbia Gorge, in a mixed-media drawing/painting session guided by Carly Larsson.

Summer Wild Foods of the Coastal Forest (June)

Sunday June 27, 2021

Learn to identify and forage the wild foods found within the Oregon coastal rainforest and gather together to make a forest salad of fresh summer edibles.

Seaweed & Intertidal Edibles (June 27)

Sunday June 27, 2021

Join us for a day at the coast tasting fresh seaweed, preparing mussel dishes and pickling bull kelp.

Wooden Spoon Carving (June)

Sunday June 27, 2021

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

Tree Bark Basketry

Saturday July 10, 2021 - Sunday July 11, 2021

In this class we will explore the wonders of harvesting and weaving with the bark of local trees.

Fresh Leaf Indigo

Saturday July 10, 2021 - Saturday July 10, 2021

Calling all you urban indigo growers! Come play with freshly extracted indigo pigment to paint and print on fabric.

Summer Color: Natural Dyes of Portland (July)

Sunday July 11, 2021

Portland is in full bloom this time of year, and with a bright array of dye plants at our finger-tips to use as natural dyes.

Skin-on-Frame Kayak Building

Monday July 12, 2021 - Sunday July 18, 2021

Students will learn to build a kayak frame using only lashing, mortise and tenons, and wooden pegs: no metal or glue!

Summer Planting for Cool Season Flowers

Saturday July 17, 2021

Join Chelsea Willis to learn about cold hardy blooms, all of which can be planted in the fall to bring on earlier and stronger spring blooms.

Carving Wooden Utensil Sets

Saturday July 17, 2021 - Sunday July 18, 2021

Students will make bespoke utensils in a sturdy canvas utensil holder, while spending the weekend learning traditional greenwood carving techniques!

Beginning Basketry (July)

Sunday July 18, 2021 - Sunday July 18, 2021

In this beginning basketry class, students will explore fundamental plaiting and twining techniques to create a small woven vessel.

Woven Beaded Rings

Saturday July 24, 2021

The workshop will cover simple patterns in traditional flat weave one-bead netting, as well as finishing techniques and material options.

Woven Leather Baskets (July)

Saturday July 24, 2021

Students will learn how to transform leather into beautiful usable objects through measuring and cutting strips to weave together into a 3D form!

Wildflower Identification on Mount Hood

Sunday July 25, 2021

Join us as we explore the wild colors and varieties of the late summer alpine wildflowers on Mount Hood!

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (July 25th)

Sunday July 25, 2021

This class will introduce students to clamming, and foraging edible wild plants that grow close to the ocean and bays.

Crochet Rag Rugs

Sunday July 25, 2021

In this class, Tania will show you how to crochet a circular, oval, or rectangular rug using a big crochet hook and "yarn" made from scrap fabric.

Coastal Color: Natural Dyes of the Oregon Coast

Saturday July 31, 2021

This workshop leads students on a tour of natural colors found in the plants of the Oregon Coast!

Plein Air Painting: Oil & Acrylic (Aug)

Sunday August 01, 2021 - Sunday August 01, 2021

Plein Air painting is the practice of painting outdoors, in nature, and it is a lovely way to expand your connection to your local environment.

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (Aug 22nd)

Sunday August 22, 2021

This class will introduce students to clamming and foraging edible wild plants that grow close to the ocean and bays.

Flower Farm Dyes at Sweet Delilah Farm (Aug)

Saturday August 28, 2021

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

Screen Printing with Mordants & Natural Dyes

Friday September 03, 2021 - Sunday September 05, 2021

This class is a hands-on, detailed introduction to the techniques and processes needed to fully complete mordant-printed projects.

Seaweed & Intertidal Edibles

Sunday September 05, 2021

Join us for a day at the coast tasting fresh seaweed, preparing mussel dishes and pickling bull kelp.

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (Sept.)

Saturday September 11, 2021

This class will introduce students to clamming, and foraging edible wild plants that grow close to the ocean and bays.

Columbia Plateau Beading

Saturday September 11, 2021 - Sunday September 12, 2021

Students will work on a beautiful medallion while learning the history of beads in the Columbia plateau.

Fall Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Sunday September 12, 2021

Come explore the hidden dye plants that dot the urban landscape of Portland, Oregon!

East Creek Ceramics Residency

Monday September 13, 2021 - Sunday September 19, 2021

Escape to Oregon's coastal mountains for an intimate, six-day ceramics residency and retreat at East Creek Ceramics!

Botanical Inks: From Blossom to Bottle

Saturday September 18, 2021 - Sunday September 19, 2021

WildCraft is pleased to host Carolyn Sweeney of Strata Ink for a 2-day intensive focused on botanically-derived inks.

Botanical Inks: From Blossom to Bottle

Saturday September 18, 2021 - Sunday September 19, 2021

WildCraft is pleased to host Carolyn Sweeney of Strata Ink for a 2-day intensive focused on botanically-derived inks.

Japanese Natural Dyes

Saturday September 18, 2021

Ai (indigo), beni (safflower), akane (madder), and murasaki (alkanet) are among some of the quintessential Japanese dye plants we will cover in this class.

Color Theory in the Wild

Saturday September 18, 2021

Transform the way you see color in this offsite & studio workshop, using nature as inspiration.

Sashiko Japanese Mending

Sunday September 19, 2021

Used for centuries by rural people in Japan to mend and repair clothing, sashiko evolved into a decorative yet thrifty way to reuse and recycle fabric.

Coastal Mushroom Forage (Sept. 25)

Saturday September 25, 2021

Spend a day in the coastal forests of the Cascade Range, learning to ID & forage for edible mushrooms.

Hand Carved Rings: Wax to Bronze & Silver

Saturday September 25, 2021

Beginning with a piece of jeweler’s wax, students will learn to carve, melt, drill & saw, forming a custom and uniquely shaped ring.

Coastal Mushroom Forage (Sept. 26)

Sunday September 26, 2021

Spend a day in the coastal forests of the Cascade Range, learning to ID & forage for edible mushrooms.

Contemporary Hand Quilting

Sunday September 26, 2021

Students will design and hand sew their own contemporary quilted piece, but don’t let your mind stop at quilt squares!

Carving Wooden Wares: 4-Week Intensive

Thursday September 30, 2021 - Thursday October 21, 2021

Transform a freshly cut log or branch into beautiful hand-carved household utensils, like chopsticks, spreaders, and spoons.

Knit Sweater Construction

Thursday September 30, 2021 - Thursday October 21, 2021

The ability to take a few balls of yarn and turn them into a functional, custom-fit sweater is slow fashion at its absolute finest!

Post & Rung Stool Building

Friday October 01, 2021 - Sunday October 03, 2021

In this class, students will build a post-and-rung stool out of sustainably harvested Oregon White Oak.

Traditional Zapotec Weaving

Friday October 01, 2021 - Sunday October 03, 2021

Students will work with hand-dyed wool fibers, learning how to create geometric and pictorial motifs found in traditional Oaxacan rugs and tapestries.

Columbia Gorge Mushroom Forage (Oct. 2)

Saturday October 02, 2021

Spend a day in the fall forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Coast Range, Clatsop Mushroom Forage (Oct 3)

Sunday October 03, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near the Clatsop Forest.

Rigid Heddle Weaving- 4 week series

Tuesday October 05, 2021 - Tuesday October 26, 2021

During this evening weaving series, you will learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom.

Recording Time: Watercolor Painting Intensive

Tuesday October 05, 2021 - Tuesday October 26, 2021

Students will consider in close observation and in real time, the impermanence of a single leaf’s color and form as it changes over the span of 3 weeks.

Dreaming in Textiles

Wednesday October 06, 2021

Approach your creative process through the dream world, guided by Orquidia's uniquely experimental sensibility.

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (Oct.)

Saturday October 09, 2021

This class will introduce students to clamming, and foraging edible wild plants that grow close to the ocean and bays.

Coast Range, Tillamook Mushroom Forage (Oct 9)

Saturday October 09, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near the Tillamook Forest.

Raku Firing

Saturday October 09, 2021 - Saturday May 22, 2021

East Creek is pleased to host this special 1-day raku firing in collaboration with WildCraft Studio.

Beginning Upholstery: Tufted Ottoman

Saturday October 09, 2021 - Sunday October 10, 2021

We're thrilled to host Anne Williams of ADF Upholstery for this 2-day introduction to upholstery!

Repeat Pattern Design: Block Printed Textiles

Saturday October 09, 2021

Learn the process of designing a repeat pattern suited for textiles, carving and cutting a linoleum block, and printing on cotton and linen fabric.

Columbia Gorge Mushroom Forage (Oct. 10)

Sunday October 10, 2021

Spend a day in the fall forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Animal Friendly, Felted Sheepskins

Sunday October 10, 2021

In this workshop, students will become familiar with the qualities of different types of wool and what makes each appropriate for wet felting.

Mycology & Color: Mushroom Hunt & Dye

Saturday October 16, 2021 - Sunday October 17, 2021

Learn to use fungi to create beautiful, vibrant, and nontoxic dyes perfect for any natural fiber.

Mycology & Color: Mushroom Hunt & Dye

Saturday October 16, 2021 - Sunday October 17, 2021

Learn to use fungi to create beautiful, vibrant, and nontoxic dyes perfect for any natural fiber.

From the Ground Up: Oregon Mineral Watercolor Paints

Saturday October 16, 2021 - Sunday October 17, 2021

Students will head into the field, foraging for local mineral pigments, then back to the studio to learn how to turn these minerals into watercolor paint!

From the Ground Up: Oregon Mineral Watercolor Paints

Saturday October 16, 2021 - Sunday October 17, 2021

Students will head into the field, foraging for local mineral pigments, then back to the studio to learn how to turn these minerals into watercolor paint!

Pack-Basket Weaving

Saturday October 16, 2021 - Sunday October 17, 2021

Learn to weaving a pack-basket in this 2-day intensive.

Punch Needle Rugs

Saturday October 16, 2021

Join us for a 1-day exploration of an early American craft, Punch Needle Rug Hooking, also referred to as "Punch Needle".

Coast Range, Tillamook Mushroom Forage (Oct 17)

Sunday October 17, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near the Tillamook Forest.

Columbia Gorge Mushroom Forage (Oct. 23)

Saturday October 23, 2021

Spend a day in the fall forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Textile Marbling (Oct)

Saturday October 23, 2021

Swirling patterns, organic shapes and natural formations: marbling offers a playful, no-pressure approach to textile surface design.

Coast Range, Clatsop Mushroom Forage (Oct 24)

Sunday October 24, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near the Clatsop Forest.

In-Depth Mordanting for Natural Dyeing

Sunday October 24, 2021

Students will take a deep dive into the world of natural color-modifiers and color-binders known as mordants.

Embroidery & Beadwork: Expressions of Nature

Sunday October 24, 2021

WildCraft is pleased to host Sara for a one-day workshop focused on embroidery techniques and beadwork ideally suited to pictorial representation.

Loops to Lacework: Speciality Weaving Techniques

Friday October 29, 2021 - Sunday October 31, 2021

Join textile designer and weaver Jorie Garcia for a weekend of speciality weaving techniques and bump your skills to the next level!

Mt. Hood Fall Mushroom Forage (Oct 30)

Saturday October 30, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Rag Rug Weaving

Saturday October 30, 2021 - Sunday October 31, 2021

Repurposed materials from sheets and clothing will be the basis of students’ exploration in texture, color, and shape-making using tapestry techniques.

Mt. Hood Fall Mushroom Forage (Oct 31)

Sunday October 31, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Late Season Natural Dyes of Portland

Sunday October 31, 2021

Come explore the hidden dye plants that dot the urban landscape of Portland, Oregon!

Late Season, Columbia Gorge Mushroom Forage (Nov 6)

Saturday November 06, 2021

Spend a day in the fall forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Woodworking for Weavers: Tapestry Loom Building

Saturday November 06, 2021 - Sunday November 07, 2021

If you've got the patience to warp a loom, dye your own yarn, weave with intricate detail, you were MADE for woodworking!

Hand-Felted Slippers

Saturday November 06, 2021

A pair of hand-felted wool slippers might be at the top of our cozy list!

Beginning Basketry

Sunday November 07, 2021

In this beginning basketry class, students will explore fundamental plaiting and twining techniques to create a small woven vessel.

Beginning Willow Weaving

Saturday November 13, 2021 - Sunday November 14, 2021

Join us in this hands-on class to learn the basics of willow basketry, using locally grown and wildcrafted materials.

Wasco Weaving: Sally Bag

Saturday November 13, 2021

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

Wooden Spoon Carving

Sunday November 14, 2021

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

Big Baskets: Weaving with Reed

Saturday November 20, 2021 - Sunday November 21, 2021

Explore structural design and plaited weaving techniques to create unique, large baskets. 

Botanical Lake Pigments

Saturday November 20, 2021

Learn what to do with all those left over dye baths to get the most color out them and how to make concentrated pigment extracts.

Botanical Lake Pigments

Saturday November 20, 2021

Learn what to do with all those left over dye baths to get the most color out them and how to make concentrated pigment extracts.

Visible Mending

Sunday November 21, 2021

Visible Mending celebrates resourcefulness and sustainability.

Late Fall Wreaths (morning session)

Saturday November 27, 2021

What better way to celebrate the winter season than with a gorgeous handcrafted wreath!

Late Fall Wreaths (afternoon session)

Saturday November 27, 2021

What better way to celebrate the winter season than with a gorgeous handcrafted wreath!

Dala Horse Carving

Sunday November 28, 2021

In this seasonal workshop, students will learn Scandinavian flat-plane figure carving techniques as we work on our own dala-inspired horses.

Hand-Felted Ornaments

Sunday November 28, 2021

Take a textile twist on classic tree decor with hand felted ornaments!