Calendar

Vibrant Valley Fresh Indigo Dye

Saturday April 28, 2018

The ladies behind Vibrant Valley Farm have spent the past 2 years studying, testing and growing indigo, with the goal of bringing a piece of traditional Japanese...

Spring Medicine Making

Saturday April 28, 2018

It’s time for new growth and a fresh start: and time to supporting the body’s transition from winter hibernation to the active season of spring!

Spring Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Sunday April 29, 2018

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

Spring Mushroom Foraging

Saturday May 05, 2018

Spend a day in the mountain forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for spring mushrooms.

Beginning Embroidery: Folk Sampler

Saturday May 05, 2018

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

Columbia Gorge Dye Plants

Saturday May 05, 2018

The Eastern edge of the Columbia River Gorge, with its dramatic cliffs, rolling grasslands, and windswept hillsides is barely two hours from Portland, Oregon

Women’s Rockhounding Camp & Ramble

Saturday May 05, 2018 - Monday May 07, 2018

The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most beautiful volcanic rocks and minerals on the continent, with a smattering of ancient tropical clays and fossil creatures from an ocean long gone.

Spring Mushroom Foraging

Sunday May 06, 2018

Spend a day in the mountain forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for spring mushrooms.

Mama & Child Natural Dye!

Sunday May 13, 2018

We’re celebrating the sweetest holiday of the year: Mother’s Day with a super special Mama & Child natural dye class!

Seaweed Harvesting

Saturday May 19, 2018

Learn about seaweed species, ethical harvesting techniques, seasonal timing, processing, simple recipes, and seaweed ethnobotany and ocean ecology.

Naturally Dyed Leather

Saturday May 19, 2018 - Sunday May 20, 2018

Learn techniques for using natural dyes with leather!

Batik: Ancient Technique, Contemporary Textiles

Saturday May 19, 2018

The practice of batik is one shared by cultures across the globe, from the Far East to Middle East, Central Asia to India.

The Gorge Fire - A Perfume Tribute

Saturday May 19, 2018

This class will pay homage to the special burned places in the gorge by creating a medicine perfume from the essences of the many aromatic plants that grow there.

Spring Foods and Medicines of the Coast

Sunday May 20, 2018

This class will offer students an introduction to coastal forest plant foods and medicines by gaining identification and locating skills, ethical harvesting awareness, plant processing and storage, and medicine making abilities.

Waterfall Series: Gifford Pinchot Expedition

Sunday May 20, 2018

Looking for a real adventure to push you to your limits?

Machine Knitting- All Levels

Friday June 01, 2018 - Sunday June 03, 2018

In this weekend intensive, beginning students will learn how to design and construct knitted fabrics with a manually operated Brother Knitting Machine.

Wild Sea Edibles

Saturday June 02, 2018

This class will introduce students to surf fishing, mussel and clam harvesting, and edible seaweeds.

Wild Sea Edibles

Sunday June 03, 2018

This class will introduce students to surf fishing, mussel and clam harvesting, and edible seaweeds.

At Home in the Wild: Camp Pro

Sunday June 03, 2018

Do you dream of getting away from it all and finding your own sacred place in the wilderness?

Intermediate Weaving: Juncus Basketry

Saturday June 09, 2018 - Sunday June 10, 2018

Students will learn traditional Native basket weaving techniques, including plaiting, single twine, triple strand twine, and embrocation for designs.

Textile Screenprinting with Natural Dyes

Saturday June 09, 2018 - Sunday June 10, 2018

Learn how to screenprint patterns on textiles using natural dyes.

Specialty Weaving: Color and Weave

Friday June 15, 2018 - Sunday June 17, 2018

The term color and weave refers to patterning effects in weaving that occur through specific sequencing of contrasting warp and weft colors.

Kalapuya Basket Weaving

Saturday June 16, 2018

Students will spend the day learning how to process Western Red Cedar bark, prepare it for weaving, weave a medium sized basket.

Summer Medicine Making

Saturday June 16, 2018

Summer is the perfect season for interactive learning on herbs and practices that support healthy gut balance.

Intro to Jewelry: Hand-Carved & Cast Rings

Saturday June 23, 2018

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

Summer Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Saturday June 30, 2018

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

Hungarian Written Embroidery

Saturday June 30, 2018

In this class you will learn the basic stitches of Hungarian written embroidery, a folk style that originated in Transylvania, Romania in the late 18th Century.