Calendar

HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: Winter Scent Intro to Perfumery

Monday November 27, 2017

An introduction to natural perfumery and winter scent with perfumer and herbalist, Jessica Ring

HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: The Foraged Wreath

Tuesday November 28, 2017

An festive evening of wreath making!

HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: The Art of Bitters

Wednesday November 29, 2017

Learn to make herbal bitters, syrups and cordials for cozy winter drinking & gifting!

HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: Plant-Dyed Linen Napkins

Thursday November 30, 2017

Dress up your table with a set of naturally dyed linen napkins!

Beginning Embroidery: Folk Sampler

Saturday February 03, 2018

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

Natural Dyes for Beginners

Saturday February 03, 2018

Learning the process of natural dyeing may seem like a daunting prospect, and after fielding numerous requests over the years from textile-newbies, we finally created a 1-day workshop suited for...

Textile Marbling

Sunday February 04, 2018

This one-day workshop will begin with a short lecture on necessary preparation steps for marbling fabric, including material tips, fabric treatment, and a demonstration on mixing a methocel-based marbling gel.

Natural Perfumery

Saturday February 10, 2018 - Sunday February 11, 2018

This class will offer an introduction into the art of natural perfumery.

Kalapuya Basket Weaving

Saturday February 17, 2018

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

Bauhaus Block Printing

Saturday February 17, 2018 - Sunday February 18, 2018

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

Leather Craft 101

Monday February 19, 2018

This one-day class will introduce beginning leather craft techniques

Weekend Weaving Intensive

Friday February 23, 2018 - Sunday February 25, 2018

In this weekend intensive, you will learn how to the basics of weaving on a table-top rigid heddle loom.

Intro to Felting

Saturday February 24, 2018

In this felting class you’ll learn how to harness merino wool roving into a firm, felted textile sampler, wall hanging or coaster set for your home.

Wooden Spoon Carving

Sunday February 25, 2018

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

Columbia Plateau Beadwork

Saturday March 03, 2018 - Sunday March 04, 2018

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

Scandinavian Knife Making

Saturday March 10, 2018 - Sunday March 11, 2018

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

Handmade Lotions, Creams and Body Butters

Saturday March 10, 2018

In this workshop, herbalist Talia Hammond will guide us through the ins and outs of emulsions.

The Art of Mending

Sunday March 11, 2018

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

Japanese Textiles: Indigo & Surface Design

Saturday March 17, 2018

After 5 years of offering basic Indigo & Shibori workshops, we are excited to announce a class that focuses in-depth on a handful of specific binding, clamping

NW Plant Perfumery: Scents of Place

Saturday March 17, 2018

This class will focus on the use of Northwest harvested aromatic plants in the creation of medicinal natural perfumes.

Waterfall Series: Clackamas River Expedition

Sunday March 18, 2018

This excursion will consist primarily of on-trail hiking, with minimal scrambling.

Natural Paintmaking: Watercolor

Sunday March 18, 2018

Participants will have hands-on experience in processing minerals into pigments, and combining binders to create natural watercolor paints.

Textile Screenprinting with Natural Dyes

Saturday March 24, 2018 - Sunday March 25, 2018

Learn how to screenprint patterns on textiles using natural dyes.

Organic Applique Sampler

Saturday March 24, 2018

Develop a flexible set of applique techniques perfect for translating shapes and simple imagery into textile art.

Machine Knitting- All Levels

Friday March 30, 2018 - Sunday April 01, 2018

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

Aromatic Immersion: Natural Perfumery, Distillation, and Aromatherapy

Tuesday April 03, 2018 - Tuesday May 08, 2018

This 6-week series offers an intensive introduction into the world of natural aromatics and essential oils.

Weekend Weaving Intensive

Friday April 06, 2018 - Sunday April 08, 2018

In this weekend intensive, you will learn how to the basics of weaving on a table-top rigid heddle loom.

Big Baskets- Weaving with Rattan Reed

Saturday April 07, 2018 - Sunday April 08, 2018

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

Botanical Cyanotype Printing

Saturday April 07, 2018

This workshop focuses on relationship between Cyanotype, photography and botanical artwork.

Foraging for Earth Pigments

Saturday April 14, 2018

Join us in exploring the mountains, rivers, and creeks around Mt Adams and the Columbia River Gorge in search for minerals that can be used as a pigment in making natural paints. 

Wooden Spoon Carving

Saturday April 14, 2018

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

Botanical Inks & Handmade Brushes

Saturday April 14, 2018

Learn how to grind and prepare natural pigments and plant materials for ink-making.

Kids Craft: Bundle Dyeing

Sunday April 15, 2018

An afternoon of hands-on play with bright and colorful dye-plants & flowers!

Kids Craft: Frame Loom Weaving

Sunday April 15, 2018

An afternoon of learning to weave in a hands-on workshop designed for young creatives!

Spring Mushroom Foraging

Saturday April 21, 2018

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

Huarache Sandals

Saturday April 21, 2018

Lessons in leather-working, meet custom design in this sandal-making workshop.

Adirondack Pack-Basket Weaving

Saturday April 21, 2018 - Sunday April 22, 2018

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

Natural Paintmaking: Oil & Egg Tempera

Saturday April 21, 2018

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.

Waterfall Series: Deep Clackamas Expedition

Sunday April 22, 2018

Plan for a full day of hiking off-trail, bushwacking and traveling intermittently on game trails.

Kids Craft: Beginning Basketry

Sunday April 22, 2018

Weaving with natural materials is something many children gravitate toward.

Kids Craft: Indigo & Shibori

Sunday April 22, 2018

Easily one of the most magical experiences for both young crafters: untangling a piece of fabric dyed with the deep blue of indigo dye, patterned with organic shapes, squiggly lines and starbursts.

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

Sun-Printed Textiles: Cyanotype on Fabric

Saturday May 05, 2018

Learn to make bold, graphic and unique textiles through a photographic print-process known as cyanotype.

Women’s Rockhounding Camp & Ramble

Saturday May 05, 2018 - Sunday May 06, 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.

Teen Textiles: Leather Craft 101

Sunday May 06, 2018

This one-day class will introduce beginning leather craft techniques.

Teen Textiles: Intro to Natural Dyes

Sunday May 06, 2018

Explore a multitude of natural dye sources, from common herbs and spices to exotic roots and barks to native NW plants.

Teen Textiles: Block Printing

Saturday May 12, 2018

Block Printing is a versatile technique, ideal for those who love to create image and pattern. This workshop is dedicated to students who have an active drawing/design practice, who want to learn to transform their unique imagery into printed fabric

Teen Textiles: Felting 101

Saturday May 12, 2018

In this wet felting class you’ll learn how design and create a seamless wallet using merino wool, water, soap and arm power!

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.

Seaweed Harvesting

Saturday June 02, 2018

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

Indigo & Shibori

Saturday June 02, 2018

Learn a brief history of indigo dye, how to extract color and potency from the dye bath, and several surface design & patterning techniques.

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.

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.