Calendar

Basket Weaving: Natural Fiber Material Exploration

Saturday February 01, 2020 - Sunday February 02, 2020

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

Folk Embroidery Sampler

Saturday February 01, 2020 - Sunday February 02, 2020

In this 1.5 day workshop, students will learn a variety of basic and advanced embroidery stitches to complete a unique embroidered sampler.

Textile Marbling (Feb 8)

Saturday February 08, 2020

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

Pigments of Place: Natural Paint Making

Sunday February 09, 2020

This class is an invitation to connect with the land and its colors by learning to make paint with a rainbow of different iron ore-based earths and rock.

Dip Pen & Ink Calligraphy

Sunday February 09, 2020

Join lettering artist Amanda Donahue of The Scribblist in learning the magic of traditional pointed pen calligraphy with a modern twist.

Hand Woven Beaded Jewelry (Feb 15)

Saturday February 15, 2020

Jeweler and artist Sofija Olson of Studio Oma brings us a day of instruction around the tradition and technique of woven beadwork.

Woven Rag Rugs

Saturday February 15, 2020 - Sunday February 16, 2020

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

Contemporary Hand Quilting

Sunday February 16, 2020

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

Weekend Weaving Intensive

Friday February 21, 2020 - Sunday February 23, 2020

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

Drawing with Wool: Crewel Embroidery

Sunday February 23, 2020

Students learn crewel embroidery to create free-form embroidery where one “paints” with their stitches using wool yarn.

Columbia Plateau Beading

Saturday February 29, 2020 - Sunday March 01, 2020

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

Adirondack Pack-Basket Weaving (March 7-8)

Saturday March 07, 2020 - Sunday March 08, 2020

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

Leatherworking Basics

Sunday March 08, 2020

Students will learn to make a wallet, pouch, or small bag from start to finish, and gain an understanding of construction, hardware, and finishes.

Moku-hanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printing

Saturday March 14, 2020 - Sunday March 15, 2020

Students will learn the proper use of traditional tools and materials, carving, basic registration, and vocabulary associated with moku-hanga printing.

Hand Carved Rings: Wax to Bronze & Silver (March 15)

Sunday March 15, 2020

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

In-Depth Mordanting for Natural Dyeing

Saturday March 21, 2020

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

Batik: Ancient Technique, Contemporary Textiles

Sunday March 22, 2020

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

Weaving with a Natural Palette

Friday March 27, 2020 - Sunday March 29, 2020

Weaver and textile artist, Kayla Powers, comes to us from Detroit, MI for this 2.5-day Natural Dye + Weaving intensive!

Visible Mending: Patching & Darning

Sunday March 29, 2020

WildCraft is pleased to host Nina & Sonya Montenegro of The Far Woods to share mending techniques, including different kinds of patching and darning.

Hand Woven Beaded Jewelry (April 4)

Saturday April 04, 2020

Jeweler and artist Sofija Olson of Studio Oma brings us a day of instruction around the tradition and technique of woven beadwork.

Spring Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Sunday April 05, 2020

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

Silk Painting with Natural Dyes

Saturday April 11, 2020 - Sunday April 12, 2020

Design and hand-draw patterns on silk fabric using a gutta resist to create intricate or bold imagery through natural color and negative space.

Wild Foods of the Coastal Forest

Sunday April 12, 2020

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

Big Baskets: Weaving with Reed & Rattan

Saturday April 18, 2020 - Sunday April 19, 2020

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

Bangle Bracelets & Stacking Rings

Sunday April 19, 2020

Curious about metalsmithing? Interested in designing and making your own jewelry? This workshop guides students through basic metalsmithing techniques.

Spring Mushroom Challenge: Morels (April 25)

Saturday April 25, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging for the evasive morel mushroom, and learn about forest indicators that let you know morels might be nearby!

Indigo Patterning: Shibori & Resist Methods

Saturday April 25, 2020

In this class, students will gain in-depth experience in textile patterning with resist methods and traditional Japanese patterning techniques.

Spring Mushroom Challenge: Morels (April 26)

Sunday April 26, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging for the evasive morel mushroom, and learn about forest indicators that let you know morels might be nearby!

Plant Identification in Tryon Creek State Park

Sunday April 26, 2020

This hike is an introduction to native plants found in our local forests such as Oregon Grape, Oso Berry, Douglas Fir, and Pacific Waterleaf.

Textile Marbling (April 26)

Sunday April 26, 2020

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

Spring Mushroom Challenge: Morels (May 2)

Saturday May 02, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging for the evasive morel mushroom, and learn about forest indicators that let you know morels might be nearby!

Clay & Fire: East Creek Ceramics Retreat

Saturday May 02, 2020 - Sunday May 03, 2020

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

Mycology & Color: Mushroom Dyes

Saturday May 02, 2020

WildCraft is pleased to offer this rare chance to explore mushrooms as a source of natural dye.

Spring Mushroom Foray (May 3)

Sunday May 03, 2020

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

Hand-Drawn Repeats: Pattern Design

Sunday May 03, 2020

Students will explore patterns using different scales, line weights, and a variety of other design elements to achieve one-of-a-kind repeat patterns.

Indigenous Cordage

Sunday May 03, 2020

Students will learn about local NW plant fibers used to make cordage and string, while learning how to process plant fibers and create cordage.

Mussels & Seaweed Harvest (May 9)

Saturday May 09, 2020

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

Spring Mushroom Challenge: Morels (May 9)

Saturday May 09, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging for the evasive morel mushroom, and learn about forest indicators that let you know morels might be nearby!

Mama and Child Natural Dyes!

Saturday May 09, 2020

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

Spring Mushroom Challenge: Morels (May 10)

Sunday May 10, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging for the evasive morel mushroom, and learn about forest indicators that let you know morels might be nearby!

Mussels & Seaweed Harvest (May 10)

Sunday May 10, 2020

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

Wooden Spoon Carving

Sunday May 10, 2020

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

Wasco Weaving: Sally Bag

Sunday May 10, 2020

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

Spring Herbal Preparations

Saturday May 16, 2020

This workshop will create herbal preparations, such as cottonwood, nettles, and hawthorn to aid body and mind in the process of waking up and drying out.

Mt. Hood Mushroom Hunt (May 16)

Saturday May 16, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging and learning plant identification on Mt. Hood for morel and porcini mushrooms and their forest plant friends!

Sashiko Japanese Mending

Saturday May 16, 2020

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.

Mt. Hood Mushroom Hunt (May 17)

Sunday May 17, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging and learning plant identification on Mt. Hood for morel and porcini mushrooms and their forest plant friends!

Japanese Natural Dyes

Sunday May 17, 2020

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

Post & Rung Stool Building

Friday May 22, 2020 - Sunday May 24, 2020

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

Mountain Mushroom Forage (May 23)

Saturday May 23, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging and learning plant identification near Trout Lake, WA as we follow the mushroom's retreat to higher elevations!

Screen Printing with Natural Dyes

Saturday May 23, 2020

Join us for a full-day intensive focused on the art of printing with natural dyes.

Mountain Mushroom Forage (May 24)

Sunday May 24, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging and learning plant identification near Trout Lake, WA as we follow the mushroom's retreat to higher elevations!

Mountain Mushroom Forage (May 30)

Saturday May 30, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging and learning plant identification near Trout Lake, WA as we follow the mushroom's retreat to higher elevations!

Slow Fashion: Overdyeing Your Closet

Saturday May 30, 2020

Learn basic knowledge of common fibers used in apparel, plus a few hand simple sewing techniques you can use to “refresh” pieces in your closet.

Pine Needle Basketry

Saturday May 30, 2020

In this workshop, students will create a small basket using all-natural hemp and pine needles.

Spring Mushroom Foray (May 31)

Sunday May 31, 2020

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

Hand Carved Rings: Wax to Bronze & Silver (May 31)

Sunday May 31, 2020

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

Old Growth Forest Plant Identification & Ecology

Saturday June 06, 2020

The class will focus on the characteristics and ecology of an old growth forest as compared to newer forests.

Hand-Carved Bone Tools & Utensils

Saturday June 06, 2020

Learn how to source, prepare, and carve bones, and learn about the different qualities bone can have for specific handmade tools.

Forests After Fires: Plant Identification, Ecology & History

Sunday June 07, 2020

Join us as we explore the remnants and regrowth after the 2017 Eagle Creek fire, and the unique state of the forest ecosystems.

Blackberry Vine Basketry: Harvesting, Processing, & Weaving

Sunday June 07, 2020 - Sunday June 07, 2020

Students will learn how to harvest, process, and weave Himalayan Blackberry skins for both cordage and basket weaving.

Doug Fir Distillation & Lotion Making

Saturday June 13, 2020

Students will create an anti-inflammatory hydrosol from Doug Fir using a large-scale copper alembic still, and then use this essence to create a lotion!

Adirondack Pack-Basket Weaving (June 13-14)

Saturday June 13, 2020 - Sunday June 14, 2020

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

Experimental Indigo: Shibori & Wax Resists

Saturday June 13, 2020

Learn to create their own plant-based indigo dye vat as well as how to create patterns using wax resist, stitch resist and pole-wrapping techniques.

Hand-Stitched Geometric and Sashiko Patterns

Sunday June 14, 2020

learn the meditative and mindful properties of hand-stitching and how to create patterns improvisationally with sashiko thread and naturally dyed fabric.

From Tree to Table: Cutting Boards, Cheese Boards & Tea Trays

Saturday June 20, 2020 - Sunday June 21, 2020

Learn to make a simple, functional, and handmade cutting board, cheese board, or tea tray straight from the tree.

Botanical Cyanotypes

Saturday June 20, 2020

Harnessing the power of UV light, we will arrange botanical specimens, found objects and photo negatives on various materials to create beautiful prints.

Handmade Paint Brushes

Saturday June 20, 2020

Personalize your brushes to your unique style of mark-making, or alternatively, let your brushes decide what marks you’ll make.

Sunstones & Hot Springs: CO-ED Rockhounding Road Trip!

Saturday June 20, 2020 - Monday June 22, 2020

Join us for a CO-ED camping trip & rockhounding expedition in the remote borderlands of Oregon and Nevada!

Urban Botanical Inks

Sunday June 21, 2020

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

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (June 27th)

Saturday June 27, 2020

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

Woven Leather Baskets

Saturday June 27, 2020

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

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (June 28th)

Sunday June 28, 2020

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

Summer Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Sunday June 28, 2020

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.

Surfperch Fishing (July 11)

Saturday July 11, 2020

Students will learn proper rigging, a range of baits, fishing regulations, and most importantly, what to do when you feel that tug on your line!

Botanical Watercolor at Sweet Delilah Flower Farm

Saturday July 11, 2020

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

Surfperch Fishing (July 12)

Sunday July 12, 2020

Students will learn proper rigging, a range of baits, fishing regulations, and most importantly, what to do when you feel that tug on your line!

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (July 26th)

Sunday July 26, 2020

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

Wildflower Identification on Mount Hood

Saturday August 01, 2020

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

Surfperch Fishing (August 22)

Saturday August 22, 2020

Students will learn proper rigging, a range of baits, fishing regulations, and most importantly, what to do when you feel that tug on your line!

Surfperch Fishing (August 23)

Sunday August 23, 2020

Students will learn proper rigging, a range of baits, fishing regulations, and most importantly, what to do when you feel that tug on your line!

Coastal Wild Berry Jams

Sunday August 30, 2020

This workshop offers students the chance to learn how to preserve the wild summer bounty in the form of low-sugar jams.