Calendar

Columbia Plateau Beadwork

Saturday April 01, 2017 - Sunday April 02, 2017

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

Columbia Plateau Plant Fiber Basketry

Saturday April 01, 2017

Students will use traditional plant fibers – tule, cattail leaves, sedge grass – to create a beautiful basket, in the Columbia Plateau style.

Beginning Embroidery: Crewel Pillows

Sunday April 02, 2017

Create a one-of- a-kind embroidered pillow, using crewel embroidery techniques and decorative stitches.

Beginning Weaving

Monday April 03, 2017 - Monday April 24, 2017

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

Bone Tools & Utensils

Saturday April 08, 2017

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

Blockprinted Textiles

Saturday April 08, 2017

Turn sketches and visual inspiration into designs for block printing on fabric: simple shapes become interesting and bold patterns in this 1-day workshop.

Textile Screenprinting with Natural Dyes

Saturday April 08, 2017 - Sunday April 09, 2017

Learn how to screenprint patterns on textiles using natural dyes.

Indigo & Shibori

Saturday April 15, 2017

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

Huarache Sandals

Saturday April 22, 2017

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

Folklore of Flowers

Saturday April 22, 2017

Join Liz Migliorelli of Sister Spinster in discussing flower folklore, ancient flower spells, and ways in which we can use flowers as medicinal remedies.

Spring Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Sunday April 23, 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.

Healing the Heart with Herbal Allies

Sunday April 23, 2017

This workshop will be focused on herbal allies that can assist us in taking powerful action toward healing our heart and treating shock and trauma.

Spring Medicine Making

Sunday April 23, 2017

At the farm, students will transform foraged herbs into tinctures, tonics, and teas to be used as preventative spring medicine.

Spring Mushroom Foraging

Saturday April 29, 2017

Spend a day in the fresh, springtime forest and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms.

Spring Mushroom Foraging

Sunday April 30, 2017

Spend a day in the fresh, springtime forest and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms.

Floral Folk Embroidered Tunic

Wednesday May 03, 2017 - Wednesday May 31, 2017

4-week course in several folk embroidery styles: students design a uniquely patterned, hand-embroidered, tunic-style dress or top.

Tapestry Weaving

Friday May 05, 2017 - Sunday May 07, 2017

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

Spring Mushroom Foraging

Saturday May 06, 2017

Spend a day in the fresh, springtime forest and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms.

Botanical Inks for Painting & Drawing

Saturday May 06, 2017

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

Natural Dyes of the Columbia River Gorge

Saturday May 06, 2017

This workshop explores the rich and unusual dye plants of the Columbia Gorge: students learn to harvest, process and create natural dyes for textiles.

Tending our Wild Hearts: Rose, Strawberry and Hawthorn Medicine

Saturday May 13, 2017

Harvest walk, medicine making and exploration into the rich cultural and spiritual traditions of wild strawberry, rose and hawthorne.

Machine Knitting: All Levels

Friday May 19, 2017 - Sunday May 21, 2017

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

Native Clay Dig

Saturday May 20, 2017

This workshop covers the basics of where to find and how to collect clay, along with the various uses of clay minerals in ceramics.

Wasco Weaving: Sally Bag

Saturday May 20, 2017

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

Botanical Drawing: Columbia Gorge Wildflowers

Sunday May 21, 2017

Soak in the glory of the Columbia Gorge wildflower season with a day of observing and drawing.

Edible Seaweed of the Oregon Coast

Sunday May 28, 2017

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

Beginning Weaving (June Session)

Thursday June 01, 2017 - Thursday June 22, 2017

In this 4-week course students will learn how to weave on a table-top rigid heddle loom.

Wooden Spoon Carving

Saturday June 03, 2017

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

Adirondack Pack-Basket Weaving (June Session)

Saturday June 03, 2017 - Sunday June 04, 2017

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

The Art of Mending (June Session)

Saturday June 03, 2017

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

Herbal Wines, Cordials & Elixirs

Saturday June 10, 2017

This class will explore the history of herbal brewing and an introduction to basic herbal winemaking principles.

Medicine of the NW Coast

Saturday June 10, 2017 - Sunday June 11, 2017

Students will spend time in the forest learning about plant ecology and botany, wild harvesting and medicine-making.

Intermediate Coast Salish Weaving

Saturday June 10, 2017 - Sunday June 11, 2017

This 2-day workshop teaches the advanced Coast Salish twined weave style, found in both everyday and ceremonial clothing.

Northwest Plateau “V” Tule Basket

Saturday June 10, 2017

Students will work with tule warps and Z-twine, split cattail leaves, learning various rim endings, ideal for those who have taken a basket weaving class.

Marbled Textiles

Saturday June 17, 2017 - Sunday June 18, 2017

Marbled Textiles explores organic patterns, and surface design through a painterly, free-form textile technique.

Indigo & Shibori (June Session)

Saturday June 17, 2017

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

Flax to Linen: Fiber & Spinning

Saturday June 17, 2017 - Sunday June 18, 2017

Come experience the beauty of fiber flax fields in bloom and learn how to hand-process flax straw into linen yarn.

Healing Herbal Oils, Salves, Poultices and Balms

Saturday June 24, 2017

Together, students will learn about some powerful plants and medicine making using plants like Violet, Comfrey, Plantain, and Saint John’s Wort

Women’s Rockhounding Camp & Ramble

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Sunday June 25, 2017

Join us as the summer kicks off for a women’s rockhounding retreat through the ancient geology of the Pacific Northwest.