Portland Studio

WildCraft West: our Portland OR studio opened in March 2016. This 3000 sq ft space is also the showroom & shop of Fieldwork Design & Architecture.
WildCraft West offers 4-week evening courses and weekend workshops in contemporary craft skills, traditional textile practices and fresh perspectives on art-school classics. If you’d like to stop by the studio, please do so on weekends between 11am-3pm. 

WildCraft West
601 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR

Classes at Portland Studio:

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.

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

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. 

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!

Textile Marbling

Sunday April 15, 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.

Huarache Sandals

Saturday April 21, 2018

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

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.

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.

Spring Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Sunday April 29, 2018

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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 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.