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:

Adirondack Pack-Basket Weaving (Oct)

Saturday October 24, 2020 - Sunday October 25, 2020

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

Basket Weaving: Natural Material Fiber Exploration

Saturday October 31, 2020 - Sunday November 01, 2020

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

Big Baskets: Weaving with Reed (Nov)

Saturday November 07, 2020 - Sunday November 08, 2020

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

Sculptural Crochet: Lichen Forms

Saturday November 07, 2020

In this workshop, students will learn the basic stitches and techniques of crochet and begin creating a wall-hanging inspired by PNW lichen.

Contemporary Hand Quilting

Sunday November 08, 2020

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

Introduction to Papercutting

Saturday November 14, 2020

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

Screen Printing with Natural Dyes

Sunday November 15, 2020

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

Winter Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Saturday November 21, 2020

This workshop leads students through all the steps of dying with fresh and dried plants, with a special focus on flowers, berries and roots.

Woven Leather Baskets (Nov)

Sunday November 22, 2020

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

Winter Wreath Making

Saturday November 28, 2020

This workshop goes beyond the basics of wreath construction, to share the art of thoughtful and sustainable design with farmer and florist Chelsea Willis.

Swedish Dala Horse Carving

Sunday November 29, 2020

In this seasonal workshop, students will learn Scandinavian flat-plane figure carving techniques as we work on our own dala-inspired horses.