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:

Spring Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Saturday April 27, 2019

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

Indigo: Living Shades of Blue

Sunday April 28, 2019

Indigo enthusiast and textile artist, Britt Boles will guide students through the myriad of blue hues of indigo.

Handmade Lotions, Creams and Body Butters

Sunday April 28, 2019

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

Wooden Spoon Carving (May)

Saturday May 04, 2019

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

Batik: Ancient Technique, Contemporary Textiles

Saturday May 04, 2019

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

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

Saturday May 11, 2019

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

Mama and Child Natural Dye!

Saturday May 11, 2019

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

Natural Paint Making

Sunday May 19, 2019

Participants will have hands-on experience processing minerals into pigments, as well as mixing them with various binders to make watercolor & oil paints.

Weaving with a Natural Palette

Saturday May 25, 2019 - Monday May 27, 2019

Weaver and textile artist, Kayla Powers, comes to us from Detroit, MI for this 3-day Natural Dye + Weaving intensive!

Oregon Coastal NW Native Basketry

Saturday June 01, 2019 - Sunday June 02, 2019

In this 2-day workshop, students will learn, start to finish, a style of NW Native basket weaving, using Western Red Cedar bark & Coastal Sweetgrass Sedge.

Build a Post-and-Rung Stool

Saturday June 01, 2019 - Sunday June 02, 2019

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

Garment Drafting & Construction: Pants, Jumpsuits & Bottoms

Saturday June 08, 2019 - Sunday June 09, 2019

In this two-day intensive, students are guided through creating a reusable paper pattern and completing a garment from an existing item in their wardrobe.

Abalone Shell Weaving

Saturday June 15, 2019

In this class, students will combine natural materials and local plants to weave around an abalone shell, using traditional Native weaving techniques.

Textile Marbling (June)

Sunday June 16, 2019

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

Adirondack Pack-Basket Weaving

Saturday June 22, 2019 - Sunday June 23, 2019

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

Build a Folding Camp Stool

Sunday June 23, 2019

Students will use a combination of hand tools and power tools to build a folding stool frame out of sustainably harvested Oregon White Oak.

Summer Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Sunday June 30, 2019

Portland is in full bloom this time of year, and with a bright array of dye plants at our finger-tips.