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:

Fall Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Saturday September 07, 2019

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

Family Friendly Natural Dye

Sunday September 08, 2019

After years of requests to offer a kids-friendly natural dye class, WildCraft is happy to share the studio with those little people in your life!

Fall Fruit: Companion Planting with Natives

Saturday September 14, 2019

April Jamison will share how to honor and support our local ecosystems by planting regionally suited fruit trees with Pacific Northwest Native companions.

Wasco Weaving: Sally Bag

Saturday September 14, 2019

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

Botanical Illustration

Sunday September 15, 2019

Artistic plant-lovers, sharpen those 2B pencils and join artist and WildCraft Founder, Chelsea Heffner as she shares her love of the natural world.

Eco-Friendly Kitchen Sink Dyes

Sunday September 15, 2019

Join us for a tour through the pantry, fridge and spice rack, searching for color in your everyday kitchen.

Screen Printing with Natural Dyes

Saturday September 21, 2019

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

Katazome Indigo Resist

Saturday September 21, 2019 - Sunday September 22, 2019

Katazome is a centuries-old Japanese dyeing technique in which artists create a resist paste and apply it to cloth using hand-carved stencils.

Big Basket Willow Weaving

Saturday September 28, 2019 - Sunday September 29, 2019

Join us in this hands-on class to learn the basics of large-scale basketry, using native willow.

Macramé Market Bag Weaving

Saturday September 28, 2019 - Sunday September 29, 2019

WildCraft is pleased to host Jo Abellera from California for this special 2-day macrame intensive!

Carving Wooden Wares: 4-Week Intensive

Monday September 30, 2019 - Monday October 21, 2019

Transform a freshly cut log or branch into beautiful hand-carved household utensils, like chopsticks, spreaders, and spoons.

Weaving with Indigo (4-week intensive)

Monday September 30, 2019 - Monday October 21, 2019

Megan Mesloh will teach students the art of resist-dyeing warp threads, dressing a rigid heddle loom, and creating a finished weaving.

The Language of Tea

Friday October 04, 2019

We’ll take a look into the often mythical past of tea to explore their many origins, and how they've now found their way to the shelves of your cupboard.

Heirloom Wooden Ladders

Saturday October 05, 2019 - Sunday October 06, 2019

Learn the basics of mortise and tenon joinery while building a small and sturdy ladder, perfect for holding blankets, quilts, or towels

Intro to Jewelry: Hand-Carved Rings

Saturday October 05, 2019

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

Wild Knits: Beginning Knitting

Sunday October 06, 2019

This one-day workshop pairs plant-dyed yarns with basic knitting stitches, in a friendly and supportive environment designed for beginners.

The Art of Everyday Herbalism

Wednesday October 09, 2019 - Wednesday October 30, 2019

Seeing plants as food, medicine, and a source of intuitive guidance, students can lay the groundwork for a practice of individualized healing.

Mycology & Color: Mushroom Dyes

Saturday October 12, 2019

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

Visible Mending, Patching & Darning

Saturday October 12, 2019

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

Herbal Oxymel & the Ethics of Plant Medicine

Sunday October 13, 2019

Let's discuss the interaction with both cultivated and wild plants and the importance of careful and conscious ethical practices of medicine making.

Tapestry Weaving: Designing Through Color and Shape

Saturday October 19, 2019 - Sunday October 20, 2019

Students will be introduced to tapestry weaving through creating simple shapes, exploring textures, and finishing a weaving.

Hand Woven Beaded Jewelry

Sunday October 20, 2019

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

Oregon Coastal NW Native Basketry (Oct)

Saturday October 26, 2019 - Sunday October 27, 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.

Indigo Patterning: Shibori & Resist Methods

Saturday October 26, 2019

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

Pigments of Place: Natural Paint-Making

Sunday October 27, 2019

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.

Indigenous Heritage of the Pacific Northwest

Friday November 01, 2019

To kick off Native American Heritage Month, WildCraft is celebrating and educating for this first ever open house event, held at our studio in Portland.

Winter Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Saturday November 02, 2019

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

Sashiko Japanese Mending

Saturday November 02, 2019

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.

Spoon & Spatula Carving

Sunday November 03, 2019

Beginning with freshly cut logs, Rose guides students through splitting, sizing blanks and finishing hand-carved spoons and spatulas for the kitchen.

Fall Face & Body Rituals

Sunday November 03, 2019

Learn about various herbs, oils, and remedies for skin care including calendula, prunella, rose, and St. John's wort.

Wild Salmon Seasonal Preservation

Saturday November 09, 2019

Join us for this opportunity to learn about wild salmon: processing and preservation techniques.

Swedish Dala Horse Carving

Sunday November 10, 2019

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

Traditional Nordic Knife & Sheath Crafting

Saturday November 16, 2019 - Sunday November 17, 2019

Make a Scandinavian knife with knife maker Jeremy Thomas, owner of Sasha Wilderness Living Tools.

Hand-crafted Incense Cones of the PNW

Saturday November 16, 2019

Join instructor Nichole Graf in deepening your understanding of plant medicine through combustible natural incense.

Home Health for the Whole Family

Sunday November 17, 2019

Parents and kids alike will get their hands dirty making potions, elixirs, and the famous "bunny dropping" cough drops.

Botanical Lip Tints

Saturday November 23, 2019

Join Melissa Fuller of GatherWise Skincare for a day of crafting natural beauty products!

Autumn Foraged Wreath

Sunday November 24, 2019

Join Jill Mason of Starflower in learning how to construct your very own seasonally foraged wreath.