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 17, 2021

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

Wild Foods Cooking & Preservation

Sunday April 18, 2021

Learn to utilize invasive and in season plants to make gourmet meals, nutritional additives, and medicinal teas and infusions with Lorelle Sherman.

Woven Rag Rugs

Saturday April 24, 2021 - Sunday April 25, 2021

Repurposed materials from sheets and clothing will be the basis of students’ exploration in texture, color, and shape-making using tapestry techniques.

Leather Working Basics

Saturday May 01, 2021

Students will learn to make a wallet, pouch, or small bag from start to finish, and gain an understanding of construction, hardware, and finishes.

Textile Marbling (May)

Sunday May 02, 2021

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

Mama and Child Natural Dyes!

Saturday May 08, 2021

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

Wasco Weaving: Sally Bag

Sunday May 09, 2021

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

Carving Wooden Wares: 4-Week Intensive

Monday May 10, 2021 - Monday May 31, 2021

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

Botanical Watercolor Paint Making

Saturday May 15, 2021 - Sunday May 16, 2021

Weaver & artist, Kayla Power guides students in the art of botanical paint making in 2-day class!

Tufted Wool Rug Weaving

Friday May 21, 2021 - Sunday May 23, 2021

Learn how to weave a sheep-friendly “sheepskin” rug through the technique of tufted wool weaving.

Big Baskets: Weaving with Reed (May 22-23)

Saturday May 22, 2021 - Sunday May 23, 2021

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

Wet Mounting Collage: Monoprints & Relief Printing

Saturday May 29, 2021 - Sunday May 30, 2021

Students will create original, colorful, textured, layered collages with fine Japanese papers and traditional Japanese wet mounting techniques.

Pack-Basket Weaving (May)

Saturday May 29, 2021 - Sunday May 30, 2021

Learn to weave a pack-basket in this 2-day intensive.

Contemporary Hand Quilting (June)

Saturday June 05, 2021

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

Expressive Line Drawing

Sunday June 06, 2021

Spend a day reconnecting with the spirit and energy of free-form drawing!

Tree Bark Basketry

Saturday June 12, 2021 - Sunday June 13, 2021

In this class we will explore the wonders of harvesting and weaving with the bark of local trees.

Katazome Indigo Resist

Saturday June 12, 2021 - Sunday June 13, 2021

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

Textile Marbling (June)

Saturday June 19, 2021

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

Family Indigo Dyeing!

Sunday June 20, 2021

Share the creative magic of indigo and part with beautifully dyed and patterned cotton bandanas and samples. Ideal for children over the age of 6.

Hand Carved Pendants

Saturday June 26, 2021

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

Basket Weaving: Natural Material Fiber Exploration

Saturday June 26, 2021 - Sunday June 27, 2021

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

Wooden Spoon Carving (June)

Sunday June 27, 2021

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

Fresh Leaf Indigo

Saturday July 10, 2021 - Saturday July 10, 2021

Calling all you urban indigo growers! Come play with freshly extracted indigo pigment to paint and print on fabric.

Summer Color: Natural Dyes of Portland (July)

Sunday July 11, 2021

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

Carving Wooden Utensil Sets

Saturday July 17, 2021 - Sunday July 18, 2021

Students will make bespoke utensils in a sturdy canvas utensil holder, while spending the weekend learning traditional greenwood carving techniques!

Beginning Basketry (July)

Sunday July 18, 2021 - Sunday July 18, 2021

In this beginning basketry class, students will explore fundamental plaiting and twining techniques to create a small woven vessel.

Woven Beaded Rings

Saturday July 24, 2021

The workshop will cover simple patterns in traditional flat weave one-bead netting, as well as finishing techniques and material options.

Woven Leather Baskets (July)

Saturday July 24, 2021

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

Crochet Rag Rugs

Sunday July 25, 2021

In this class, Tania will show you how to crochet a circular, oval, or rectangular rug using a big crochet hook and "yarn" made from scrap fabric.