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:

Wooden Spoon Carving

Saturday September 09, 2017

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

Naturally Dyed Leather

Saturday September 09, 2017 - Sunday September 10, 2017

Learn techniques for using natural dyes with leather!

Building a Practice: Weaving as Contemporary Expression

Monday September 11, 2017 - Monday October 23, 2017

6-week critique seminar program designed to facilitate artistic growth through lectures, critiques, studio visits, work-time and the dedicated group support.

Textile Block Printing For Illustrators & Designers

Saturday September 16, 2017

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.

Columbia Plateau Cedar Bark Basket

Saturday September 16, 2017

In this 1-day class, students will measure and cut Western Red Cedar, learning to make their own folded gathering basket.

Kalapuya Basket Weaving

Saturday September 23, 2017

Students will spend the day learning how to process Western Red Cedar bark, prepare it for weaving, weave a medium sized basket.

Sculptural Embroidery

Saturday September 23, 2017

Learn to create sculptural embroidery and textural stitches such as bullion knots, woven picot, and shisha in this 1day intensive with 3 bonus studio hours

Leather Craft 101

Saturday October 07, 2017

This one-day class will introduce beginning leather craft techniques

The Art of Mending

Saturday October 07, 2017

Extend the life of your clothing, while creating functional art and building vital and utilitarian sewing skills.

Scandinavian Knife Making

Saturday October 14, 2017 - Sunday October 15, 2017

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

Silk Painting

Saturday October 14, 2017 - Sunday October 15, 2017

Learn to paint on lustrous silk fabric with your own hand drawn designs. Gutta resist and all natural plant based dyes will be used in this 2-day intensive

Beginning Weaving

Wednesday October 18, 2017 - Wednesday November 08, 2017

Learn how to weave on a table-top rigid heddle loom, in this introductory weaving course.

Columbia Plateau Beadwork

Saturday October 21, 2017 - Sunday October 22, 2017

Join Brigette for discussion and teaching of Columbia Plateau beadwork, including a history of local beadwork, and creation of a beaded piece.

Build It: Weaving Tools

Sunday October 22, 2017

Create your own weaving tools from select hardwoods in this 1-day workshop focusing on tapestry beaters/combs, shuttles and bobbins

Beginning Embroidery: Folk Sampler

Saturday October 28, 2017

In this one-day workshop, students will learn a variety of basic and advanced embroidery stitches to complete a unique embroidered sampler.

Bauhaus Block Printing for Textiles

Saturday November 04, 2017 - Sunday November 05, 2017

Drawing inspiration from the history of Bauhaus Textiles, students will be introduced to repeat block-printing using a geometric and structured approach.

Winter Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Saturday November 11, 2017

Learn to extract natural dyes for textiles from plants, barks, flowers, and weeds found along the roadsides and in garden plots throughout the city.

Wasco Weaving: Flat Twined Sally Bag

Saturday November 11, 2017 - Sunday November 12, 2017

The 2-day class will focus on Wasco-style weaving techniques and patterned design work, teaching a Native art of the Columbia Plateau.

Ikat Weaving

Wednesday November 15, 2017 - Wednesday December 06, 2017

This class will cover warping, creating an image-based design, tapestry weaving techniques, weft shading, and finishing techniques.

Advanced Kalapuya Basket Weaving

Saturday November 18, 2017 - Sunday November 19, 2017

Spend the day learning how to process Western Red Cedar bark, prepare it for weaving, weave a medium sized basket, learn four different weaving techniques.