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.