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:

Moku-hanga: An Introduction to Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printing

Saturday September 25, 2021

Students will learn the proper use of traditional tools and materials, carving, basic registration, and vocabulary associated with moku-hanga printing.

Moku-hanga: An Introduction to Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printing

Saturday September 25, 2021

Students will learn the proper use of traditional tools and materials, carving, basic registration, and vocabulary associated with moku-hanga printing.

Hand Carved Rings: Wax to Bronze & Silver (Sept 25th)

Saturday September 25, 2021

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

Hand Carved Rings: Wax to Bronze & Silver (Sept 26th)

Sunday September 26, 2021

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

Contemporary Hand Quilting

Sunday September 26, 2021

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

Carving Wooden Wares: 4-Week Intensive

Thursday September 30, 2021 - Thursday October 21, 2021

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

Knit Sweater Construction

Thursday September 30, 2021 - Thursday October 21, 2021

The ability to take a few balls of yarn and turn them into a functional, custom-fit sweater is slow fashion at its absolute finest!

Post & Rung Stool Building

Friday October 01, 2021 - Sunday October 03, 2021

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

Traditional Zapotec Weaving

Friday October 01, 2021 - Sunday October 03, 2021

Students will work with hand-dyed wool fibers, learning how to create geometric and pictorial motifs found in traditional Oaxacan rugs and tapestries.

Rigid Heddle Weaving- 4 week series

Tuesday October 05, 2021 - Tuesday October 26, 2021

During this evening weaving series, you will learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom.

Recording Time: Watercolor Painting Intensive

Tuesday October 05, 2021 - Tuesday October 26, 2021

Students will consider in close observation and in real time, the impermanence of a single leaf’s color and form as it changes over the span of 3 weeks.

Dreaming in Textiles

Wednesday October 06, 2021

Approach your creative process through the dream world, guided by Orquidia's uniquely experimental sensibility.

Beginning Upholstery: Tufted Ottoman

Saturday October 09, 2021 - Sunday October 10, 2021

We're thrilled to host Anne Williams of ADF Upholstery for this 2-day introduction to upholstery!

Repeat Pattern Design: Block Printed Textiles

Saturday October 09, 2021

Learn the process of designing a repeat pattern suited for textiles, carving and cutting a linoleum block, and printing on cotton and linen fabric.

Animal Friendly, Felted Sheepskins

Sunday October 10, 2021

In this workshop, students will become familiar with the qualities of different types of wool and what makes each appropriate for wet felting.

From the Ground Up: Oregon Mineral Watercolor Paints

Saturday October 16, 2021 - Sunday October 17, 2021

Students will head into the field, foraging for local mineral pigments, then back to the studio to learn how to turn these minerals into watercolor paint!

From the Ground Up: Oregon Mineral Watercolor Paints

Saturday October 16, 2021 - Sunday October 17, 2021

Students will head into the field, foraging for local mineral pigments, then back to the studio to learn how to turn these minerals into watercolor paint!

Pack-Basket Weaving

Saturday October 16, 2021 - Sunday October 17, 2021

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

Punch Needle Rugs (Oct.)

Saturday October 16, 2021

Join us for a 1-day exploration of an early American craft, Punch Needle Rug Hooking, also referred to as "Punch Needle".

Textile Marbling (Oct)

Saturday October 23, 2021

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

In-Depth Mordanting for Natural Dyeing

Sunday October 24, 2021

Students will take a deep dive into the world of natural color-modifiers and color-binders known as mordants.

Embroidery & Beadwork: Expressions of Nature

Sunday October 24, 2021

WildCraft is pleased to host Sara for a one-day workshop focused on embroidery techniques and beadwork ideally suited to pictorial representation.

Weekend Weaving Intensive

Friday October 29, 2021 - Sunday October 31, 2021

Join textile designer and weaver Jorie Garcia for a weekend of weaving techniques and bump your skills to the next level!

Rag Rug Weaving

Saturday October 30, 2021 - Sunday October 31, 2021

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

Late Season Natural Dyes of Portland

Sunday October 31, 2021

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

Woodworking for Weavers: Tapestry Loom Building

Saturday November 06, 2021 - Sunday November 07, 2021

If you've got the patience to warp a loom, dye your own yarn, weave with intricate detail, you were MADE for woodworking!

Hand-Felted Slippers

Saturday November 06, 2021

A pair of hand-felted wool slippers might be at the top of our cozy list!

Beginning Basketry

Sunday November 07, 2021

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

Beginning Willow Weaving

Saturday November 13, 2021 - Sunday November 14, 2021

Join us in this hands-on class to learn the basics of willow basketry, using locally grown and wildcrafted materials.

Wasco Weaving: Sally Bag

Saturday November 13, 2021

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

Wooden Spoon Carving

Sunday November 14, 2021

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

Big Baskets: Weaving with Reed

Saturday November 20, 2021 - Sunday November 21, 2021

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

Botanical Lake Pigments

Saturday November 20, 2021

Learn what to do with all those left over dye baths to get the most color out them and how to make concentrated pigment extracts.

Botanical Lake Pigments

Saturday November 20, 2021

Learn what to do with all those left over dye baths to get the most color out them and how to make concentrated pigment extracts.

Punch Needle Rug (Nov.)

Sunday November 21, 2021

Join us for a 1-day exploration of an early American craft, Punch Needle Rug Hooking, also referred to as "Punch Needle".

Late Fall Wreaths (morning session)

Saturday November 27, 2021

What better way to celebrate the winter season than with a gorgeous handcrafted wreath!

Late Fall Wreaths (afternoon session)

Saturday November 27, 2021

What better way to celebrate the winter season than with a gorgeous handcrafted wreath!

Dala Horse Carving

Sunday November 28, 2021

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

Hand-Felted Ornaments

Sunday November 28, 2021

Take a textile twist on classic tree decor with hand felted ornaments!