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: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printing
Saturday April 18, 2020 - Sunday April 19, 2020
Students will learn the proper use of traditional tools and materials, carving, basic registration, and vocabulary associated with moku-hanga printing.
Indigo Patterning: Shibori & Resist Methods
Saturday April 25, 2020
In this class, students will gain in-depth experience in textile patterning with resist methods and traditional Japanese patterning techniques.
Textile Marbling (April 26)
Sunday April 26, 2020
Swirling patterns, organic shapes and natural formations: marbling offers a playful, no-pressure approach to textile surface design.
Mycology & Color: Mushroom Dyes
Saturday May 02, 2020
WildCraft is pleased to offer this rare chance to explore mushrooms as a source of natural dye.
Visible Mending: Patching & Darning
Sunday May 03, 2020
WildCraft is pleased to host Nina & Sonya Montenegro of The Far Woods to share mending techniques, including different kinds of patching and darning.
Mama and Child Natural Dyes!
Saturday May 09, 2020
We’re celebrating the sweetest holiday of the year: Mother’s Day with a super special Mama & Child natural dye class!
Wooden Spoon Carving
Sunday May 10, 2020
Learn how to select an ideal wood for carving, how to use simple hand-carving tools to create a handsome and useful spoon.
Hand Woven Beaded Jewelry (May 10)
Sunday May 10, 2020
Jeweler and artist Sofija Olson of Studio Oma brings us a day of instruction around the tradition and technique of woven beadwork.
Sashiko Japanese Mending
Saturday May 16, 2020
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.
Japanese Natural Dyes
Sunday May 17, 2020
Ai (indigo), beni (safflower), akane (madder), and murasaki (alkanet) are among some of the quintessential Japanese dye plants we will cover in this class.
Post & Rung Stool Building
Friday May 22, 2020 - Sunday May 24, 2020
In this class, students will build a post-and-rung stool out of sustainably harvested Oregon White Oak.
Screen Printing with Natural Dyes
Saturday May 23, 2020
Join us for a full-day intensive focused on the art of printing with natural dyes.
Spring Color: Natural Dyes of Portland
Sunday May 24, 2020
Come explore the hidden dye plants that dot the urban landscape of Portland, Oregon!
Pine Needle Basketry
Saturday May 30, 2020
In this workshop, students will create a small basket using all-natural hemp and pine needles.
Hand Carved Rings: Wax to Bronze & Silver (May 31)
Sunday May 31, 2020
Beginning with a piece of jeweler’s wax, students will learn to carve, melt, drill & saw, forming a custom and uniquely shaped ring.
In-Depth Mordanting for Natural Dyeing
Saturday June 06, 2020
Students will take a deep dive into the world of natural color-modifiers and color-binders known as mordants.