Textile Classes

Folk Embroidery Sampler

Saturday February 01, 2020

In this 1.5 day workshop, students will learn a variety of basic and advanced embroidery…

Textile Marbling (Feb 8)

Saturday February 08, 2020

Swirling patterns, organic shapes and natural formations: marbling offers a playful,…

Woven Rag Rugs

Saturday February 15, 2020

Repurposed materials from sheets and clothing will be the basis of students’ exploration…

Contemporary Hand Quilting

Sunday February 16, 2020

Students will design and hand sew their own contemporary quilted piece, but don’t…

Weekend Weaving Intensive

Friday February 21, 2020

In this weekend intensive, you will learn how to the basics of weaving on a table-top…

Drawing with Wool: Crewel Embroidery

Sunday February 23, 2020

Students learn crewel embroidery to create free-form embroidery where one “paints”…

In-Depth Mordanting for Natural Dyeing

Saturday March 21, 2020

Students will take a deep dive into the world of natural color-modifiers and color-binders…

Batik: Ancient Technique, Contemporary Textiles

Sunday March 22, 2020

The practice of batik is one shared by cultures across the globe, from the Far East…

Weaving with a Natural Palette

Friday March 27, 2020

Weaver and textile artist, Kayla Powers, comes to us from Detroit, MI for this 2.5-day…

Visible Mending: Patching & Darning

Sunday March 29, 2020

WildCraft is pleased to host Nina & Sonya Montenegro of The Far Woods to share mending…

Spring Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Sunday April 05, 2020

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

Silk Painting with Natural Dyes

Saturday April 11, 2020

Design and hand-draw patterns on silk fabric using a gutta resist to create intricate…

Indigo Patterning: Shibori & Resist Methods

Saturday April 25, 2020

In this class, students will gain in-depth experience in textile patterning with…

Textile Marbling (April 26)

Sunday April 26, 2020

Swirling patterns, organic shapes and natural formations: marbling offers a playful,…

Mycology & Color: Mushroom Dyes

Saturday May 02, 2020

WildCraft is pleased to offer this rare chance to explore mushrooms as a source of…

Hand-Drawn Repeats: Pattern Design

Sunday May 03, 2020

Students will explore patterns using different scales, line weights, and a variety…

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…

Sashiko Japanese Mending

Saturday May 16, 2020

Used for centuries by rural people in Japan to mend and repair clothing, Sashiko…

Japanese Natural Dyes

Sunday May 17, 2020

Ai (indigo), beni (safflower), akane (madder), and murasaki (alkanet) are among some…

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.

Slow Fashion: Overdyeing Your Closet

Saturday May 30, 2020

Learn basic knowledge of common fibers used in apparel, plus a few hand simple sewing…

Experimental Indigo: Shibori & Wax Resists

Saturday June 13, 2020

Learn to create their own plant-based indigo dye vat as well as how to create patterns…

Hand-Stitched Geometric and Sashiko Patterns

Sunday June 14, 2020

learn the meditative and mindful properties of hand-stitching and how to create patterns…

Summer Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Sunday June 28, 2020

Portland is in full bloom this time of year, and with a bright array of dye plants…