Textile Classes

Sashiko Japanese Mending

Saturday August 22, 2020

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

Japanese Natural Dyes

Sunday August 23, 2020

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

Summer Color: Natural Dyes of Portland (August)

Saturday August 29, 2020

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

Indigo Patterning: Shibori & Resist Methods (Aug 30)

Sunday August 30, 2020

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

Woven Rag Rugs

Saturday September 05, 2020

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

Screen Printing with Natural Dyes

Saturday September 12, 2020

Join us for a full-day intensive focused on the art of printing with natural dyes.

Hand-Drawn Repeats: Pattern Design

Sunday September 13, 2020

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

Evening Weaving Intensive

Monday September 14, 2020

In this 4-week intensive, you will learn how to the basics of weaving on a table-top…

Crochet Rag Rugs

Sunday September 27, 2020

In this class, Tania will show you how to crochet a circular, oval, or rectangular…

Fall Color: Natural Dyes of Portland (Oct)

Saturday October 03, 2020

Join us and learn how to dye with native and invasive dye plants of the Portland,…

Mycology & Color: Mushroom Hunt and Dye

Saturday October 03, 2020

Join Rachel Zoller and Julie Beeler as we learn to use fungi to create beautiful,…

Family Natural Dyes!

Sunday October 04, 2020

All the steps of natural dyeing will be covered, with lots of hands-on time spent…

Textile Marbling (Oct)

Sunday October 11, 2020

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

Katazome Indigo Resist

Saturday October 17, 2020

Katazome is a centuries-old Japanese dyeing technique in which artists create a resist…

Embroidered Text: Monograms & Inscriptions

Friday October 23, 2020

In this workshop we will explore monograms, signatures, inscriptions, writing from…

Hungarian Written Embroidery

Saturday October 24, 2020

Learn the basic stitches of Hungarian written embroidery, a folk style that originated…

Embroidered Flowers of Portugal

Sunday October 25, 2020

This workshop will teach several basic embroidery stitches used in traditional clothing…

Sculptural Crochet: Lichen Forms

Saturday November 07, 2020

In this workshop, students will learn the basic stitches and techniques of crochet…

Contemporary Hand Quilting

Sunday November 08, 2020

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

Winter Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Saturday November 21, 2020

This workshop leads students through all the steps of dying with fresh and dried…