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:

Spring Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Sunday April 29, 2018

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

Beginning Embroidery: Folk Sampler

Saturday May 05, 2018

In this one-day workshop, students will learn a variety of basic and advanced embroidery stitches to complete a unique embroidered sampler.

Mama & Child Natural Dye!

Sunday May 13, 2018

We’re celebrating the sweetest holiday of the year: Mother’s Day with a super special Mama & Child natural dye class!

Naturally Dyed Leather

Saturday May 19, 2018 - Sunday May 20, 2018

Learn techniques for using natural dyes with leather!

Batik: Ancient Technique, Contemporary Textiles

Saturday May 19, 2018

The practice of batik is one shared by cultures across the globe, from the Far East to Middle East, Central Asia to India.

Machine Knitting- All Levels

Friday June 01, 2018 - Sunday June 03, 2018

In this weekend intensive, beginning students will learn how to design and construct knitted fabrics with a manually operated Brother Knitting Machine.

Intermediate Weaving: Juncus Basketry

Saturday June 09, 2018 - Sunday June 10, 2018

Students will learn traditional Native basket weaving techniques, including plaiting, single twine, triple strand twine, and embrocation for designs.

Textile Screenprinting with Natural Dyes

Saturday June 09, 2018 - Sunday June 10, 2018

Learn how to screenprint patterns on textiles using natural dyes.

Specialty Weaving: Color and Weave

Friday June 15, 2018 - Sunday June 17, 2018

The term color and weave refers to patterning effects in weaving that occur through specific sequencing of contrasting warp and weft colors.

Kalapuya Basket Weaving

Saturday June 16, 2018

Students will spend the day learning how to process Western Red Cedar bark, prepare it for weaving, weave a medium sized basket.

Summer Color: Natural Dyes of Portland

Saturday June 30, 2018

Portland is in full bloom this time of year, and with a bright array of dye plants at our finger-tips.

Hungarian Written Embroidery

Saturday June 30, 2018

In this class you will learn the basic stitches of Hungarian written embroidery, a folk style that originated in Transylvania, Romania in the late 18th Century.