PTA Board 2016

Mission Statement

Pacific Textile Arts is a 501-C-3 educational non-profit existing to support, share, and celebrate the fiber arts.

Located at 450 Alger St. Fort Bragg, CA 95437 - the east end of Laurel St., turn left, first house. phone: 707-409-6811

Houses a gallery, library, demonstration studios, sales room, and classrooms.

Wednesdays 10:30-NOON Thursdays 1:30-3:30 Saturdays 11:00-1:00

For additional hours call the PTArts phone number - outgoing message has information on contacting board members: Jackie, Nancy or Lolli

2016 Board

Current Board Members

President: Elaine Todd
Vice President: Jackie Wollenberg
Secretary: Karen Inwood
Treasurer/Office: Nancy Denison
Newsletter: Jackie Wollenberg
Monthly Programs/Gallery/Classes: Lolli Jacobsen
Publicity: Mickie McCormic, Lolli, Karen
Constant Contact: Karen Inwood
Gardens: Karen Inwood
Facilities: Jackie Wollenberg
Facebook: Karen Inwood, Jennie Henderson
Historian: Nancy Denison
At Large: Pavlos Mayakis
Spinning Group Leader: Ann Brezina

2018 new Board Members:
Nancy Trissel
Jennie Henderson

PTArts Volunteeers

Programs/Gallery: Eleanor Adams
Gallery: Adriane Nicholiasen
Librarian: Roberta Brockschmidt
Gardens: Laine Escola, Diana Corbin
Asst to Historian: Laine Escola
Scrapbook: Diana Corbin
WebMaster: NormaLee


Your $15 annual membership dues keep this organization going.  Please consider joining this year by using the online form.

Spring 2019 Natural Dye Magazine

Turkey Red Journal – A Journal Dedicated to Natural Dyes

February Program: 7pm 2-16-19

Arianne’s talk focused on indigenous weaving practices as well as innovations and revivals in textile production in Oaxaca. She drew from her own personal experience working and collaborating with weavers in rural communities in Southern Mexico since 2008; to highlight some of the most important issues regarding the value of handwoven textiles in the region. She was primarily focusing her talk on textiles woven from native, homegrown cotton varieties which are naturally colored and those woven from yarn or thread dyed with locally sourced plants and insects.

Arianne Rand, raised in rural Mendocino County, has been living and working in Oaxaca, Mexico for over a decade. She is an artisan advocate, a textile and natural fibers enthusiast, a designer who espouses the slow design ethos, a social design practitioner and a mixed-media artist who is finally learning to weave.  She is the founder and creative director of Esda Studio, a socially responsible design studio offering unique textiles, jewelry and baskets made by artisans in Oaxaca’s indigenous communities.

There will be items for sale at this program.

First Friday-Calligraphy Show

5-8pm in the PTArts Gallery.

The Calligraphy Study Group has been meeting once a week at the Pacific Textile Arts classroom for five years. Meetings are Thursdays 1:30-4:30 in the PTArts classroom. We have benefited greatly from our our time together, both as artists and friends. This exhibit represents a diverse range of skills and expressions of our interest in calligraphy.

We are pleased to show the recent work of Judy Detrick, Erik Henrikson, Jacob Hewko, Roger Jordan, Robert Ross, Larry Thomas, Linda Turner, and Harry Van Ornum.

The exhibit will continue through the month of February.

January 26th PTArts program

Saturday January 26th PTArts Program will begin at 10am with social and sharing and at 11am Victoria Ridenour will give a program centered around her work as a self employed designer and creator of costumes.
Expect the use of mannequins!

“Making Fantasies Come To Life”
For forty years I have run a self made business creating clothing of history fantasy and reality.

It is a job that has taken me around the world and has introduced challenges and an amazing chance to express myself doing what I do best. I create one of a kind made to order pieces for men and women sometimes puling from an extensive collection of unusual materials both modern and antique which I have collected throughout my life.

I am bringing a few pieces to show and talk about and hopefully entertain you with some of the adventures I have had dressing people in their dreams.

2019 Brings new class opportunities


January 19th – Beginning Kumihimo with Jackie Wollenberg  NOW FULL –
If you want to be put on a Wait List – call the PTArts office and leave a message  707-409-6811


OF SPECIAL INTEREST — AT MAC  (Mendocino Art Center)
APRIL 11-15  Natural Dyes of Old – the primary palette


PLANNED:   Contact PTArts to indicate interest !

DOUBLE WEAVE with Adriane Nicolaisen
IMAGE TRANSFER with Mickie McCormic
RAG RUG WEAVING (for absolute beginners and others) with  Jo Britton
AND ALTERING THE SURFACE: COLLAGE with Lisa Grey  (late June or Sept.)
WEAVING WITH CHENILLE with Sue Luna (in the summer?)
WEDGE WEAVE with Deborah Corsini (in Aug. or Sept.)

December bring to the Gallery …


Wednesdays, 10:30-12, Thursdays 1:30-3:30, or Saturdays, 11-1:00
Through December 15th
11:30  Saturday December 15, 2018   PTArts MEMBERSHIP HOLIDAY POTLUCK SOCIAL

Weave A Real Peace TOUR

Maren and Josh (the people who had all the things from Laos and Vietnam for sale at PTArts a couple of years ago) are finally offering a tour.  Max. 8 people.  20 days in February and again in October, 2019.
Culturally immersive, includes home stays and hands on workshops.

Balkan Textile Program 11-17-18

“Sophisticated knit wear, handwoven scarves, shawls, and rugs from Albania and Serbia for sale at reasonable prices.”  Beautiful Collection of Serbian handwoven items for sale—perfect for holiday gifts.  Items from the IZVORJE Association for Hand Weaving Belgrade, Serbia.

Open during regular hours (Weds 10:30-12, Thurs 1:30-3:30,  Sat 11-1) and by appointment.  Call Kendall at 964 8835 or Nancy Denison 964 1082.

PTArts Program will be given by Kendall Smith who curated the show on Saturday the 17th. Social and sharing at 10am and program begins at 11.

“Izvorje is an organization made up of seven Serbian women – enthusiasts of various ages and professions – whose main goal is to draw their inspiration from their tradition…creating wonderful handcrafts and preserving this noble craft…”

PTArts Program on Saturday 10-27

October 27th  Adriane Nicolaisen will both speak and then host a group at her home a couple blocks away.  Social and sharing starts at 10am … Program at 11.  Come and enjoy.  She will speak on “The AVL Dobby Loom – How It Changed My Weaving”.  Field trip follows talk.

ALSO … Beginning Kumihimo Class

will be held Saturday January 19, 2019.  This will be a 6 hour class taught by Jackie Wollenberg who will supply all necessary materials for $50 fee.