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 -

email: 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, Roberta, Nancy or Lolli

Current Board Members

President: Elaine Todd
Vice President: Jackie Wollenberg
Secretary: Karen Inwood
Treasurer: Nancy Denison
Newsletter: Jackie Wollenberg
Monthly Programs/Gallery/Classes: Lolli Jacobsen, Eleanor Adams
Librarian: Roberta Brockschmidt
Constant Contact: Karen Inwood
Gardens: Laine Escola
Facilities: Jackie Wollenberg
Facebook: Kat Rossum
Historian: Nancy Denison, Laine Escola
Office Help: Sue Arnold
Newest: Pavlos Mayakis
Open seat:
WebMaster: NormaLee

Musings …

Woman did not weave the web of life, she is merely a strand in it. Whatever she does to the web she does to herself. (adapted from Suquamish Chief Seattle)

November is Mushroom Month in Mendocino

Program and Class on Mushroom Dyeing  …  3rd weekend in November … Thanksgiving being the 4th week.

Oct. 22nd PROGRAM …

Lisa Grey, of NH, will speak on the topic: PAINT, PRINT, STAMP!: Old Dogs, New Tricks.
She has been a full time studio artist for 37 years.  She has led workshops in multiple dyeing, printmaking, and creative sewing techniques in the US and abroad and is known for her innovative discoveries in the use of disperse dyes.  Her teaching approach focuses on combining technical proficiency with creative spontaneity and includes a hefty dose of play.

She will be giving a workshop following the program and all day Saturday !   —  Still time to register!

Also check out another item on the video page.

In addition to CLASSES in menu – taking names for yet unscheduled classes – changes regularly …
When there are enough folks interested in the topic (say 3 or more) then the class will be scheduled.

If you are interested in taking one of these classes sign up here.
—— or have one in mind, well, you can indicate that as well.

** Braiding with Beads (Karen Huntoon from Truckee)
** Braiding: Braiding around Hooking (Dianne Tobias)
** Wedge Weave – Eccentric Weave (Deborah Corsini)
** Intro to Hand Spinning (Kathryn Rossum)
** Fabric and Paper Printing Extravaganza (Lisa Grey)
**Collage From Your Collections (Lisa Grey)
**Fold, Clamp, Wrap and Print with Rust  (Lisa Grey)
** Weaving – Beginning & Intermediate levels (Janice Sullivan)
** Dyeing Zapotec Style (Rodrigo Sosa Bautista)
** Zapotec Rug Weaving (Rodrigo Sosa Bautista)
** Weaving – 8 Harness weaving in a parallel universe (Linda Hartshorn) –class will be scheduled in 2017 with dates convenient for interested students and instructor.

Sept 24th: Program with Carolyn Carleton Browe

Elk studio tour around 2:30 PM

Carolyn has shown her handwoven and felt pieced rug work locally and nationally.  She has worked from her production studio, Carleton Designs, for the past 36 years. She is currently exploring floor-covering ideas in merino wool felt.
For Carolyn, “Rugs are a canvas inviting exploration of design within the parameters of function. Whether woven, pieced or stitched, the interplay of color, graphic, texture and structure challenges and inspires me in the making of rugs that will last generations.”30000 Greenwood Road  Elk, Ca 95432  (7078773540)

Indigo Show in the Gallery – August

Linda Hartshorn will give a free talk on Friday August 26th at 7pm
and her indigo dye class ORGANIC INDIGO – EASY AS 1,2,3 is Aug. 27-28.

Indigo Show Aug 2016

First Friday Event 6-3-16

Come visit the new Gallery show this coming Friday – 5pm
STUDENT WORKS from the Mendocino College, Fort Bragg, Textile Classes taught by Adriane Nicolaisen and Pavlos Mayakis.

SATURDAY May 28th !special day!

PTA Board 2016

May 28th 11am:  Program Series meeting will be a potluck lunch to celebrate the 20th year of our presence at this address! All are welcome.  Gallery will have the History Wall available to view.
Also …. following the potluck at 1:30pm there will be the first meeting of The Oriental Rug Study Group.  A recent PTArts program on Oriental rugs presented by Rick Sapinski,  inspired him to offer a study group on the wonderful world of these unique textiles.  There is no charge, and all interested people are encouraged to bring examples of such weavings if they have them.  The theme will be “Colors in Oriental Rugs”.  Those familiar with natural dyes will be encouraged to lend their expertise.   Everyone is encouraged to bring pieces for  a show & tell.    Contact Rick for more information or come to the meeting on May 28th.

Program on Natural Dying with Anni Redding

Saturday 4-23-16    PTArts Program will be “Vibrant Rainbows and Earthly Mellows“.   Social Circle and Show&Tell starts at 10am and program follows at 11.  Workshop will begin in the afternoon.

First Friday … April 1st !

Come by and see the new gallery show – Art Quilts From The Collection Of Sue Arnold.
5 – 8 pm

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Special Pgm WED March 23rd 7pm

Free to Pacific Textile Arts Members.  All welcome, donations appreciated


shannon weber DShannon Weber from Oregon will be the Guest Artist in Residence at the Mendocino Art Center March 14 – April 30, 2016 and will be holding a 3 day Fiber Mixed Media Sculpture and En-Caustic workshop at the Mendocino Art Center  April 8-10 2016.


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Shannon has been a working full time studio artist and designer for 30 + years and is known for her use of mixing uncommon materials with several layers of weaving, stitching, and cold connections. She has been featured in Fine Arts publications such as  Surface Design Journal, Fiber Art Now, American Museum and 20 others worldwide and most recently in the book “3D Mixed Media Textile Artist” released in 2015  by Sam Pitcher and Joseph Pitcher of

Shannon lives in Cottage Grove, Oregon in which she maintains a studio full time. For more info see Shannon’s website.