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

Donations Accepted


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

Current Board Members

President: Elaine Todd
Vice President: Jackie Wollenberg
Secretary: Karen Inwood
Treasurer: Nancy Denison
Sue Arnold
Ann Brezina
Mickie McCormic
Jennie Henderson
Lolli Jacobsen
Nancy Trissel
At Large: Pavlos Mayakis


Education Director: Lolli Jacobsen
Collections Curator: Lolli Jacobsen
Registrar: Nancy Denison
Librarian: Roberta Brockschmidt
Programs Director: Lolli Jacobsen
Office Mgr/Bookkeeper: Nancy Denison
Facilities Development: Jackie Wollenberg
Publicity: Mickie McCormic, Laine Escola
WebMaster:  NormaLee Andres
Facebook: Karen Inwood; Jennie Henderson


Fiscal Year 2018-2019:
Makiko Tada, Jackie Wollenberg, Adriane Nicolaisen, Mickie McCormic, Alissa Allen, Lisa Grey, Jo Britton

Fiscal Year 2019-2020:
Nancy Kennedy, Sue Luna, Deborah Corsini, Janice Sullivan, Jackie Wollenberg, Ann Brezina

Other PTArts Volunteeers

Programs/Gallery: Eleanor Adams
Gallery: Adriane Nicolaisen
Gardens: Laine Escola, Diana Corbin
Spinning Group Leader: Ann Brezina
Constant Contact Admin: Karen Inwood
Scrapbook: Diana Corbin

Check out our FACEBOOK page.
You can find the 2020 Newsletter here.

In Memory Of ….

Judy Fisher 1928-2020


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s FIBER FAIR has been cancelled.

POSTED 3-18-2020

All PTArts gatherings postponed until further notice (Gallery, Programs, Classes, etc..)

In Memoriam

Upcoming – ALL ON HOLD

– May 2-3, Mickie will offer a FELTING BEADS AND MAKING JEWELRY class.
– May 9-10, Jennie Henderson will teach a NO MESS DYEING for quilters and others class.
– June1-August 3: Mondays either afternoon 1:30- 4:30 pm or  evenings 6 – 9 pm (whichever is preferable to students) – Janice Sullivan will teach another class of LEARN TO WEAVE.
– June or July, TBA, Elaine and Jackie will offer beginning tapestry class.
– August 7-11, Nancy Kennedy will teach a TWILL WEAVE RUGS class.


FIRST FRIDAY 3-6-2020 5-8pm
Janice Sullivan’s WEAVING A LIFE.

Program: Saturday March 28th.  Meet 10am to share, program at 11am.

For more than 40 years, Janice Sullivan has been weaving and teaching.  Recently retired from SF City College, she will be presenting a retrospective of her past and current work.

Sat. Feb 22: PTArts Program

10am social
11am program

Suzanne da Rosa is a master lace knitter and a part of an ongoing historical study of Shetland fine lace knitting. She knits samples and garments for the Shetland Museum and Archives and test knits for well known designers from Europe.
Should be a very interesting program.

PTArts members and guests welcome.  Donations from guests always welcome.

PTArts Program Saturday 1-25-2020

At 11:00 AM   Adriane Nicolaisen will present a slide show about her recent trip to Uzbekistan and Turkey, elaborating on her collection of textiles from the area now on exhibit in the Gallery.

Meet and Greet at 10:00 AM before the program.
All are welcome, donations appreciated.

Adriane writes:

Handcrafts as well as hand made textiles in the traditions of the ancient Silk Road are everywhere to be seen in Uzbekistan. Once a part of the Soviet Union until 1991 the country was closed to tourism until 2016 when new leadership began a period of modernization. Now Uzbekistan welcomes people from all over the world.  The people are lovely, architecture is astounding and the food is delicious. The old walled cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva were once important trading centers along the old Silk Road and have been preserved and restored as UNESCO world heritage sites. The increase in tourism has been a boon to the preservation of traditional crafts and textiles as in the Fergana Valley where ancient practice of sericulture is in full view as mulberry trees line streets and roads. Traditional dress is common amongst older people on the street in most cities.

First Friday:  December 6, 2019   5-8pm