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: Mickie McCormic
Historian: Nancy Denison
Office Help: Sue Arnold
At Large: Pavlos Mayakis, Kat Wade
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

March Gallery and Program: following the adventures of Mari

Mari Yamaguchi’s  Japanese Textiles 

Saturday Program Series  3-24-18  FIELD TRIP

We will meet Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 AM in the classroom at Pacific Textile Arts for social and sharing.  By 10:45 we will be carpooling to the studio of Mari Yamaguchi, who will share her extensive collection of Japanese textiles and the cellulose fibers traditionally used in Japan.  Mari is a local member of PTArts, and has an exhibit in Gallery this month with a sampling of her fascinating collection.

All are welcome !!!    (donations greatly appreciated from non-members).

Just a Note:
Still time to sign up for Jason Collingwood’s class April 21-23.

Saturday 2-24-18 PTArts Program

Laura Pierce’s topic – her hooked rugs “off the floor” at our monthly program.  Social sharing starts at 10am and program starts at 11am.

Support a Fiber Artist

I’m writing to you to ask your help in keeping me weaving on the 60 inch industrial production AVL loom at the Mendocino Wool and Fiber Mill in Ukiah. The weaving is going incredibly well, and we’re finally at the point where we can start taking bulk orders, but we need a little help over the next few months to sustain us. We need $300 a month to continue paying off the purchase of the loom as well as a little bit extra to support me as I am currently spending out of pocket for gas and other expenses. I’ve set up a patreon account so the people can donate as little as a dollar a month toward helping us keep the loom functioning in Mendocino county and help support me as an artist. Patreon is a great website that allows people to support artists monthly, offering rewards and low payment tiers. Please visit to donate what you can and see behind the scenes pictures and stories about what I’m working on. Anyone interested in large blanket, scarf, or fabric orders please email Matt Gilbert.

You can follow me on Instagram at @the_willow_spider and the mill at @mendowool
Thank you for your support!
Kathryn Rossum,  The Willow Spider
PTArts Board Member


will now meet regularly on Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm  and no regularly scheduled Saturdays.

HAPPY NEW YEAR – time to renew your PTArts membership !

May you enjoy fiber, fabrics, surface design … in fact, all textiles in 2018.

January is the start of PTArts’ membership drive.   You can use the online membership form version here.  You can also print this PDF and send it to PTArts 450 Alger St.  Fort Bragg, CA  95437


In support of Northern CA fire victims ….

Hi All,

I have started a Facebook page to match up equipment with people that have lost looms, spinning wheels, etc. in the recent California Fires.  Please help me spread the word so that people and organization that have equipment to donate can post what they have and fiber artist can post what equipment they need.
This platform allows for the “wants” and “have” to communicate directly with each other through Facebook without the need for extensive monitoring/coordination.
It would be great if you could post photos or just list equipment that is available to get the ball rolling.  I will contact guilds, CNCH, HGA, SDA, Schacht and other organizations to let them know of this site.  It would be great if we could post a few sentence along with a link on PTA’s website/homepage, add to our next newsletter, and add to our next constant connect email.
Here’s the link: Also, people could do a Facebook search using the terms: “Assist CA Fire Affected Fiber Artists
Thank you and send any additional ideas to me.
Cheers, Pavlos

September bring monthly PROGRAMS back …

Visit the Gallery during September:  Exhibit of Oaxaca textiles from June 2017 trip by Elaine Todd, Jackie Wollenberg and Lolli Jacobsen and then plan to attend the program on Saturday September 23rd for a slideshow of the Oaxaca trip.   Come at 10am for coffee and sharing of things done over the summer and then at 11 sit back and watch the show.

Busy Weekend August 5th 2017

PTArts worked the ART IN THE GARDENS event and Linda Hartshorn’s Indigo Dyeing class was at the PTArts campus !

Here are a few pictures from Art In The Garden …

June 2nd 2017 FIRST FRIDAY gallery show 5pm-8pm

Come see the work that’s being done at Mendocino College.  Curated by the instructor, Adriane Nicolaisen.

MAY 27th: Sewing Circle 11am & 1:30pm

Come join in the sewing circle for the Rhinoceros Project as our last program gathering before summer break.  You can visit their website at which has a bunch of photos & some information about the project.

Coffee and Show&Tell  at 10am
A presentation by Anne and Michelle from 11 to noon followed by a lunch break, and sewing circle to begin at 1:30. No charge to participants.


“Basically, we’re embroidering a 7 x 9′ version of Durer’s Rhinoceros – the 1515 woodcut – in order to eventually create a watermark in handmade paper.  Michelle, my collaborator, and I are hosting public sewing circles to accomplish this endeavor & to create forums for conversation about colonialism, habitat decimation, vanishing species, and shifting value systems.   The sewing circles can be a one day event or an extended installation. ”

Kindly & Looking Forward,  Anne Beck