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.

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

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

Braiding: Braiding around Hooking

Braiding around Hooking

Dianne Tobias, Instructor


Workshop Length: 1 ½ days
to be decided by instructor and interested  students

Tuition: $100

Learn a useful finishing technique for your hooked projects!

We will make and attach a braid to frame a small, round hooked piece, providing an attractive finishing technique for hooked pieces.  Additional braided rows can be added and completed with a ‘fancy braided border’ using the same techniques to create a hooked and braided chair pad, trivet or hanging mat.  Complete written instructions are included in the workshop.

Instructor to provide all necessary supplies as part of class cost.  Braiding clamps may be borrowed for the class and bought for around $20.  Students will need to bring a 6-8” round hooked piece to work on and wool for making the complementary braid.  Instructor will have some wool for sale.


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Dianne Tobias is the co-author along with Kris McDermet and Christine Manges, of Combining Rug Hooking and  Braiding. Basics, Borders and Beyond  (Schiffer, 2011) and 2 chapters in the book  Finishing Hooked Rugs  (“Rug Hooking” Magazine, 2013).  She  has taught braiding and braiding around hooking at a number of venues: the 2013 and 2015 ATHA Biennials which were held inVancouver BC;   at Woolgathering held on Thetis Island, BC;  and at numerous braiding and hooking camps as well as privately.
Contact Diane at 530 759 9877 or

Questions? Contact Lolli Jacobsen or call (707) 964-4819