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, 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
Constant Contact: Karen Inwood
Librarian: Roberta Brockschmidt
Gardens: Laine Escola
Facilities: Jackie Wollenberg
Facebook: Kat Rossum
Historian: Nancy Denison, Laine Escola
Office Help: Sue Arnold
Newest: Pavlos Mayakis
Open seat:

PTArts Volunteeers

WebMaster: NormaLee

PTArts February Pgm & W/S

Robin Lynde is the owner of Meridian Jacobs. There is more to running a fiber business than admiring shelves of yarn and knitting all day just as there is more to raising sheep than cuddling lambs. How do you combine farming, shop-keeping, teaching, and weaving into a successful business? Robin will discuss her experience developing and managing Meridian Jacobs and her favored breed, Jacob sheep, with plenty of time to ask questions.

Spinning Jacob Sheep Wool (Fleece to Textile) with Robin Lynde of Meridian Jacobs

Check out classes with Linda Hartshorn in August  (Indigo 5th-6th)
(Weaving in a Parallel Universe  26th-28th)

January PTArts Program on the 28th

Sam Russell and her “Critters”
Sam will bring her collection of whimsical needle-felted creatures (some for sale) and share her creative process through a power point presentation, “including tips on how needle felting doesn’t have to be a blood sport!”

Saturday, January 28
10:00 meet to share, 11:00 program

PTArts classroom
Free to members; all welcome – donations appreciated

Saturday Dec 17th PTArts PotLuck 11am

December is a month of celebration … come socialize around 11 and get the meal out at Noon – shopping in the gallery is part of the fun.  See you there.

First Friday – PTArts Holiday Sale

December 2, 2016:  Come in and check out the holiday gift sale from 5-8pm

11-19: PTArts program on Mushroom Dyeing

In keeping with “This Month is Mushroom Month in Mendocino”

The Mushroom Dye workshop is full but you might be able to talk yourself into Nancy Denison’s Monday Extension – come to PTArts Saturday for the program and check with her.

PTArts Program starts with a social circle at 10am and a presentation at 11am.   Public is always invited to attend and invited to donate as well.  Dorothy Beebee will have a powerpoint presentation and will speak on mushroom dyeing and comment on the life and work of Miriam Rice.  Dorothy was the illustrator for Miriam’s book Mushroom For Color.   Hope to see you there.


… and check out article written by Pavlos for CNCHnet.

Remembering TAP !

tap-rememberedIn Fall 0f 1976, the Mendocino Art Center launched its Textile Apprenticeship Program, an intensive immersion in the art, craft, and business of textiles. The program thrived until 1991.

To observe the 40th Anniversary of the Program’s beginning, the work of 20 former apprentices (rugs, tapestries, wearable art, & more) will be shown concurrently in Pacific Textile Arts’ and Mendocino Art Center’s Galleries during the month of November.

PTArts’ show opens  THIS FRIDAY  Nov. 4, 5-8:00 (until Nov. 28)
MAC’s exhibit opens Nov. 12, 5-8:00 (until Nov. 22)

Participating Artists:   Eleanor Adams, Ellen Athens,  Roberta Brockschmidt,  Nancy Denison,  Judy Fisher,  Dora Green,  Leslie Hubbert,  Cynthia Josephs,  Alan Julliard,  Linda Julliard,  Nancy Lamphear,  Scotty Lyons,  D. Mea Marden,  Beta Heist Morello,  Connie Nelson,  Dean Prosser,  Anni Redding,  Patricia Rogers,  Peg Schaefer,  Debra Scott,  Judy Summers,  Mauri Ulmer,  Kathy Van Woert,  Deborah Whigham (Ratway),  Pam Whitehead,  Emily Whittlesey

Read more …. from Mendocino Arts Magazine’s Fall 2016/Winter 2017 issue: Mendocino Art Center’s Textile Apprenticeship Program (1976-1991)

AND  Pavlos Mayakis’s show Iconography is at North Coast Artists  362 N. Main St.  November 2-28, 2016 with reception First Friday (4th).

2016 Mendocino County Arts Champion in Education: Pavlos Mayakis

pavlos-art-championPavlos Mayakis, 2016 Arts Champion in the Education category, is an instructor at Mendocino College in Fort Bragg, coordinator of the Fiber Arts programs at the Mendocino Art Center, and a board member of Pacific Textile Arts. Besides selling his own art, Pavlos teaches classes in surface design at the college and in special textile techniques at the Mendocino Art Center. He is continually promoting education in art, textiles, and mixed media, led a committee to select a new logo for Pacific Textile Arts, continues to take classes himself, and brings renowned artists as guest teachers in his classes. Best of all, he thoroughly enjoys his many artistic endeavors and extends his enthusiasm to others. Pavlos is also the first recipient of the Socially Engaged Practices Grant awarded by the Surface Design Association for his Sustainable Napkin Project which advocates for the carrying and use of cloth napkins in the hopes of reducing the 1 billion tons of paper napkins that currently end up in our land fills.

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.

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