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: Laine Escola. Karen Inwood
Facilities: Jackie Wollenberg
Facebook: Mickie McCormic
Historian: Nancy Denison, Laine Escola
Office Help: Sue Arnold
At Large: Pavlos Mayakis, Kat Wade
Spinning Group Leader: Ann Brezina

PTArts Volunteeers

Programs/Gallery: Eleanor Adams
Gallery: Adriane Nicholiasen
Librarian: Roberta Brockschmidt
Gardens: Diana Corbin
Scrapbook: Diana Corbin
WebMaster: NormaLee

April 2017 PTArts Program

Join other PTArts program folks to enjoy a lecture from Barbara Dunsmoor from 11am to noon.   Sharing and Social begin at 10am.  Free to Pacific Textile Arts members and STUDENTS  in the class.  All welcome.  Donations appreciated.   Exploring this month’s theme:  Art Quilts.


WORSHOP to be held in the afternoon from 1:30pm – 4:30pm
$50, pay at class.

Barabara Dunsmoor is a member of the Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild in Gualala.  She has progressed from a traditional quilter to becoming an art quilter over her many years of quilting.  She will show quilts made using many different techniques.

STUDENTS should bring paper and/or fabric, scissors and a glue stick.  Photos from magazines are a good source for paper projects.

March 2017 Items

GALLERY SHOW  …. drawings from the Larry Thomas’ students and friends group.

INTRODUCTION TO RUG WEAVING: The Many Possibilities of Plain Weave with JASON COLLINGWOOD March 25-28 (3 1/2 days)

–>  and a FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL  3/24/17  at   7pm  talk from Youngmin Lee

Jogakbo, patchwork bojagi, embodies the philosophy of recycling, as the cloths are made from remnants of leftover fabric. Well considered arrangement of shapes and colors in bojagi show modern and abstract composition as well as Korean women’s creative sensibility.

Bojagi, were used as a wrapper, cover, or storage for objects in daily life, special occasions, and religious rituals. Many bojagi were made for practical reasons with specific purposes. The act of making bojagi also carries wishes for the well-being and happiness of its recipients. This labor of love and prayers imbued bojagi with a memory of affection.

Youngmin Lee will teach bojagi workshop at the Mendocino Art Center on March 24-26, 2017.  Also, if you want a little more information, Mirka Knaster wrote an article about bojagi and Youngmin.

Sign-Up for PTArts January Workshops

Sunday-Monday, Jan. 14-15, 2018, Noon to 4:30 pm  —  FIBER TO BRACELET  with Mickie McCormic  —– Learn a fast, easy way to make your own felt beads, how to ornament them, and how to create a charming bracelet by combining your felt beads with other beads.    Tuition $150. Materials and equipment provided through a materials fee of $8.  Participants should bring sharp scissors and beads from their stashes if they have them (some vintage beads will be provided).

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 20-21, 2018, Noon to 5:00 pm  — SURFACE DESIGN WITHOUT ALL THE MESS  with Mickie McCormic —-  A 2-day exploration of ways to pattern fabric (with nothing drippy).   We will use light-sensitive dye and inkjet printers for photo images, and fabric paint for stamping, faux batik, and large-scale rubbings.    Tuition $167. Materials and equipment provided through a materials fee of $8.

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.