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


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

Fiscal Year 2019-2020:
Nancy Kennedy, Sue Luna, Deborah Corsini

Other PTArts Volunteeers

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

January 26th PTArts program

Saturday January 26th PTArts Program will begin at 10am with social and sharing and at 11am Victoria Ridenour will give a program centered around her work as a self employed designer and creator of costumes.
Expect the use of mannequins!

“Making Fantasies Come To Life”
For forty years I have run a self made business creating clothing of history fantasy and reality.

It is a job that has taken me around the world and has introduced challenges and an amazing chance to express myself doing what I do best. I create one of a kind made to order pieces for men and women sometimes puling from an extensive collection of unusual materials both modern and antique which I have collected throughout my life.

I am bringing a few pieces to show and talk about and hopefully entertain you with some of the adventures I have had dressing people in their dreams.

2019 Brings new class opportunities


January 19th – Beginning Kumihimo with Jackie Wollenberg  NOW FULL –
If you want to be put on a Wait List – call the PTArts office and leave a message  707-409-6811


OF SPECIAL INTEREST — AT MAC  (Mendocino Art Center)
APRIL 11-15  Natural Dyes of Old – the primary palette


PLANNED:   Contact PTArts to indicate interest !

DOUBLE WEAVE with Adriane Nicolaisen
IMAGE TRANSFER with Mickie McCormic
RAG RUG WEAVING (for absolute beginners and others) with  Jo Britton
AND ALTERING THE SURFACE: COLLAGE with Lisa Grey  (late June or Sept.)
WEAVING WITH CHENILLE with Sue Luna (in the summer?)
WEDGE WEAVE with Deborah Corsini (in Aug. or Sept.)

December bring to the Gallery …


Wednesdays, 10:30-12, Thursdays 1:30-3:30, or Saturdays, 11-1:00
Through December 15th
11:30  Saturday December 15, 2018   PTArts MEMBERSHIP HOLIDAY POTLUCK SOCIAL

Weave A Real Peace TOUR

Maren and Josh (the people who had all the things from Laos and Vietnam for sale at PTArts a couple of years ago) are finally offering a tour.  Max. 8 people.  20 days in February and again in October, 2019.
Culturally immersive, includes home stays and hands on workshops.

Balkan Textile Program 11-17-18

“Sophisticated knit wear, handwoven scarves, shawls, and rugs from Albania and Serbia for sale at reasonable prices.”  Beautiful Collection of Serbian handwoven items for sale—perfect for holiday gifts.  Items from the IZVORJE Association for Hand Weaving Belgrade, Serbia.

Open during regular hours (Weds 10:30-12, Thurs 1:30-3:30,  Sat 11-1) and by appointment.  Call Kendall at 964 8835 or Nancy Denison 964 1082.

PTArts Program will be given by Kendall Smith who curated the show on Saturday the 17th. Social and sharing at 10am and program begins at 11.

“Izvorje is an organization made up of seven Serbian women – enthusiasts of various ages and professions – whose main goal is to draw their inspiration from their tradition…creating wonderful handcrafts and preserving this noble craft…”

PTArts Program on Saturday 10-27

October 27th  Adriane Nicolaisen will both speak and then host a group at her home a couple blocks away.  Social and sharing starts at 10am … Program at 11.  Come and enjoy.  She will speak on “The AVL Dobby Loom – How It Changed My Weaving”.  Field trip follows talk.

ALSO … Beginning Kumihimo Class

will be held Saturday January 19, 2019.  This will be a 6 hour class taught by Jackie Wollenberg who will supply all necessary materials for $50 fee.

OCTOBER Fiber Faire ! Items for sale in PTArts GALLERY

The first weekend in October brings again the best of Fiber Faire during 1st Friday and all day Saturday … Textiles, Textile related items and Jackie’s annual rummage sale … Come One, Come All.

Continuing throughout the month, fiber faire items for sale in PTArts Gallery.

September 29, 2018 SPECIAL

  7pm-8pm:  Special Evening Program …. Tricia Goldberg Tapestry

TRICIA GOLDBERG has taught tapestry weaving and exhibited her work widely for over 30 years. She teaches in her studio in Berkeley, CA, and at art centers nationally, lectures, and weaves commissioned tapestries as well as her exhibition work. Tricia’s work appears in collections and in publications including Fiber Arts Design Book 3, 4, and 7; and The Tapestry Handbook, by Carol Russell. Tricia is a founding member of Tapestry Weavers West, a west coast organization formed in 1985. She’s also a member of American Tapestry Alliance, a national organization promoting tapestry.

Put this on your calendar

Fiber Fair and Textile Bazaar!!!

Gallery preview, Friday, October 5, 5 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 6, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Gallery sales through October 27


Pacific Textile Arts’ Annual Fundraiser and Textile Celebration!

Artists’ booths selling new and used textile treasures,
yarns, books, equipment and textile rummage,
along with “Jackie’s Mini-Rummage Sale.”
450 Alger St., Ft. Bragg

First Friday 9-7-18 – new show!

Judy Castleton’s Art Quilts !!!
5-8pm Friday September 7th


Ongoing in Willits for the month of September  QUILTS!