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

Trading Post


Please contact us if you would like to place a gratis “For Sale” or “Wanted” notice at this location.

LISTINGS WILL REMAIN FOR 6 MONTHS unless notified that item sold or extended listing desired


 FOR SALE: Looms for Sale
4 shaft Gilmore looms. These were used originally in the Humboldt State Weaving program and later by the Ink People Center for the Arts. Most are 40” wide. In good condition.
Also available are loom benches
Contact Linda Hartshorn 707-599-2729

posted 9-14-2018

FOR SALE:  I am a weaver in Oakland, CA, and I would like to sell my 10 harness countermarche loom to someone who will use it. Description: 10 harness/10 treadle Lervad (Danish) countermarche loom/convertible to counterbalance. Very similar to a Glimakra loom.  Made of Danish beech with a few parts in maple.  Weaving width is 130cm (about 49″).  This loom is deeper than any other countermarche loom I have ever seen, which reduces wear on the warp threads, and the treadles and harnesses are easily accessible.  Mortise and tenon construction, back slung treadles, overhead beater, cloth protector, adjustable bench included.  I will also include a couple of shuttles with bobbins.  All parts are in good working order.  It also comes with 10 harness damask harnesses, and most of the parts to be converted to a counterbalance mechanism if you so desire.  It has about 900 or so texsolv heddles and all texsolv tie up cords.  I have used this loom for the past 10 years and it really weaves like a dream!  I have woven everything from lace to large rugs on it with no trouble.  I’m only selling it because I am upgrading to a 16 harness 63″ loom.  A similar 10 harness loom new from Glimakra would cost more than $5000.  I am asking $2200 or best offer.

David Oorbeck, 510.768.7440

posted 7-9-2018

Rose spinning wheel, traveler, for sale. It’s in great shape, I have just moved on to other things. If interested, contact
Tracy Reaves

posted 7-8-18

PRICE REDUCED  8-26-18   $300

Schacht Table loom for sale.  It is a 20 inch 4 harness loom with 2 reeds.  It appears that they are currently selling for $860.  This loom is like new.   You can reach me at or 707-972-1073.

Thank you, Lucille Mirata
posted 7-1-18

I have an industrial double needle lock-stitch machine for sale for $500. Model 212-140. Runs great. Has a servo motor, lamp, table, thread tree and bobbin winder.   I really need to sell it.

Shawn Hawkins <>

posted 5-7-2018

Note:  Sales Room has new lighting !


Ananse Village Toll Free:(877)242-4467 Local: (707)964-3534

Ananse Village, located on Highway One, just south of Fort Bragg is entering the fall season with a number of surprising changes. They have enlarged their retail space by almost 300%. Which of course, means a huge increase in their tantalizing inventory. This is of particular interest to textile addicts because it means more beautiful pants, tops, long and short dresses, scarves, shawls, beads and baskets. And perhaps, most wondrous of all, they have shelves and shelves of stunning, hand dyed fabrics. Of course they also carry a most unusual line of books dealing with fabrics, music, architecture, habitats and more. Alongside of these items you will find musical instruments, drums and furniture, particularly from Africa. At some point this fall they will be showing and selling the amazing collection of Guatamalan textiles collected by Raffa, a much loved, recently deceased member of our coastal community.

Besides all their recently arrive new items, Ananse Village is preparing to offer a tantalizing new service. One of their long time employees, Sandra Lindstrom, is going to make sample garments from some of their one of a kind hand dyed fabrics. Then Ananse Village will take orders for garments made to order out of their large fabric collection. This means that we, their ardent supporters, will be able to have personally chosen fabric made into a pattern of our choice by one of the north coast’s finest seamstresses. How good can it get? We at Pacific Textile Arts, try too boast the wonders of Ananse Village at every opportunity because they are outstanding people running a unique business according to the best fair trade policies, as well as underwriting many community micro-businesses in Africa. We salute them and the work they do for humanity.