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

Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel and Accessories for Sale – price reduced to  $285.00

Spinning wheel is in good condition but does need a new drive band.  All accessories shown are included as well as two pair of hand carders and a small amount of roving.
Contact:   Apryl Bonham at  Located in Fort Bragg.









posted 4-12-18

I have a 40″ Gilmore loom for sale, if you know of anyone that might be interested, please let them know.  I am between Marysville & Oroville.  I am asking $1800 for all of the attached. I have hardly used it and it is in excellent condition.
Thank you,
Sharon Helton
posted 2-25-18

From: Shawn Hawkins <>
Date: Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 11:09 AM
Subject: Looms for sale

I have two looms for sale.

(1) One is a 24″18 shaft custom AVL loom built by Jim Ahrens for his wife.
(2) The other is a 45″ Gilmore 4 shaft loom.

I am selling them to buy one 8 shaft floor loom with fly shuttle. That’s all I want, two looms for one.  A straight up trade would be awesome.
posted 1-31-18

Note:  Sales Room has new lighting !



Ashford 8 harness (shaft) floor Jack loom, 45 in. weaving width. Great condition.

Instructions for assembly.
Approx. 200 nylon heddles/harness.
45 in #10 reed, 31.5 in # 12 reed.
Radddle and 2 pairs lease sticks. Hand operated bobbin winder with bobbins, wall mount warping board, umbrella swift, ball winder, 2 ski shuttles, 2 boat shuttles, 2 hand made stick shuttles three threading hooks, 2 slay hooks. 7 books Re: weaving etc. Partial cabinet to protect
loom in a corner. Jagger Spun & Halcyon Yarn sample pages.                        $2500.00 (some negotiation)
Erika Nosera   email:
(707) 462-2625 (home)    (707) 234-9855 (cell)

posted 10-10-17

Burnham fly shuttle mechanism Loom for sale

Here are the size specs:
45” width of read and beater
7’ – 2 1/4” fly shuttle beater
5’ – 3” Bench to warp wheel
6’ – 6” height of loom
Also included are 6 shuttles + yarn winder + robin winder + skein winder + yardage counter etc.

Email ( and my home # are best to contact Robert Yelland.
Cell phone 707-354-1703
Home number 707-984-6080



posted 2-23-17

Gilmore 40 inch 8 harness loom with additional items

Gilmore 40 inch 8 harness

40 inch 8 harness/shaft Gilmore floor loom with a bench and a warping reel.   Will consider all reasonable offers for the loom.  ——  He also has a warping reel and spinning wheel from Ashbuton, New Zealand.

You can contact the widower of the weaver directly for more information via email Del Raby.

Update 10-10-17

45″ AVL Weaving Loom FOR SALE – Like New – $2000 or Best Offer
4 Harnesses – 6 Treadles

AVL Loom - Cheryl 1 AVL Loom - Cheryl 2

For sale by original owner.


This hi-quality loom was purchased in 1990 for $5000 from the manufacturer.  It’s hardly used, in like new working condition and includes the original assembly manual.  The frame design is 2 large squares with an integrated bench. Warp and cloth are stored at the rear.   Polyester heddles, automatic warp tension, automatic cloth storage system, warp and cloth aprons with rods.  Loom can be expanded with additional harnesses, warp beams and Dobby head.

INCLUDES several reeds, lease sticks, a warping frame and various other accessories and weaving instruction books.
This loom is not currently assembled so pictures are of a similar loom.
It’s located in Oakville, Ontario and has been stored high and dry in my bedroom.
Can be easily transported in a pickup or small UHaul and delivery can be arranged.

Contact Cheryl Scoffield
Listed 13 Jan 2016

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.