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
Jennie Henderson
Lolli Jacobsen
Mickie McCormic
Joanie Packard
Nancy Trissel


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


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

Fiscal Year 2019-2020:
Nancy Kennedy, Sue Luna, Deborah Corsini, Janice Sullivan, Jackie Wollenberg, Ann Brezina

Other PTArts Volunteeers

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

Member’s Holiday Store OPEN

Click HERE or on Menu Tab

Please note that PTArts will not be a party to any transactions.
All items are held by artists and all customer interactions will be between you and the artist either via a phone number or an email. 

Check out our FACEBOOK page.
You can find the 2020 Newsletter here.

All PTArts gatherings postponed until further notice (Gallery, Programs, Classes, etc..)

Posted 3-18-2020

Hurricanes thru Guatemala

Deborah Chandler writes ”
We have had a long and extra-wet rainy season here in Central America this year, and now for a grand finale we have been hit by two huge hurricanes, ETA and IOTA. The damage is staggering, and I am hoping you can help us with recovery efforts.  My letter tells a bit of the story.  Please take a look

CNCH Fall Newsletter

Click HERE to see the current Conference of Northern California Handweavers newsletter.

Upcoming …

STREAMING SERIES ON ZOOM from    –     10/28, 11/18, 12/9, 1/6
Four-part presentation on SHIBORI hosted by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada with Ana Lisa Hedstrom.  You may sign-up for the full streaming series at a discount or pick and choose episodes to attend. If you miss a specific registered episode and still wish to see it later, we will send recordings for you to watch, for two weeks after the event date. Click here for more information.

Attending a Show via PDF file

Textile makers around the world do more than create vibrant fabrics for innumerable uses. Their creations stretch in countless ways. They reach back in time—continuing time-honored practices—and forward in time, bringing countless innovations and cross-cultural influences. Textiles may reflect hope, as makers use traditional knowledge to sustain the economies and ecologies of their communities. At the same time, cloth objects may reflect painful histories and the oppression of colonialism, while global demand for “fast fashion” has led to human rights and environmental crises in many parts of the world. Artisans therefore weave and stitch fabrics that stretch beyond comfort, protection, and beauty. The handmade textiles and objects in this exhibit, coming from 11 different parts of the world, each tie in to powerful human stories.

For this exhibit, the Hearst Museum’s staff selected pieces that were donated to the museum within the past 10 years, demonstrating the Hearst’s continuing efforts to document, conserve, and interpret global heritage through material culture.As you explore the objects and stories in this exhibit, we invite you to consider your own textile stories.  (Thank you Adriane Nicolaisen for bring this to our attention.

Celebrate Spinning and Weaving Week Oct 5-11, 2020

Handweaver’s Guild of America

The PTArts Spinning Group continues to meet regularly – contact Ann Brezina at annscats @ gmail for more information. Recently we have been meeting at Ann’s home but we also gather on the patio at Pacific Textile Arts as well. We spin on Thursdays between 1:30 and 3:30pm.

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In Memory Of ….

Judy Fisher 1928-2020


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s FIBER FAIR has been cancelled.