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

Sat. Feb 22: PTArts Program

10am social
11am program

Suzanne da Rosa is a master lace knitter and a part of an ongoing historical study of Shetland fine lace knitting. She knits samples and garments for the Shetland Museum and Archives and test knits for well known designers from Europe.
Should be a very interesting program.

PTArts members and guests welcome.  Donations from guests always welcome.

PTArts Program Saturday 1-25-2020

At 11:00 AM   Adriane Nicolaisen will present a slide show about her recent trip to Uzbekistan and Turkey, elaborating on her collection of textiles from the area now on exhibit in the Gallery.

Meet and Greet at 10:00 AM before the program.
All are welcome, donations appreciated.

Adriane writes:

Handcrafts as well as hand made textiles in the traditions of the ancient Silk Road are everywhere to be seen in Uzbekistan. Once a part of the Soviet Union until 1991 the country was closed to tourism until 2016 when new leadership began a period of modernization. Now Uzbekistan welcomes people from all over the world.  The people are lovely, architecture is astounding and the food is delicious. The old walled cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva were once important trading centers along the old Silk Road and have been preserved and restored as UNESCO world heritage sites. The increase in tourism has been a boon to the preservation of traditional crafts and textiles as in the Fergana Valley where ancient practice of sericulture is in full view as mulberry trees line streets and roads. Traditional dress is common amongst older people on the street in most cities.

First Friday:  December 6, 2019   5-8pm

PTArts Program 11-23-19

Social and Sharing 10am

Program 11am:  Linda Turner and Valerie Frey will delight us with “show and tell” from their travels to Japan and their study of Kumihimo.

Mark your calendar … Nov 9, 2019

Beginning Kumihimo class will be given on Saturday November 9th.  Sign up via our registration page.

November Gallery – Eileen Broderick

Hand knitted and crocheted wraps often worn over multi-colored hand dyed shirts. Plus other accessories created by Eileen Broderick.

Rescheduled due to power outage ….Nov 4/5 M/T: Crocheting the Coast

Introductory lesson in crocheting flora and fauna with Trisha Lavoie
November 4/5th

Introductory talk Monday, Nov 4th, 7pm at PTA classroom
All welcome at no charge.  Donations gratefully accepted.

Talk: Artist Trisha Lavoie will discuss her fiber art practice of recreating natural objects using crochet. In particular this talk will focus on her work recreating local flora and fauna as was shown last year at the Larry Spring Museum with examples from the exhibit.

3 hour Tuesday afternoon Workshop: Tuesday November 5th,  2019 (1:30 to 4:30pm)
Tuition: $60 (includes materials) 
To enroll send $50 non-refundable deposit with contact information and class request to:  Pacific Textile Arts  450 Alger St.  Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Or use our online registration form and optionally pay deposit with paypal donate button (remember to add your name and class registration info in the optional information field).

An introduction to the basic stitches and techniques of crochet will be given with instructions on how these basic techniques can be used to recreate objects from the coast such as kelp and seashells. Participants should be able to finish a small work during this workshop which can contribute to an ongoing project to cover the Pacific Textile Arts’ fence. No prior experience with crochet is necessary. Participants are also encouraged to bring examples of their favourite “sea debris” that may be found along the coast.

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Trisha Lavoie
is a Canadian fiber artist focused on using crochet soft sculpture to create art installations. Her work plays with non-traditional uses of crafts, issues of conspicuous consumption, comfort and environmental concerns. Fort Bragg’s current climate concerns with the diminishing kelp forests are of particular interest to her. Her work has been shown in Hamilton, Toronto and St Catherines in Southern Ontario, Vancouver, BC, and at the Larry Spring Museum Of Common Sense Physics in Fort Bragg.


Due to the likelihood of PGE power shutoff in Fort Bragg tomorrow … “popcorn and a movie” has been cancelled by Elaine Todd.

Travels to Guatemala opportunity …

Click Here for Info.

Oct Fiber Fair a success !

Thanks to all who worked the faire as well as those who came to find treasures.