P.O. Box 2598 Fort Bragg, Ca. 95437 (707) 964 5279


Pacific Textile Arts, formerly known as Pacific Basin Center of Textile Arts, moved in 1990 to the Mendocino Coast of California and has re-dedicated itself to furthering education, dialogue, and support for a broad range of textile and related arts. Most recently we have purchased a piece of property for a center, and have enlarged our board of directors to a nine member team to plan and move forward toward fulfilling our stated purpose.

The primary purposes of Pacific Textile Arts, as stated in our mission statement, are to provide an ongoing program of classes and maintain a uniquely equipped open studio for work in all aspects of textile arts to meet the individuals' educational and professional goals; to function as a community resource through speakers, lectures, a slide collection and textile library, and a community access gallery for historical and contemporary textiles.

While the vision and membership of the organization is national and international in scope, many activities are necessarily closer to home. Offering support to and in collaboration with other north coast arts organizations, including the Mendocino Art Center, the Mendocino Coast Handweaver's Guild, and the College of the Redwoods, Pacific Textile Arts is working to insure that textiles continue to be well represented through educational activities, exhibits, speakers, and slide lectures.

We are currently fundraising to restore the old Victorian that sits at the front of the property we have just purchased in a truly grassroots effort.. The house will be a center for meeting, working, studying, and exhibiting. It will house the extensive library and magazine, video, slide collection , as well as the growing textile research collection. Long range plans include the building of classroom, lecture, slide show, symposium, meeting and exhibit space; workspace for professionals, students, and visitors; textile study and conservation lab; technology center with computers, fax, copiers, etc.; cooperative efforts at marketing, incubating small businesses, and economic development; living quarters; and a dyer's garden. All forms of fiber arts will be encouraged at this growing center for the textile arts. Located next to the College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program, the Fort Bragg Middle School, and the Fort Bragg Senior Center, some interesting collaborations are anticipated.

Donations of time and/or money to this effort are gratefully accepted. Pacific Textile Arts is a 501(c) (3) organization, so donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. And visitors are always welcome. Call ahead and let us know you're coming.

Membership in Pacific Textile Arts is only $15 per year and includes three newsletters with feature articles on interesting textile projects, textile related travel, classes, materials, resources, and processes; an events calendar; book reviews; classified ads; and much more. See the back of this flyer for more information on membership

Board members include: Jackie Wollenberg, President; Roberta Brockschmidt, Vice President; Nancy Dennison, Treasurer; Elaine Todd, Secretary; Lolli Jacobsen; Victoria Fraser; Gail Deutsch; DeeLyn Carpenter, and Emily Whittlesey

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