We are looking for a new space to use and until we find one, classes have been postponed. If you know a location available for use on Tuesday evenings we'd love to hear about it.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


Pdx Skills Share, an introduction

New skills share group forming in early September, memebers are invited to attend and teach free arts and craft classes. Danielle, MissPurl and I (littleput) are organizing classes now.

***You don't have to teach to attend, just drop in, have some hot chocolate and learn something new :)

If you'd like to teach something or help organize the group please comment below, contact us via our etsy shops or send an email to (me) or (Danielle).
We look forward to lots of cozy evenings learning and sharing the things we love to do.
What: Take a class once a week or teach a class once in a while.
When: Currently Tuesday evenings from 7pm-9pm
Where: Portland Cedarwood School, 3030 sw 2nd Downtown pdx 97201
Who can attend: Anyone and everyone, there is even a play space and a gym for kids.
Who can teach: Anyone can teach or share a skill and the more who do the better.
How much: No classroom fee but in some cases you will need to bring your own materials, a list will be included in the class description and an occasional donation to the space may suggested.


Tuesday Sept 11th Intro to Drop Spinning

Intro To Drop Spinning: Learn the basics of spinning on a drop spindle.

This is a great intro if you are interested in creating small amounts of unique yarn or thinking about spinning on a wheel.

The class will cover roving vs batt, drafting, and plying. We will also talk about setting your twist and singles.

Tools needed: A spindle either top whorl or bottom whorl.
Northwest Wools generally has a good selection. Or make a cd Spindle. There are many online sources for drop spindles if you need help selecting one please feel free to contact me.

Supplies Needed: You will need some wool. Pick a wool like blue-faced leicester (BFL) or corriedale, these wools have a rougher hand and will be perfect for first time spinners. I will bring a selection of wools to try so do not worry if you are unable to find wool.

Please also bring a couple toilet paper/paper towel rolls.

Optional Tools: Niddy-Noddy and ball winder


Tuesday Sept 18th Intro to bookbinding

Stab binding & single signature binding and accordion folds. Learn a few mini basic to get you on your way to the addictive world of making things with paper.

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Please bring:
An awl
A bone folder
Decorative papers for book covers
Ribbons and pretty bits
You can find awls, bone folders, pretty papers at Art Media, Columbia Art and Draft, Paper Zone and Michaels :O)
I'll be bringing interior pages, ribbon, needles, extra awls, glue, my own stash of pretty papers and ribbons to share as well.

Bring what you can, share what you can't.

Those who wish to attend please RSVP in the comment box below.


Sept 25th: Beginning Chainmaille Weaving

-At least 10 feet or so 18 to 20 gauge wire. Colored craft wire is inexpensive for beginning projects. The more kinds of wire, the merrier!

-Small smooth round dowels for making jump rings (1/4 inch diameter is good, a round pencil or anything stiff enough will do in a pinch)

-Flush cutters

-*Two* pairs small pliers - I will bring my extras and encourage you to do the same :)

Extras: earwires, clasps, charms, hammer and bench block or wire whacker, jeweler's saw IF you already know how to use it safely :)

Most of these things are readily available at Joann's, Michaels, or bead and craft shops around town. I am happy to help with more specific projects anyone may have!


October 2nd Beginning Wire Wrapping with Krysten (Kspell)

Beginning Wire Wrapping:
Learn the basics for wire wrapping beads. This class will cover the creation of bead chains, as well as briolette droplets for earrings or focal pieces. These basics will give you a great foundation for designing your own unique jewelry creations.

Required Supplies:
Standard beads
Briolette beads
Beading wire (22 - 18 gauge recommended)
Wire cutters
Round nose or looping pliars
Flat nose pliars

Optional Supplies:

Locations to Purchase Supplies:
Dava Bead & Trade (1815 NE Broadway)
Joann Crafts