Closing Party!  Artist Discussion!  Community Weaving!
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Closing Party! Artist Discussion! Community Weaving!

STOCKPILER PRESENTS: 
Natalie Novak + Samuel Bautista Lazo Talk Culture through Weaving
Thursday, June 27, 2019 • The Hoxton Hotel 15 NW 4th Ave • 6-9 pm

Natalie Novak & Samuel Bautista Lazo Talk Culture through Weaving: Produced by Stockpiler and hosted by The Hoxton Hotel, this exciting FREE event features a conversation and audience participation around weaving as a common cultural thread. Along with sales of art and craft products made by Novak and Lazo, Stockpiler will be featuring it’s first community based weaving project with materials from Portland Garment Factory. Bites provided by The Hoxton Hotel. Space is limited, please RSVP!


RSVP HERE:

https://thehoxton.com/hoxtown/events/meet-the-artist-natalie-novak
 

Natalie Novak is a visual artist in Portland, OR. Working primarily in tapestry, Novak draws from ancient and contemporary weaving techniques to explore color relationships, modern mysticism and the (super) natural world. Currently Novak maintains a dedicated practice at her home studio and teaches this meditative craft to students in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Samuel Bautista Lazo and family are a traditional Benizaa (Zapotec) family of weavers. Their woven products are hand dyed and woven from 'criollo' native wool, carrying out the traditions of their ancestors.

About Stockpiler
Christopher Dibble, a portrait and interiors photographer and weaver, and Mariel Pitti, artist and Art Sales Director at The Froelick Gallery is a Creative Community Connector. We work closely with early and mid-career artists to curate and produce showcases and events. Sharing our passion for fine art, craft and design with the public, Stockpiler acts as a roaming gallery, popping up in different locations, curating shows inspired by that particular venue.

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Weaving as Meditation
Jun
13
to Jun 17

Weaving as Meditation

  • Spirit Weavers Gathering / Cedar Bloom Farm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Through weaving we can integrate the mind, body and spirit to achieve a genuine practice of meditation and self expression. Even if you already have weaving experience, this intuitive approach will help you tune into your subconscious and reconnect with your inspiration.

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Weaving on the Backstrap Loom
Jun
6
to Jun 10

Weaving on the Backstrap Loom

  • Spirit Weavers Gathering / Cedar Bloom Farm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn how to build an elegant version of the backstrap loom that needs little beyond a post and the weaver herself to create a structure to weave on. We’ll start weaving our own straps during class and you’ll leave with the knowledge and materials to finish this project in your own time and continue weaving for a lifetime.

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Beginning Weaving Workshop
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Beginning Weaving Workshop

In this 5 hour class you'll learn the fundamentals of weaving on a frame loom from Portland artist Natalie Novak.  During this hands-on workshop you'll learn how to set up your loom, weave simple shapes, create texture, fringe and how to finish your weaving.  We'll cover terms and techniques to help unravel the mysteries of weaving so you can continue on your own with confidence.  Materials will be provided to use during class and to start (and maybe finish!) your own woven wall hanging.  You'll leave the workshop with a new skill set and a basic loom kit with all the essentials.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND SIGN UP!

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Weaving Workshop:  How the @$#%! do I weave that?
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Weaving Workshop: How the @$#%! do I weave that?

Having trouble with complex shapes?  Getting stuck on circles?  Not sure how to plan and weave your design?  This might be the class you're looking for.  In this hands on workshop we'll be working with cartoons and exploring techniques to help you make your tapestry dreams come true.  Sound good? 

FIND ALL THE DETAILS AND SIGN UP HERE!

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Weaving Workshop: Color Changes and Gradations
Mar
17
10:30 AM10:30

Weaving Workshop: Color Changes and Gradations

In this class you'll learn three different methods of blending one yarn into the next.  We'll use subtle shifts and mathematical balance (no actual math required!) to smoothly transition between hues and values.   The techniques you'll learn in this class can be used for plain weave, shapes and textured weaves on any type of loom.

FIND ALL THE DETAILS AND SIGN UP HERE!

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Beginning Weaving Workshop
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Beginning Weaving Workshop

In this 5 hour class you'll learn the fundamentals of weaving on a frame loom from Portland artist Natalie Novak.  During this hands-on workshop you'll learn how to set up your loom, weave simple shapes, create texture, fringe and how to finish your weaving.  We'll cover terms and techniques to help unravel the mysteries of weaving so you can continue on your own with confidence.  Materials will be provided to use during class and to start (and maybe finish!) your own woven wall hanging.  You'll leave the workshop with a new skill set and a basic loom kit with all the essentials.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND SIGN UP!

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Woven Necklace Workshop
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Woven Necklace Workshop

Weave your own beautiful pendant necklace using luxurious silk, linen, hemp and other plant fibers. You’ll learn special techniques for weaving patterns and fringe and finish your piece with solid brass findings and chain.

FIND ALL THE DETAILS AND SIGN UP HERE!

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Beginning Weaving Workshop
Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Beginning Weaving Workshop

In this 5 hour class you'll learn the fundamentals of weaving on a frame loom from Portland artist Natalie Novak.  During this hands-on workshop you'll learn how to set up your loom, weave simple shapes, create texture, fringe and how to finish your weaving.  We'll cover terms and techniques to help unravel the mysteries of weaving so you can continue on your own with confidence.  Materials will be provided to use during class and to start (and maybe finish!) your own woven wall hanging.  You'll leave the workshop with a new skill set and a basic loom kit with all the essentials.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND SIGN UP!

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Warped Weaving Workshop with Make & Mary
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Warped Weaving Workshop with Make & Mary

Welcome to an extra special edition of Beginning Weaving!  I'm teaming up with Yvonne Perez of Make & Mary to bring you this cannabis infused workshop that approaches weaving as a creative meditation.  Weaving is known as one of the world's oldest crafts, a slow and methodical art that helps us integrate the mind, body and spirit to achieve a genuine practice of meditation and self expression.  And it's really fun! 

In this 3 hour class you'll learn all the basics of weaving on a frame loom and have the option to sample some of Oregon's finest CBD/THC wares in a beautiful and relaxed environment.  Registration includes guided weaving instruction, cannabis treats, light refreshment and a complete weaving kit, (loom, weaving tools, yarn and illustrated how-to booklet), for you to keep.  You can also BYOW to this event!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND SIGN UP!

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Holiday Pop Up Sale on Industrial Row
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Pop Up Sale on Industrial Row

It’s been a few years since I last did a Holiday Pop Up, but this one seemed too good to pass up. I’ll be there with some of my tapestries and a LOT of new woven jewelry that will be available for the first time here! If that doesn’t tempt you, you’ll also be able to visit the studios and get handmade gifts by : 

Lisa Congdon / @lisacongdon 

Modern Macramé / @modernmacrame 

Pigeon Toe / @pigeon_toe

Paper Epiphanies / @paperepiphanies 

Combed Thunder / @combedthunder 

Make & Mary™ / @themakeandmary 

WeMake / @wemakepdx 

apotspot / @apotspot 

LR Design Co / @lrdesignco 

Man Top Bakery / @mtn_top_living

Rendered Co / @rendered.co 

Red Desert Rose / @red_desert_rose_pdx 

Parker Simonne Designs / @parkersimonnedesigns 

High Society Collection / @highsocietycollection

Industrial Row Holiday Pop Up

Dec. 15th from 10am-4pm 

In the Old Mill district off of N Tillamook Street & Interstate Avenue 

Featuring locally made goods from some of Portland’s favorite makers!

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Beginning Weaving Workshop
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Beginning Weaving Workshop

In this 5 hour class you'll learn the fundamentals of weaving on a frame loom from Portland artist Natalie Novak.  During this hands-on workshop you'll learn how to set up your loom, weave simple shapes, create texture, fringe and how to finish your weaving.  We'll cover terms and techniques to help unravel the mysteries of weaving so you can continue on your own with confidence.  Materials will be provided to use during class and to start (and maybe finish!) your own woven wall hanging.  You'll leave the workshop with a new skill set and a basic loom kit with all the essentials.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND SIGN UP!

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Shop Late! Holiday Sale At Woodshop Woodshop
Dec
7
2:00 PM14:00

Shop Late! Holiday Sale At Woodshop Woodshop

Join us on Friday, December 7th for a special holiday sale! 10 of your favorite shops on Williams Avenue will be staying open late and offering awesome sales and serving up holiday treats. Woodshop Woodshop is offering 10% off all furniture and handwoven rugs and 20% off everything else in the shop!. We’ll also be ladling out spiced (or spiked!) cider that could warm up even the Grinch’s heart.

Click here to see all the shops participating : http://williamsdistrict.com/shoplate/

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Beginning Weaving Workshop
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Beginning Weaving Workshop

In this 5 hour class you'll learn the fundamentals of weaving on a frame loom from Portland artist Natalie Novak.  During this hands-on workshop you'll learn how to set up your loom, weave simple shapes, create texture, fringe and how to finish your weaving.  We'll cover terms and techniques to help unravel the mysteries of weaving so you can continue on your own with confidence.  Materials will be provided to use during class and to start (and maybe finish!) your own woven wall hanging.  You'll leave the workshop with a new skill set and a basic loom kit with all the essentials.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND SIGN UP!

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in/finite body
Nov
2
to Dec 8

in/finite body

in/finite body is a series of new tapestry work by artist Natalie Novak. The ten pieces in this collection use symbols and color to describe the exigencies of living in a human body and how that simultaneously connects and disconnects us from experiencing the world. Our physical self is the means and the limitation for our exploration of vast landscapes both internal and external. We are constantly changing beings forging relationships within ourselves and the universe as we know it, which is also in continuous flux. This endless shifting is a dance we must navigate our entire lives, and the steps are changing every second of every day.

in/finite body will be on display at Woodshop Woodshop from Friday, November 2nd through Saturday, December 8th. Gallery hours are Friday & Saturday 12-6 or by appointment. Please email me to schedule a visit outside regular hours!

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Contemporary Threads
Oct
25
to Oct 27

Contemporary Threads

I’ll be here Thursday and Friday with some newly woven necklaces. Or come visit Saturday, I’ll be out of town, but my weaving will be holding it down without me!

STOCKPILER PRESENTS: CONTEMPORARY THREADS HOSTED BY KAT + MAOUCH
TH, OCT 25TH FROM 4-6P • FR, OCT 26TH FROM 4-6P • SA, OCT 27TH FROM 11-6P

Contemporary Threads features a lineup of local textile artists during Portland Textile Month. Join us on Thursday, October 25 from 4-6 pm for our opening party and first to shop opportunity. Plus, don’t miss Kat+Maouche’s talk at 5 pm on The History of Berber Rugs as Cultural Objects.

Friday and Saturday shop handcrafted soft goods, watch textile demonstrations and more. Talk with contemporary artists focused on elevating textile creativity and awareness in PDX.  Participating textile professionals include LeBrie Rich of Penfelt, Gloria Freshley, Emily Katz, Katherine Entis, Tricia Langman, Patty Benson, Sarah Wertzberger, Natalie Novak, Megan Mesloh and more.

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Warped Weaving Workshop with Make & Mary
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Warped Weaving Workshop with Make & Mary

Welcome to an extra special edition of Beginning Weaving!  I'm teaming up with Yvonne Perez of Make & Mary to bring you this cannabis infused workshop that approaches weaving as a creative meditation.  Weaving is known as one of the world's oldest crafts, a slow and methodical art that helps us integrate the mind, body and spirit to achieve a genuine practice of meditation and self expression.  And it's really fun! 

In this 3 hour class you'll learn all the basics of weaving on a frame loom and have the option to sample some of Oregon's finest CBD/THC wares in a beautiful and relaxed environment.  Registration includes guided weaving instruction, cannabis treats, light refreshment and a complete weaving kit, (loom, weaving tools, yarn and illustrated how-to booklet), for you to keep.  You can also BYOW to this event!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND SIGN UP!

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Beginning Weaving Workshop with Homespun School
Jul
8
11:00 AM11:00

Beginning Weaving Workshop with Homespun School

I'm teaming up with Homespun School to bring you this beginning weaving workshop!

In this 5 hour class you'll learn the fundamentals of weaving on a frame loom from Portland artist Natalie Novak.  During this hands-on workshop you'll learn how to set up your loom, weave simple shapes, create texture, fringe and how to finish your weaving.  We'll cover terms and techniques to help unravel the mysteries of weaving so you can continue on your own with confidence.  Materials will be provided to use during class and to start (and maybe finish!) your own woven wall hanging.  You'll leave the workshop with a new skill set and a basic loom kit with all the essentials.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND SIGN UP!

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Weaving Workshop: Color Changes and Gradations
Jul
1
11:00 AM11:00

Weaving Workshop: Color Changes and Gradations

In this class you'll learn three different methods of blending one yarn into the next.  We'll use subtle shifts and mathematical balance (no actual math required!) to smoothly transition between hues and values.   The techniques you'll learn in this class can be used for plain weave, shapes and textured weaves on any type of loom.

FIND ALL THE DETAILS AND SIGN UP HERE!

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Art Opening Party @ Woodshop Woodshop: NOPO Neon & Tugs
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Art Opening Party @ Woodshop Woodshop: NOPO Neon & Tugs

Come to the party at my gallery for the artist reception and opening of NOPO Neon and Tugs, new paintings by Brad Parker.  Parker's watercolors celebrate Portland's iconic past and present through images of classic neon signs, tugboats and bridges. 

Drinks and snacks and beautiful handmade work from more than a dozen Portland artists.  No need to RSVP,we'll see you when you get here!

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Weaving As Meditation at Spirit Weavers - Moon Session
Jun
7
to Jun 11

Weaving As Meditation at Spirit Weavers - Moon Session

  • Spirit Weavers Gathering (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With Natalie Novak and Samantha LaMont

In this class we will explore creative meditation through the use of flower essences and tapestry weaving. Natalie Novak and Samantha LaMont will share with you the ancient craft of weaving as a means of entering a meditative state.

Weaving is a methodical and slow practice. As our hands get involved with each stitch our minds are free to rest from our conscious stream of thought. It is in this state of quiet that we are able to hear our creative voice and let that voice be heard and SHINE!

The flower essences will unlock any barriers to your true creative self as your fingers dance across the loom! Join this class and learn to weave, but also, how weaving can be a tool used daily for self care and meditation.

Sign up through the SWG website by clicking HERE.

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Weaving As Meditation at Spirit Weavers - Sun Session
May
31
to Jun 4

Weaving As Meditation at Spirit Weavers - Sun Session

  • Spirit Weavers Gathering (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With Natalie Novak and Samantha LaMont

In this class we will explore creative meditation through the use of flower essences and tapestry weaving. Natalie Novak and Samantha LaMont will share with you the ancient craft of weaving as a means of entering a meditative state.

Weaving is a methodical and slow practice. As our hands get involved with each stitch our minds are free to rest from our conscious stream of thought. It is in this state of quiet that we are able to hear our creative voice and let that voice be heard and SHINE!

The flower essences will unlock any barriers to your true creative self as your fingers dance across the loom! Join this class and learn to weave, but also, how weaving can be a tool used daily for self care and meditation.

Sign up through the SWG website by clicking HERE.

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Intermediate Weaving Workshop: Color Changes and Gradations
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Weaving Workshop: Color Changes and Gradations

In this class you'll learn three different methods of blending one yarn into the next.  We'll use subtle shifts and mathematical balance (no actual math required!) to smoothly transition between hues and values.   The techniques you'll learn in this class can be used for plain weave, shapes and textured weaves on any type of loom.

FIND ALL THE DETAILS AND SIGN UP HERE!

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Portland Weaving Club!
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Portland Weaving Club!

What happens when all the weavers in Portland area (or at least a handful of us) meet up in real life to weave together, share yarn and swap stories?  Come to Weaving Club to find out! 

If you haven't touched your loom in a little while, this might the the motivation you need to pick up your yarn.  Maybe you weave all the time and just want to do it in the company of others with string on the brain.  Either way, you're invited to join the Portland Weaving Club! 

Bring yourself, your favorite weaving friends, pack up your loom and maybe a snack or drink to share if you want to.  Everyone is welcome at this free event, please RSVP to natalie@combedthunder.com.

This month we're hoping to weave outside in one of the city's many beautiful parks.  Because the PNW weather is so unpredictable we might not know until the day of whether we'll be inside or out.  Make sure to RSVP so you know where to find us!

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Portland: Beginning Weaving Workshop
May
20
11:00 AM11:00

Portland: Beginning Weaving Workshop

I'm teaming up with Homespun School to bring you this beginning weaving workshop!

In this 5 hour class you'll learn the fundamentals of weaving on a frame loom from Portland artist Natalie Novak.  During this hands-on workshop you'll learn how to set up your loom, weave simple shapes, create texture, fringe and how to finish your weaving.  We'll cover terms and techniques to help unravel the mysteries of weaving so you can continue on your own with confidence.  Materials will be provided to use during class and to start (and maybe finish!) your own woven wall hanging.  You'll leave the workshop with a new skill set and a basic loom kit with all the essentials.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND SIGN UP!

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Intermediate Weaving Workshop:  How the @$#%! do I weave that?
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Weaving Workshop: How the @$#%! do I weave that?

Having trouble with complex shapes?  Getting stuck on circles?  Not sure how to plan and weave your design?  This might be the class you're looking for.  In this hands on workshop we'll be working with cartoons and exploring techniques to help you make your tapestry dreams come true.  Sound good? 

FIND ALL THE DETAILS AND SIGN UP HERE!

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The Blue of Distance @ Woodshop Woodshop
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

The Blue of Distance @ Woodshop Woodshop

There's a beautiful new show of woven work at my gallery, Woodshop Woodshop.  Join me for the opening party and artist reception of Taylor Nehrling's The Blue of Distance.  There are over a dozen handwoven and indigo dyed works in this collection plus a few of Taylor's shibori dyed moonscapes.  No need to RSVP, see you there!

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