For this week's Sold Out, I profiled the WildCraft Studio School, a creative retreat out in White Salmon, WA started last year by artist Chelsea Heffner, who brings instructors out from Portland as well as the immediate area to teach seminars on everything from weaving to sandal-making to pottery to dye-making in an idyllic rural setting. It's seasonal due to the harsh winters out in the country, and this year's classes just started up at the beginning of April, and will roll through early November. It's definitely something to consider for your fair(ish) weather to-do list. May's schedule is currently up; it includes an introduction to Ayurveda, mushroom growing, and knife making!

Weaving samples in the studio room.

This rad antique is one of several tools donated to the program.
  • Jesse Champlin
  • This rad antique is one of several tools donated to the program.

A collection of bones found at a nearby predator kill site.
  • Jesse Champlin
  • A collection of bones found at a nearby predator kill site.

The studios large loom, originally brought over from Finland.
  • Jesse Champlin
  • The studio's large loom, originally brought over from Finland.