Portland Handweavers Guild Meetings




Guild Meetings

September 14, 2017



Stay Tuned



Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR  97219


Day mtg - Room 7

Evening mtg - Auditorium

 Board Meeting




 Board Members

7:00 pm

(all members welcome)

Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR  97219

If you are not a PHG member, you may still attend meetings as our guest.

Portland Handweavers Guild

Portland Handweavers Guild (PHG) was formally organized in September of 1945. As a member guild of Weaving Guilds of Oregon (WeGO) and the Association of Northwest Weavers (ANWG), we participate in their projects and take an active part in conference activities both as a group and as individuals. Most of our members come from within a 50 to 80 mile radius of the Portland (Oregon) Metropolitan Area.


Our purpose is:

  • To promote excellence in handweaving, spinning and related arts
  • To help weavers, spinners, and other fiber artists a place to advance their skills through speakers, workshops, study groups, and the use of our textile library and other resources
  • To educate the public about the traditions and value of handweaving through annual exhibits of members work, our Annual Sale, and through on-going public demonstrations of weaving, spinning and other fiber arts

The Portland Handweavers Guild (PHG) has promoted excellence in handweaving, spinning and other fiber arts for over 60 years. Whatever your fiber interests, we hope that our programs will challenge you with new ideas and new directions to explore.


Become a Member

Members of PHG get a members rate on workshops, the PHG Newsletter with news about guild programs and other textile events, access to the PHG textile library collection, and more. Go to our Membership page to see the benefits.

Download a membership form

President's Letter

June and the warm days of summer are finally here!  As is customary, we close our 2016-17 season with a lovely evening of camaraderie and strawberries. If you normally attend the day meeting, please do try to attend because we also need to conduct the short but important business of electing officers and approving our spending plan for next year.
But mostly it’s a chance to spend a little extra social time with each other, time we frequently don’t have. Please consider seeking out someone you don’t know -- just introduce yourself, and ask them about what their last textile project was, or what their next one will be. The Guild is full of talented people, and you’ll undoubtedly have a memorable conversation.
Finally, we recognize the need for change and the incoming Board hopes to get your input on where PHG should go and what changes are your top priorities. It’s been nearly two years since the last membership survey, and dozens of new members have joined since then. We’ve taken a couple of questions from that survey and hope you’ll chat with folks at your table, and then jot down your thoughts using paper and pencils at the table.  It needn’t be too sophisticated or time-intensive. Keep it light, fun, and friendly. We’ll let you know what we heard later this summer and what we will try to do with those ideas.
We have some great programs and workshops planned for next season, and we plan to meet the needs of our diverse membership in an ever-changing world. Have a great summer, and we look forward to seeing you – and your show-and-tell items -- next September.
Sue Walsh


The Mannequin Project

PHG's Mannequin Project provided focus and opportunity for collaboration within 2014-15's theme "Fiber to Fashion". Inspiration came from The Maryhill Museum, which houses a most extraordinary collection of fashion, Théâtre de la Mode. This work originated from an amazing collaborative undertaking in Paris in 1945. PHG created a display of 10 mannequins that show how gorgeous handwoven cloth can be. Each mannequin is dressed in an outfit that is at least 50% handwoven. The mannequins have been on display at the Convention Center during our spring sale and have recently spent a few months in the windows at The Button Emporium in downtown Portland.





Many thanks to the sponsors of our roster:


Northwest Wools - www.northwestwools.com   503-244-5024


Eugene Textile Center - www.EugeneTextileCenter.com   541-688-1565


  Ruthie's Weaving Studio - www.RuthiesWeavingStudio.iwarp.com    503-232-7328 


 Multnomah Arts Center -  www.MultnomahArtsCenter.org   503-823-2787


Fiber Rhythm Craft and Design - http://Fiberrhythm.com   503-236-7318


 Damascus Fiber Arts School - www.DamascusFiberArtsSchool.com   503-558-1727


Yarnia - yarniapdx.com or customyarn.com 



Rosalie Neilson


Handweavers Guild


General Meetings

2nd Thursday

of each month*

September – June


*any changes in this schedule

will be noted in the box

to the left



Morning meeting:

Doors open at

9:30 am


Meeting Begins

10:00 am


Evening meeting:

Doors open at

6:30 pm


Meeting begins

7:00 pm



to the meetings


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