Portland Handweavers Guild Meetings




Guild Meetings

April 13, 2017


A - L



Day Meeting: 9:30 set up and social time

10:00 am - 12:00 meeting


Evening: 6:30 pm set up & social time

 7:00 - 9:00 pm Meeting


Rosalie Neilson
The Power of Block Design

Both day and eve meetings:


Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR  97219


Day mtg - Room 7

Evening mtg - Auditorium

 Board Meeting


April 27, 2017


 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

PHG members go to the members only page for the Call for Artists PHG Exhibit at MAC's Center Gallery

President's Letter

A quote from Mary Atwater:

“We weavers with our simple hand looms, by going back to the fine, clear beauty of the ancient days, have thrown a bridge over the ugliness of the machine-made age just behind us. It is not a dead art we are reviving but a new and growing art that will flower into who can tell what wonderful new blossoming.”

Found in the samples and treasures of Dorothea Hulse by her granddaughter, new weaver Melody Macready, in her dad’s attic! The point of the story is as Mary Atwater spoke years before, “we know not where and how the blossoms will come.”
Wherever my wanderings take me as a representative of the Handwoven Art, there is a wonderful quality of life. The phrase “sacred space” has been popular for some time now. When we share a “sacred” art form, people we meet sense it to be so. This seems even more important today than in the past.

Sharing our weaving stories offers solid ground for all of us with wonder-filled bridges spanning the past and future generations.

In closing, check out Facebook, Saori Salt Spring. Terry Bibby is offering Saori weaving for those age 6 years and up!  There’s a spanning bridge.

Participation is our gift to one another. Thank you all,

D. Joel Weber, President

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



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