Portland Handweavers Guild Meetings




Guild Meetings

February 11, 2016



M - Q



 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


Susan Wilson

Classic Crackle and More

Both day and eve meetings:


Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR  97219


Day mtg - Rm 7



 Board Meeting

January 28, 2016


 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


The PHG Spring Sale

The PHG Spring Sale and The Gathering of the Guilds is coming up in April.

Mark your calendars for this wonderful sale of creative items including weaving, spinning, felting, dyeing, surface design, basketry and other forms of interlacement. And that is just what Portland Handweavers Guild has to offer! The other Guilds participating are The Portland Bead Society, Oregon Glass Guild, Guild of Oregon Woodworkers, and the Creative Metal Arts Guild. Come shop and see collaborative pieces, demonstrations, fashion shows and more: April 22-24, 2016 at the Oregon Convention Center.


President's Letter

Greetings, PHG Members,


How are you doing with those New Year's resolutions? When I ask myself that question, the answer is “What resolutions?” It’s easy to get off track when you are floating down the river all alone.

How can a person who loves weaving enjoy all the benefits of community support? Melody Ruth of Ruthie’s Weaving Studio once said, “in a word: Workshops”, adding that they had been a rich source of learning for her.

Getting to workshops was difficult for me in the past, yet there were ways to experience “workshop-ness” even if time and funds were tight. PHG membership offers the benefit of opportunities through Guild programs, members’ show and tell, and sometimes volunteering at a workshop as a go-fer!

A great opportunity is now available through PHG’s Program and Workshop Committee. Program Director Leah Hershey and volunteers like you are breaking new ground for PHG with this approach. The committee model is working for guilds around the country. An opportunity to be on the ground floor and develop this format is a “workshop” in its own right. PHG’s history of top quality workshops is a wonderful tapestry. Future program and workshop topics are being developed right now.

Let’s not forget this work allows committee members to get the inside scoop on what is happening around Oregon, Washington, and beyond in the world of Workshops! Now there’s a New Year's Resolution to remember: Treat yourself to a growth opportunity through the Program and Workshop Committee.
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 sponsers 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 

   Pam's Playhouse: Beach Cabin Escape - PamPatrieStudios@yahoo.com    503-250-1642   

   YarniaYarniapdx.com  and  CustomYarn.com   503-939-5338

   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



Susan Wilson - Crackle Weave


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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Sarah Anderson - coming in April