Portland handweavers guild special project fund info

Is there a craft or an aspect of your craft you would like to learn more about? Portland Handweavers Guild would like to give you money to do this! The Portland Handweavers Guild encourages innovation, sharing, research and experimentation within the fields of weaving and spinning. In order to support members in their explorations, the guild offers an annual special projects fund to a member or study group (this includes new members and new weavers!) with a strong desire to learn. The required information is outlined in the downloadable flier (see below).

special funds application

Applications will be accepted February 1 through May 1, 2020 and are DUE May 1st. 


The total special fund budget for 2019-2020 is $250. 


For additional information, contact the Director of Education, Maggie Patterson, at mudgepatterson@hotmail.com.  


New members (a year or less) and new weavers (less than three years) are encouraged to apply! Study Groups are also encouraged to apply. Think about what you would like to learn about.


Download the Information Flier for the application process.

2018 fund awarded to Leah hershey

Highlights of her multimedia presentation include ancient Boro textiles and how they are incorporated in conemporary fashion, a visit to the studio of an artisan who makes gold leaf to weave into obis, and to the gallery of one of Japan’s most  innovative textile designers, Reiko Sudo.

Traditional Textile Arts of Japan

Japan Then and Now

List of PHG special fund awards and topics


leah hershey

TOPIC: Japanese Textile Tour


Sylvia Emard

TOPIC: International Shibori Symposium, Oaxaca, MX


sharon allworth

TOPIC: Peruvian Textile Tour


bev phelps

TOPIC: Ryijy (Rya) Rug Weaving Technique, Finland

More examples available in the library.


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