Portland Handweavers Guild Meetings




Guild Meetings

September 8, 2016



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


Sharon Allworth, 2016 Grant Recipient

Her Peru Trip

Both day and eve meetings:


Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR  97219


Evening mtg - Auditorium

Day mtg - Rm 7



 Board Meeting


August 25, 2016


 Board Members



5:00 pm

(all members welcome)

Home of Kate Dobbins

6347 SE Scott Dr.

Portland, OR  97215


5:00 pm - Pot Luck

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

Here are a few thoughts from Chris Rossi, our Spring Sale Chair:

“Every year the Portland Handweavers Guild becomes part of a larger community, the Gathering of the Guilds. For three magical days at the end of April we join with the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers, Creative Metal Arts Guild, Bead Society, and Oregon Glass Guild to present a showcase and sale of our finest work, as good as any you can find in the country.“

Chris reminds me, we are artists who choose to display our passion through art, supporting fellow artists here in Portland and across the country. This is hardly a task one would attempt alone.

Chris continues, “It gives us a chance to demonstrate just how good handcrafted weaving, spinning and dyeing can be.” Here the ideas of “chance and demonstration“ bring home the risk and opportunity taken in creating things and how these things themselves give voice to hand crafted art.

The power of demonstration is humbling and inspires us to return another day with renewed vigor. Chris summarizes, “It also gives us a chance to reach out to the community by demonstrating and teaching. This year was particularly busy in the demonstrations area. Volunteers worked extra shifts just to keep up with demand. I would like to give a large thank you to Ladella Williams for once again coordinating the activities and weaving almost non-stop. We couldn’t have done it without you, Ladella.”

This is where the rubber meets the road, how the art lives on, and recreates itself anew. Volunteering is a great opportunity of guild membership, offering a way to have a real and lasting impact on our guild and community.

Thank goodness for veterans and mentors at every level of outreach; their leadership at every level makes it all possible. It only happens as we show up.

Thank you each and everyone. What a wonderful guild we share.

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



Sharon's Peru trip


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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