Portland Handweavers Guild Meetings




Guild Meetings

April 14, 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


Sarah Anderson

Spinning: Energized Handspun


Both day and eve meetings:


Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR  97219


Day mtg - Rm 7



 Board Meeting

March 24, 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.

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.


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

Greetings, PHG Members,


Daylight Savings Time and the Spring Equinox are two changes coming in March. Personally, I love the increased light and increased activity levels which come at this time of year. Even children have begun to write coded messages on sidewalks with chalk, and the message is “feel the change”.


It may be true that it is not yet time to plant outside, but plant starts have begun to show up in the nurseries. Planting outside is around the corner, as is our Spring Sale. The Spring Sale planning feels increasingly urgent. “Will we meet our goals?” “How many new faces will join us in PHG?” “How many new weavers and spinners will we welcome to the guild?” 


When we take our place in the public eye we sow seeds of imagination, curiosity, and wonder. The acts of weaving and spinning connect us deeply with our ancestors. No book or video can touch fellow humans like experiencing creative fiber work in person. It brings out the innocent child in people of all ages. 


If you are a veteran volunteer, welcome back! If you are a novice volunteer, talk to a board member about finding a comfortable activity you can engage in to participate in the magic of demonstrating.


Remember that the universal sign of great intelligence is sharing creative joy!


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



Sarah Anderson - coming in April


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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