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Portland Handweavers Guild Meetings




Guild Meetings

April 9, 2015



M - Q



Day meeting: 9:30 am set up & social time

10:00 am - 12 noon meeting


Evening: 6:30 pm set up & social time

 7:00 pm Meeting


Barbara Setsu Pickett

Deceptive Textiles

Both day and eve meetings:


Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR  97219


Day mtg - Rm 7

Eve mtg - Auditorium



Board Meeting

April 23, 2015


 Board Members



7:00 - 9:00 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 2015 Spring Sale:





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



Applications Available for PHG Grant

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 grant of $600 to a member who has a strong desire to learn and submits a proposal explaining what subject they would like to research and how they plan to accomplish their goal. The needed information is outlined in the downloadable flier on the Grants and Scholarships page (take me there).



President's Message

A very exciting project is in the works that will provide focus and opportunity for collaboration within our theme "Fiber to Fashion". The Maryhill Museum houses a most extraordinary collection of fashion, Théâtre de la Mode. This work originated from an amazing collaborative undertaking in Paris in 1945. This is the inspiration for our project: We have decided to create a display of 10 mannequins that will show how gorgeous handwoven cloth can be. Each mannequin will be dressed in an outfit that is at least 50% handwoven, and all 10 will be displayed at the Spring Sale at the Convention Center.
In addition, 1945 was the year PHG was formed, so we have a 70 year celebration to look forward to in 2015.
It's going to be a fun year.


The Mannequin Project

We will keep you informed of the progress of this amazing, collaborative project. Many people have already become involved, and the majority of the mannequins have been 'adopted'. Those adopting a mannequin vary from a group of members to a single person. They have started down creative pathways which should all have very different outcomes. It will be fun to see - meanwhile come back here each month for an update on the progress.




                                             Théâtre de la Mode at the MaryHill Museum




Many thanks to the sponsers of our roster:


   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



Barbara Setsu Pickett


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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Anita Luvera Mayer