Portland Handweavers Guild Meetings

 

 

 

Guild Meetings

May 12, 2016

 

refreshments

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 Hanks

Weaving from Nature's Bounty

Both day and eve meetings:

 

Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR  97219

 

Evening mtg - Auditorium

Day mtg - Rm 7

 

 

 Board Meeting

May 26, 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

 

President's Letter

Greetings, PHG Members,

 

Thank you, each and every one for sharing in a great Spring Sale!

Participation at the Spring Sale was amazing, with everyone giving from a personal archive of creative abundance. While contemplating the beauty in which we all reveled, it is also normal to be very happy it’s over!

It would be negligent to overlook that we do affect the way people see and experience the world: the stories shared, the moments of awe and the sublime energy of commonality. Yes, a work well done. Thank you again.

Guild membership is a richness in itself, verified as people asked, "how do we join?" Thanks to Ladella Williams, membership forms were on hand and paid applications were submitted.

It’s sort of funny that we work so hard. We sometimes forget how much joy shines through our  work. Little girls and boys or adults stand in silence, mesmerized by the colors, textures, and the completed works of art. What a very humbling experience.

So we’re off to the future, with so many new members we’ll all want to practice intentional listening and looking at guild life with new eyes. We can be the little girl or boy as we participate in a new adventure of communication, education and collaboration. The next 12 months will be filled with opportunity and each one of us can benefit through continued participation.

Oh, by the way, our next sale will include more M&M’s!

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 Hanks - coming in May

Susan Hanks - Weaving from Nature's Bounty

Portland

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

 

Directions

to the meetings

 
 

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