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Portland Handweavers Guild Meetings


November Guild Meeting


November 8 

Presenter: Rosalie Neilson 

Hands-On Kumihimo Workshop


Author and PHG member Rosalie Neilson will present a 
workshop/program on Kumihimo. Please bring a Kumihimo disk and yarn
if you would like to participate. Note: the guild will have a few disks
to lend but do not have enough for everyone. Please purchase a disk
prior to the program if you can. The disks can be purchased
online or there are online tutorials on how to create your own if you like.


Day Meeting

 9:30 am: setup & social time

10 am - noon: Meeting

Location: ROOM 7



Evening Meeting

 6:30 pm: setup & social time

7-9pm: Meeting


Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR  97219



PHG Board Meeting

October 25, 2018

Board Meeting

 All members are welcome to attend.

7:00 pm
Note: all Board Meetings
are held in Room 4.


Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR  97219


Room 4

If you are not a PHG member, you may still attend meetings as our guest.
Interweave Store

Reminder: Bring Your Name Badge to Meetings
Remember that beautiful name badge you made to wear at guild meetings?

Don't forget to bring it along and show off your creativity!

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

Call for Director of Programs

Members, we are in desperate need of a Director of Programs. The Director of Programs is responsible for planning the monthly Guild programs as well as what goes along with it. If you think you might be interested, please view the attached job description. Thanks!

President's Message

The days are getting shorter and cooler, and I'm OK with that. I look forward to fewer 'outside' things going on and hopefully more time for some 'inside' things. 

We're still looking for help with Programs. Even if you only have an idea for a single program we'd love to hear it. The board has had some discussion about how to split up the responsibility and involve more people. If you have thoughts or ideas about that, we'd love to hear them.

We've also added a new workshop to the schedule. Deborah Jarchow has agreed to come speak to the guild and lead a three day workshop on Rigid Heddle Weaving in April. We are expecting to get a lot of interest in that, so if you think you're interested, be sure to check out the description on the website and sign up soon. You can learn more about Deborah's work at her website:

Speaking of rigid heddle weaving, Debbie Ellis' Banner Project has had a great response. Lots of interest and lots of people who have said they'd like to know more. Now we just need to figure out how to connect those people with opportunities to learn. The board has been talking with Debbie about it, and we hope to start planning some events that will connect those people with folks who can help them take the next step. Look for more news about that in the coming months.

Hope to see you at a meeting soon!

Dan Steves, PHG President

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.


Many thanks to the sponsors of our roster:


Northwest Wools -   503-244-5024


Eugene Textile Center -   541-688-1565


  Ruthie's Weaving Studio -    503-232-7328 


 Multnomah Arts Center -   503-823-2787


Sylvan Dyers Circle -


  Fiber Rhythm Craft and Design -   503-236-7318


 Damascus Fiber Arts School -   503-558-1727


Yarnia - or 





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



to the meetings


Sylvia's Oaxaca trip

Vancouver Conference booth 2017

Laverne Waddington

Vancouver Conference booth 2017

Francisco Bautista

Guild Show at MAC

Interweave Store