Portland Handweavers Guild Meetings


Guild Meetings

October 12, 2017

7:00 pm Eve Mtg

Refreshments: A-L


Linda Hendrickson
My Sazigyo: The Half-Inch Wide Textile that Inspired Travels

to the Other Side of the World

Day Meeting: 9:30 set up and social time
10:00 am - 12:00 meeting  


Evening Meeting: 6:30 pm setup & social time
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Meeting

 Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR  97219


Day mtg-Rm 7

Evening mtg - Room 7

 Board Meeting

 7:00 pm

Thursday October 28, 2017


 Board Members

Planning Meeting

This is a great way for members, especially new members and those who might be considering volunteering, to see how PHG makes decisions and what is involved in being an officer,

board member, and/or chair.

(all members welcome)

Multnomah Arts Center

Room 10

7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR  97219

(503) 823-2787

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

Happy Autumn, everyone.

Leaves and raindrops have already started falling, signaling autumn is here. Our color palette is settling into rich browns, reds, oranges, yellows, and muted garden colors associated with the harvest time. Weaving is a bit of an indoor sport, so time to leave the garden and head to the studio. And of course, October 2 - 8 is Spinning and Weaving Week. So … What to weave?

How about some bread cloths in a nubby natural cottolin, or a ruana in chocolate brown wool? Try felting a table centerpiece, or dyeing with the oranges and rusts from marigold, onion skin, and coreopsis. Maybe you head to a textile show and find some wonderful fabrics or yarns. Or maybe you take the plunge and sign up for a new skill. Whatever you choose to do, please bring your textile creations and/or finds to the show and tell.  

See you at the meetings!

Sue Walsh, President

A Message From the Treasurer:

As the first act in my new position as PHG Treasurer, I apologize to members who have sent checks as far back as April 2017, which have not been deposited. There are excuses, but who cares.

I'm anxiously awaiting the State of Oregon's action to change our registration paperwork work so we can move our account to a local Credit Union and bring PHG finances into the 20th century. Once that is done - this week, please! - all checks that have wended their way to me will be deposited.
Once things have stabilized, I'll contemplate upgrading to the 21st century.
Please contact me if you've questions or suggestions. 
Pat Zimmerman

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 sponsors 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 


 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


Yarnia - yarniapdx.com or customyarn.com 





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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Vancouver Conference booth 2017

Vancouver Conference booth 2017

Francisco Bautista

Guild Show at MAC