Join Our Community

When you join the Portland Handweavers Guild, you receive discounts on Guild-sponsored workshops, our monthly newsletter, access to our extensive textile library, the opportunity to rent weaving equipment, and many other benefits.

Membership in the Guild runs from July 1st through June 30th. 
Membership cost is $38, $58 for a family, or $20 for full-time students. To join the Guild or renew your membership, please fill out this membership form and mail it with your payment to:

 

Portland Handweavers Guild

PO Box 6676

Portland, OR  97228

Download the membership form   

 

 

It's Membership Renewal Time!
Please renew your membership by June 30 to be assured of inclusion in the new member directory. See the download link above to download the 2017-2018 PHG Membership form.

Mail it with your check to the address above, or bring it to the June meeting. 

Programs and Workshops

PHG promotes learning through workshops, classes and programs led by recognized fiber artists. Programs include lectures on textile techniques, history and traditions. The Guild sponsors several workshops each year in weaving, spinning, dying and other fiber arts.

Member Meetings

Monthly meetings offer the opportunity to meet and talk to other weavers. Member meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from September through June, at the Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, Oregon. Meetings feature announcements of interest, informational lectures by various fiber artists, and an opportunity for members to show their work.

We are now offering both a day meeting and an evening meeting. Evening meetings are held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Day meetings are held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Doors open for both meetings 30 minutes early for a bit of social time. Visitors are welcome, and members are encouraged to bring families and guests to the monthly programs.

Check the calendar on the Home page for more details and any changes to the regular schedule.

 

Volunteer for a Job

PHG's membership varies, but usually is around 150 people. With a group this large, there are many jobs, big and small that need to be done. Selection and election of members to new jobs happens in the Spring.

Please read the job descriptions, which you can download below, and see if any job sounds like something you would like to do. We would love to have you.  Job Descriptions   We are in the process of updating this list. There are a few jobs that are not yet listed, so come back in a while and check again.

Volunteer for Demonstrations 

If you might be available to demonstrate weaving and/or other textile techniques when a request is received, let Ladella Williams, PHG Director of Outreach, know so she can put you on the Demo Committee list. PHG gets calls for demonstrations occasionally from schools and other organizations often after the newsletter has gone to press.  Demonstrating is fun!!       Contact Ladella at Ladella@teleport.com

Newsletter

The PHG newsletter is published monthly September through June. It features news about the Guild, its programs and members; upcoming textile events, exhibits, education and travel opportunities; calls for artists and teachers; techniques and tips.

Library

The Guild's circulating library of over 500 titles includes a wide variety of current and rare weaving and textile-related books and periodicals, DVD's and CD's. The Library is available at membership meetings.

The Portland Handweavers' Guild library catalog is now available online through Library Thing.  Each book has been individually entered and tagged with the guild library shelf location. There are currently a few secondary tags to find DVDs, VHSs, and Study Grant reports. We can add reviews to the site for other guild members and 'Library Thing' users to read. If you would like to add one, please email it to, Robin Korybski. The database does not reflect whether the item is checked out.

Go to our new Library page for access to our library information.

Study Groups

To further their weaving knowledge and skills, members can participate in study groups to discuss topics of interest. Please visit the Study Groups page for more information about our current study groups.

Rental Equipment

The guild has equipment members can rent. We have a variety of weaving and spinning items for a pretty great price.

Equipment not scheduled for use in a class or workshop on a short-term basis is available. Most things rent for one month with an option to rent for one additional month. This includes table looms, rigid heddle frame looms, spinning wheels, and other equipment. The items are listed in the current member directory, and on our Members Only webpage. From that page you can download our Rental Equipment Catalog as well.

Grants and Scholarships

Each year PHG gives one member a grant to research a topic of their interest. There is an application process and the winner is chosen by a juror who is outside the Guild. The grant winner will later share their research with the members of the Guild. This year the winner will be given $600. This year's winner will be announced in June.

Occasionally other scholarships are offerred by ANWG or WeGO. We will put an announcement in the 'news' when this occurs.

Shows & Sales

Twice a year the Guild sponsors a show & sale of members' work to promote and support the work of professional weavers and other textile artists and to educate the public about our craft. This is a great opportunity for Guild members to market their work.
For our Spring sale we participate in the Gathering of the Guilds at the Oregon Convention Center in late April or early May.
Our Fall sale, Handwovens for the Holidays, is usually held in November.

Go to the Shows & Sales page.

Memberships in WeGO & ANWG

WeGO, Weaving Guilds of Oregon, promotes education, communication and cooperation among

weaving guilds in our state. Last year it sponsored a year-long traveling exhibit that featured works

by members of guilds all around Oregon.  Weavers Guilds of Oregon (WeGO) has a new web site: http://wegoregon.org/.

 

ANWG, the Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds, is an association of fiber arts guilds located within the Pacific Northwest United States and Western Canada. Every 2 years, ANWG puts on a wonderful regional conference. ANWG does not have individuals as members but each Member Guild is composed of individuals. PHG is a member of ANWG. Read a lot more about ANWG at  http://northwestweavers.org .

The Members Only Page

There is a password-protected Members-only page on our website. It contains our roster in addition to lots of other information that may be pertinent to members.


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

 
 

Tom Knisely - handwoven Baby Blankets

Margaret Zeps

PHG Library

Liz and her rugs

Genie Stewart

Ruth Dabritz