Programs 2017-2018

After hearing your feedback, the format for this year’s programs will change. We will begin with a welcome, any PHG business, show-and-tell, break, and then proceed with program content. A white board and the info table are available for announcements and there will be time at the very end of the meeting for any last-minute issues.

If you need to provide an announcement to the group, please use the white board or be prepared at the end of the meeting.

The Day Program will remain in Room 7 at MAC. We tried to find a better room but nothing was available that met our needs. The Evening Program will be in the Auditorium in September, December, February, and June; it will be in Room 7 for the remaining months. We hope that this change will help address the concerns that the auditorium lighting, audio, and overwhelming size are a serious distraction, and we will try to make sure the library access is still good.  

Also in response to your suggestions, we are trying to use more local talent, and to have more “hands-on” and sharing. See the lineup below.

Day Meeting / Study Group

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MAC Rm 7

The study group meets after the day meeting from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Please bring something portable to work on while getting to know your fellow guild members. Bring your lunch!

PHG Programs 2017 - 2018


September 14, 2017

Sylvia Emard the 2016 Study Grant recipient.

Find out what happens when 300 people from around the world gather in one place to share and learn about the art of resist dyeing!

Sylvia attending the 10th International Shibori Symposium in Oaxaca, Mexico: Shibori, Ikat and Sustainability

October 12, 2017

My Sazigyo:  The Half-Inch Wide Textile that Inspired Travels to the Other Side of the World
Linda Hendrickson will present her program, My Sazigyo, at the day and evening programs on Thursday, October 12, in Room 7 at Multnomah Art Center. After brief introductions and welcome, we will begin the program, so please try to be on time.

This is the story of Linda's 100-year-old tablet-woven sazigyo, a yards-long manuscript binding ribbon from Burma which contains text and images. Linda will talk about how ribbons like this were made and used traditionally as part of the Buddhist practice of earning merit, the meanings of the motifs on her sazigyo, and experiences she has had with scholars, collectors and weavers in England, Thailand and Burma.

Please remember that the evening meeting will also be in Room 7. The library will be accessible before the meeting in the hallway near the storage closet.

November 9, 2017

Joanne Hall (Swedish Art Weaves; day and eve programs and workshop)

Joanne is a weaver, teacher and author with a Masters Degree in Textile Design from the University of Minnesota. After teaching at the University of Montana (Missoula) and California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo), Joanne started the Elkhorn Mountains Weaving Studio in Montana City, Montana, where she weaves tapestries and teaches weaving classes for beginners and for different types of weaving, including drawloom weaving. She also teaches at art centers, weaving shops, guilds, festivals and conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada.

December 14, 2017

Mini-Workshop evening program

Ideas for mini-workshops include braids/cords, how to tie a weaver’s knot, a “Dear Tabby” table, how to read a weaving draft, how to successfully mix different textile techniques, and playing with a weaving program. Hands-on sessions can be anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours so participants can do one or multiple sessions. The list of options will be in the December newsletter.


January 11, 2018

Betty Davenport (Rigid Heddle; day and eve programs)

stay tuned for more info

February 8, 2018

Liz Palmer on Using Handspinning;

a Weft-Over/Fiber Swap/Mentoring Session


March 8, 2018

Laura Thode (Historical Southwest Textiles, Fingerloop Braiding; day program and eve "hands-on")

stay tuned for more info


April 12, 2018 

Spring Textile Sharing and Fashion Show


May 10, 2018

Robyn Spady (Taming of the Hue and The Devil's in the Detail)

June 14, 2018

Strawberry Social and Annual Business Meeting

The evening meeting will be the official business meeting of the year. We will vote on the budget and elect officers for the 2018-2019 year.
There will be strawberries and the winner of the 2018 Study Grant will be announced. Bring your items for Show and Tell!

stay tuned for more info




Sylvia's Oaxaca trip

Vancouver Conference booth 2017

Sylvia's Oaxaca trip

Sylvia's Oaxaca trip

Laverne Waddington