PHG Workshops 2018 - 2019

 Next year’s workshops require the instructor and participant to perform some advance work and enrollment, so please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested. Deposits are $25 for any workshop and we’ll start collecting them in August. Costs listed below are estimates; final costs of workshops will depend on the cost of the venue selected for the workshop. For information and to sign up for workshops, please contact Jane Read.


Linda Davis  October 12 - 14, 2018
Bateman Weaves 

This workshop will introduce participants to three tied weaves developed by Dr. William Bateman. Students will be assigned a draft and come to the workshop with looms pre-threaded for a round-robin style workshop. Students will learn the essential differences between these three weaves and the variety of ways in which they can be drafted and woven. 3 days: Friday - Sunday, October 12 - 14, 2018; $175 + $10 materials fee.

Class size target: 10-12 participants; intermediate – advanced level weavers; round robin; loom requirement: 8H+; location: Beaverton Mill End Store.

Rosalie Neilson November 3 - 4, 2018

Exaltation of Blocks in Huck Lace.

Participants will use printed Design Pages and Transparent Overlays from Neilson’s book An Exaltation of Blocks to explore thousands of design possibilities for 6-block Huck Lace. Weavers will learn how “blocks” or units of huck lace are threaded on four and eight shafts, and how they can be combined to expand design possibilities. Discussions will focus on converting a profile draft into a threading and treadling, and how literally thousands of designs can be created within a single threading by changing the tie-up. 2 days: Saturday - Sunday, November 3 - 4, 2018; $175 + $20 materials fee. Max = 15 participants; advanced beginner – advanced; loom requirement: 4H+; location: Beaverton Mill End Store.

Barbara Walker  March 15 - 17, 2019

Signature Blocks: Name Draft in Overshot
This three-day workshop for intermediate and advanced weavers combines name drafting and block weaves to produce unique, sophisticated commemorative weaving. Students will design their own projects derived from block name drafts provided by the teacher. Exercises include development of name block profiles, analysis of the overshot structure, block name drafting, and color block encryption. This is not a round robin; participants need to provide info to the instructor at least two months in advance to get personalized info via email for the workshop project to make a unique warp. 3 days: Friday-Sunday, March 1 5- 17, 2019; $300 + $40 materials fee. Max = 15 participants; intermediate – advanced; loom requirement: 4H; location TBD.

We’re also working on a 2-day beginner-advanced beginner level workshop.

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