PHG Workshops 2018 - 2019

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. 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.  Payment can be made on-line via PayPal, or you may pay by check.  Checks can be turned in at meetings or can be mailed to PHG at: 


Portland Handweavers Guild
P.O. Box 6676
Portland, OR 97228


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.

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Linda Davis - Bateman Workshop

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.

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Rosalie Neilson - Huck Lace

Barbara Walker  March 15 - 17, 2019

Signature Blocks: Extraordinary Overshot


Enjoy a fascinating, in depth, and uncommon approach to overshot by combining one part block weave structure, plus one part quirky design, plus one part coded message to equal the fun of block name drafting.  Block name drafting allows you to encode names or phrases to create a tiling effect with contemporary overshot motifs, without those pesky incidental threads.  Learn the mechanics of block name drafting as they pertain to overshot and other block weave structures, and satisfy that urge for sentimentality with sophistication. Discussions also include turning an overshot draft and color profiles for stripe sequences. Prior to the workshop you will receive a selection of overshot name drafts from which you will choose one to design and warp a project of your choice that you will weave during the workshop. For intermediate to advanced weavers, you must have basic knowledge of how to weave the overshot structure.


Participants need to provide info to the instructor at least two months in advance to get name drafts via email and prepare for the workshop project.


3 days: Friday-Sunday, March 15-17, 2019; $325 + $50 materials fee. Max = 15 participants; intermediate – advanced; loom requirement: 4H; location TBD.

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Barbara Walker - Signature Blocks

Deborah Jarchow, April 12 - 14, 2019

Rigid Heddle Jump Start


In this workshop you will be able to jump right into rigid-heddle weaving if you haven’t tried it, or bump up your current skills if you’re already a weaver.  During the 3 days, you’ll learn how to easily warp the loom using the direct-warping method. Then explore warp- and weft-faced weave structures and color-and-weave patterns, and learn to use pick-up sticks to create patterns that are woven into your cloth. Learn tips to keep your selvedges straight and practice different ways to finish the ends.  If you haven’t tried rigid-heddle weaving, this class will start you on the right path so you can go home with weaving confidence. If you are already a rigid-heddle weaver, don’t miss this chance to refine and review techniques, round out your rigid-heddle skills, and develop your confidence.


You'll need to bring a rigid heddle loom with at least 8” wide weaving width and 7.5 or 8 dent reed, Warping peg, threading and sley hooks, clamps, 2 brown paper grocery bags, 1 tube from inside a paper towel roll, 2 shuttles, 2 pick up sticks, tapestry needle, sewing needle, scissors, tape measure, 30 yards of waste yarn (worsted weight acrylic works nicely) Yarn - 400 yards each of 2 solid contrasting colors, or 200 yards each of 4 solid different colors of yarn. All yarn should be worsted weight, strong, smooth, not hairy and at least 2 ply (no singles).


3 days: April 12 - 14, 2019; Cost TBD. Max = 24 participants; beginner - intermediate; loom requirement: rigid heddle; location: TBD.


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Deborah Jarchow - Rigid Heddle Jump Start

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