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

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