PHG Workshops 2017 - 2018

 A few times each year, PHG brings talented, well-known weavers to Portland to conduct workshops for members. Here's our current schedule.


Linda Hendrickson October 14 - 15, 2017:
Sazigyo: Sacred Images and Long Lines of Fine, Shapely Lettering

This tablet weaving workshop will include instruction in the double-faced weave, weaving with fine threads, reading a pattern graph, weaving traditional sazigyo designs, weaving words in Burmese and/or English, analyzing a tablet weaving to create a graph for reproduction of a design, and creating original graphs.

Students must know how to make a continuous warp and have at least some experience with tablet weaving.  Students who are experienced with the double-faced weave can plan to make a warp with 20/2 perle cotton.  Those with no experience with this structure should plan to make two warps -- one with 5/2 for learning the technique, and a second warp with 20/2.

Tools and Supplies:
A list of tools and supplies will be provided to anyone interested in the workshop. Students are welcome to bring their own, or Linda can provide anything they need to purchase; they would need to be ordered by September 15. Contact Linda for more info.


The photo on the right shows the fiery lion who breathes out the text.   On the top is the original on my 100-year old tablet-woven sazigyo, and on the bottom is my reproduction with 20/2 perle cotton that I wove as part of my weaving demonstration in Bangkok in 2014.

Joanne Hall November 6 - 8, 2017 Swedish Art Weaves.

Given feedback from the membership, the 3-day workshop will be held Monday-Wednesday, November 6-8 to avoid conflict with the fall sale. We are coordinating with Eugene, so the 3-day weekend workshop will be offered there. Enrollment is limited to 16 participants. Cost will be $125 per person. An additional materials feel of $35 will cover the cost of the linen warp and wool weft. Joanne will measure a warp of 16/3 linen for each person with warping instructions and mail it to PHG in advance of the workshop; we will distribute the warps to each participant as soon as we can to provide everyone plenty of time to dress their loom (there is a $5 additional fee if you want your warp send directly from Joanne to you). Participants must have a loom with at least 4 harnesses and 11” weaving width, a 10-dent reed, and a couple of stick shuttles.

If you wish to register, please send a check for $35 ($40 if you want warp sent directly to you) payable to PHG to: Workshop Chair, Portland Handweavers Guild, P. O. Box 6676, Portland, OR 97228 by August 31, 2017. For additional information, please call or email Sue Walsh at 503-251-5891

Future workshops include Laverne Waddington (Backstrap; late April) and Robyn Spady (TBD, May).

Stay tuned!