Programs 2016 - 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Visitors are welcome

Eugene Textile Center

1510 Jacobs Drive, Eugene


September 26, 2016

Carol Pinnell - Textiles around the World

Carol is a local world traveler and collector of wonderful textiles from the places she has visited.  She also leads international tours.  If you have a textile which you would like to to identify, bring it to the meeting.  Carol may be able to provide some information.


October 24, 2016

EWG Biennial Auction

Visit your stash, your library, your equipment, your fiber work, and consider donating items for the auction. You may not need the very thing someone else does! Or can auction a service, such as warping a loom.

November 2, 2016

Special event 9 AM - 12 PM

Linen Weaving with Jette Vanderneiden

November 21, 2016

Diane Pigg and Judy Sprague - Weaving through the Web

December 2016

No meeting

January 23, 2017

Barbara Walker - Design Tricks

Barbara describes this program as “a user-friendly discussion of color theories, proportion and coordination of design elements (that) will encourage weavers to go beyond the recipe and develop their own personal weaving style”. 

Barbara earned a COE (Certificate of Excellence) in weaving from the Handweavers’ Guild of America in 1990. She has published numerous articles, and books. She will be teaching a 3-day workshop, Stripes with Attitude, on the following weekend for members only.

February  27, 2017

Barbara Pickett - Deceptive Textiles:  Listers’ Velvetloom Makes Resilitex for Decoy Trucks and Tanks in WWII, and a Quick Glance at Camouflage Today

Barbara states that  camouflage is ‘the art of concealing from the enemy the disposition of men and materials, and also of indicating false positions by means such as the use of dummy equipment.’ She first delivered this talk in Korea last year.


Barbara Setsu Pickett, an Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA, focuses of her research and creative practice on velvetweaving.  Among her awards a Fulbright Research fellowship, a Rockefeller Bellagio residency, grants from the NEA, the Gladys Krieble Delmas fund and Institute of Turkish Studies.

March  27, 2017

Nancy Hoskins - Ephemeral Fabrics, Found in Bronze Age Minoan Frescoes and New Kingdom Egyptian Paintings

This is a presentation on her current research project. She has been researching, weaving, and writing on a long-range experimental archaeology project to analyze and recreate patterned textiles that appear in Late Bronze Age Aegean and New Kingdom paintings. The results of this work have been published in a series of articles in the Complex Weavers Journal (101, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112). 


Nancy is an accomplished weaver, author, and teacher. She was an instructor at Lane Community College. She travels internationally to research and lecture on Coptic textiles, and is a generous member of EWG.

April 24, 2017

EWG Fiber Challenge Study Group Presentation

The Fiber Challenge Study Group will share their work done in the past few years.  You'll be sure to want to join this group after learning about their activities.

May 22, 2017

Tien Chiu - Get Wild: Finding Inspiration, Brainstorming Designs Learn to discover inspiration anywhere, and brainstorm crazy, unique designs! This program will teach you to take a closer look at the things around you, and discover interesting ideas even in totally mundane objects. Then you’ll learn how to take those ideas and - using the four secrets of brainstorming - combine them to create wildly original designs.


You may recall that the construction of Tien’s wedding gown was well documented in Handwoven and in Complex Weavers Journal.

June 19, 2017 Annual Picnic

We celebrate the EWG’s year of work and take the time to visit with each other and their family members. The event includes a short business meeting.

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