Workshops and Programs

Below is information about some recent guild programs. Information about upcoming programs and workshops for the 2018/2019 year will be available shortly.


Date:  January 23, 2018

Speaker:  Stephen Keller 

Topic:  “Navajo Weaving”

Steve is a long time collector of Navajo rugs and weaver in the Navajo style. He will give a brief history of Navajo weaving and then discuss the three kinds of Navajo rugs: boarded, banded and other, with lots of examples. He will also talk about some individual Navajo weavers, including Little Man’s Daughter who is also called Daisy Taugelchee, perhaps the greatest Navajo weaver of the 20th century. He will bring one of her pieces from his collection. Steve will be assisted by Marilyn Greaves, a highly regarded Navajo style weaver and teacher.

Date:  February 27, 2018

Speaker:  Nadine Spier

Topic:  “The Art of Basketry”

Fiber artist Nadine Spier will discuss basketry as an art form followed by demonstration and discussion in the afternoon. Examples of her work can be seen on her website

Date:  March 27, 2018  TBD

Date:  April 24, 2018

Speaker:  Barbara Setsu Pickett

Topic:  “Mihara Shibori Studio Techniques

Barbara is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Art Department at the University of Oregon. Her art and research focus on velvet weaving, Jacquard design and shibori. With her son Michael she runs the Mihara Shibori Studio and creates silk shibori scarves.

Her lecture will be followed by a trunk show and sale.