About Jaye Campbell

Flying Shuttle Weaving Studio

I started my custom handweaving business, Flying Shuttle Handweaving, in 1979. Living in Portland, Oregon, I especially embrace the weaving of sacred textiles for local churches, synagogues, temples and spiritual individuals. Custom textiles include paraments (liturgical altar and lectern cloths, burse and veil), Jewish prayer shawls (tallits) and wedding canopies (chuppahs), meditation shawls, prayer rugs, and personal altar coverings. I also weave Judaic fabrics for the home such as challah covers and Passover textiles and for the synagogue: Torah curtain (parokhet), Torah mantles and lectern cloth (bimah).

Custom interior design textiles for the home and public spaces are my specialty. These handwoven fabrics consist of upholstery, rugs, curtains, window transparencies, room dividers, and wall hangings. With an educational background in history, I enjoy historical reproduction of textiles. I have woven over 160 yards of upholstery fabric for the National Historic Landmark Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood in Oregon. My fabric appears on chairs and couches throughout the main building. I am a volunteer consultant for The Gordon House at The Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon. This house, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has fabric on the living room banquette which I will reproduce.

I have been teaching weaving at the Multnomah Arts Center in Portland, since 1981. I am the Arts Center’s Gallery and Textiles Coordinator. In addition, I assist private students in the Portland area who have their own looms and prefer instruction in their homes. I enjoy inlay techniques which allow me freedom to do painterly weavings. I have received grants to study handwoven inlay in Latin America and Asia. I have published articles in Handwoven magazine. Paraments for St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Beaverton, Oregon, were featured in Fiberarts Design Book 7, Lark Books, 2004.

Currently, I am serving on the board of Alberta Main Street a non-profit organization.

Timberline Textiles in Handwoven Magazine: An article about Jaye and her work at Timberline Lodge in the March/April 2014 Handwoven magazine.