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Welcome to the Portland TextileX Month New Traditions Festival!

As we think about New Traditions, we’re considering the questions that shape this contemporary moment and its broad implications. 
 
In this moment of rapid transformation what traditions do we preserve and build upon and what do we rethink and rebuild anew? 
 
How can we transform our textile practices, collections, materials, businesses, institutions, and educational systems to serve a more inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and connected purpose
 
What is the future we want to weave and how do we build it together? 
 
Our continued goal for this year’s festival is to engage, share ideas, histories, knowledge, experiences, and practices across myriad cultures, viewpoints, and generations. We are excited to explore this topic with you and see what New Traditions we can weave together.

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Multi-Day Event:

10.16

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

Best Dress’t Rest Chairs

Two dressed-up chairs, for resting!

Saturday, October 16 Sunday, October 31

Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go

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Date of Event:

10.16

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Workshop | Paid $

Moon in Pisces: Autumn Stitch Meditation

The moon in Pisces attunes us to our creative, spiritual selves -- put needle and thread to cloth to meditate on the chang…

Saturday, October 16 10:00am-2:00pm

Carolyn Hazel Drake Studio

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Multi-Day Event:

10.16

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

Exploring Katagami and Katazome

Explore Japanese dyeing techniques through the textiles of KATA KATA and Cargo’s collection of vintage Japanese textiles a…

Saturday, October 16 Sunday, October 31

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Date of Event:

10.16

Sold Out
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Workshop | Sold Out

Drop It Like It’s Hot!

An introduction to making and plying art yarn.

Saturday, October 16 12:00pm-1:30pm

North Park Blocks

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Multi-Day Event:

10.16

11.14

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Exhibit | Free

Pink, Purple, Polka-Dotted

Pink, Purple, Polka-dotted is a colorful installation that challenges racial ideologies.

Saturday, October 16 Sunday, November 14

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Date of Event:

10.17

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TextileX Workshop, Workshop | Free

Creating Wearable Art Headwear from Salvaged Materials with Keeva Moselle

In this workshop, Keeva Moselle will teach workshop attendees how to salvage materials and create wearable art.

Sunday, October 17 1:00pm-3:00pm

Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go

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Multi-Day Event:

10.18

1.5

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Exhibit Window | Free

1000 Moons Installation

Paper art installation and ongoing grief process, visualizing the timespan of a life through every full moon cycle in 94 years.

Monday, October 18 Wednesday, January 5

Cafe Crema Art Annex

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Date of Event:

10.18

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Virtual Lecture | Free

TextileX Artist Talk With Dianee Da’ Lama

Join artist Dianee Da' Lama as she discusses her latest works Rosa Blanca Para La Dama & Rumba created in conjunction with…

Monday, October 18 6:30pm-8:00pm

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Date of Event:

10.19

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Lecture/talk, TextileX Conversation Series, Virtual Lecture, Virtual Panel | Free

Materials Innovation and New Traditions Panel

An indy and startup perspective on material innovation.

Tuesday, October 19 12:00pm-1:30pm

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Multi-Day Event:

10.19

11.16

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Distributed Community Project, Exhibit, TextileX Exhibit | Free

Sky Exchange II

The second iteration of 2020’s Sky Exchange presents a collection of sky flags created by participants from around the world.

Tuesday, October 19 Tuesday, November 16

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Multi-Day Event:

10.19

11.16

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Exhibit, TextileX Exhibit | Free

What We Carried: Threads

For Portland Textiles Month, Jim Lommasson has assembled works in which participants chose textiles to carry to their new …

Tuesday, October 19 Tuesday, November 16

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Date of Event:

10.20

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Fabiola Jean-Louis: Beyond Rewriting History

Fabiola Jean-Louis describes her work as visual activism, and will talk about her recent projects.

Wednesday, October 20 12:30pm-2:00pm

Date of Event:

10.20

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TextileX Conversation Series, Virtual Lecture, Virtual Panel | Free

TextileX Conversation Series: Blue McCall and Vo Vo

Part of the conversation series featuring artists Vo Vo and Blue McCall.

Wednesday, October 20 6:30pm-8:00pm

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Date of Event:

10.21

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Yarn is the Beginning

An introduction of MAOTA, our philosophy, and what sustainability means to us.

Thursday, October 21 5:00pm-6:30pm

Gifu

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Multi-Day Event:

10.22

10.24

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Studio Sale | Free

Slip Wip Studio Sale: New Textiles by Blue McCall

Visit Blue McCall's studio for a weekend-long sale and see their new works in silk batik and natural dye.

Friday, October 22 Sunday, October 24

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Date of Event:

10.23

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TextileX Workshop, Virtual Workshop, Workshop | Free

TextileX Textiles Waste Workshop by Victoria Wanjuhi

A workshop to discuss different ways artists and makers can use upcycled textile waste and turn them into art pieces.

Saturday, October 23 10:00am-11:30am

Atlanta

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Date of Event:

10.23

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TextileX Workshop, Workshop | Sold Out

Collaborative Poetic Weaving

Inspired by Japanese Renga poetry and Surrealist Exquisite Corpse drawings, participants will create a collaborative woven poem.

Saturday, October 23 12:00pm-1:30pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

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Date of Event:

10.23

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Exhibit, Workshop | Free

This Is / Is This a City: Project Discussion and Knitting Demonstration

Artist, Amy Wike, will discuss her practice, her project - This Is / Is This a City, invite you to submit your own morse…

Saturday, October 23 2:00pm-3:30pm

Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go

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Multi-Day Event:

10.1

10.24

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Exhibit | Free

New Traditions-Quilling and Felting

This exhibit will explore Xander Griffith's art which combines the art of quilling and felting.

Friday, October 1 Sunday, October 24

Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go

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Multi-Day Event:

10.1

10.24

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Exhibit, TextileX Exhibit | Free

I <3 Real Life

An exhibition featuring textile and fiber works by emerging artists.

Friday, October 1 Sunday, October 24

Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go

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Multi-Day Event:

10.24

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

Sourcing Materials: A Post-apocalyptic Approach to Design Showcase

Participants will show and share about their headwear and the creative experience created by participating in Keeva Mosell…

Sunday, October 24 Sunday, October 31

Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go

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Multi-Day Event:

10.24

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

This Is / Is This a City Installation

View Amy Wike's participatory artwork shaped during Portland TextileX Month.

Sunday, October 24 Sunday, October 31

Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go

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Multi-Day Event:

10.24

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

#Textiletober Showcase

A daily prompt textile challenge to encourage creativity: Showcase.

Sunday, October 24 Sunday, October 31

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Date of Event:

10.24

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Virtual Workshop | Paid $

Body-Positive Tailoring: Remaking of an Old Tradition

A discussion with Drea Johnson of Hidden Opulence Design and Alyssa Pichardo of LP Mode on how to incorporate modern tai…

Sunday, October 24 3:00pm-5:00pm

Date of Event:

10.25

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Virtual Lecture | Free

TextileX Artist Talk With Terumi Saito

Join artist Terumi Saito as she discusses her latest series of work and research.

Monday, October 25 5:00pm-6:30pm

Queens

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Multi-Day Event:

10.26

2.15

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Exhibit Virtual | Free

Celebrating Andrea Aranow, a life in full vibrancy and pattern

A virtual exhibit and gathering celebrating the life and adventures of Andrea Aranow

Tuesday, October 26 Tuesday, February 15

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Date of Event:

10.26

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Lecture/talk, Virtual Lecture | Free

Flags: Symbolism and Meaning in a Changing Society

A discussion about the symbolism of flags throughout history.

Tuesday, October 26 6:30pm-8:00pm

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Help Support Future PTXM Programming

In just over 3 years, Portland TextileX Month (PTXM) has turned from an ambitious idea into an engaged community movement. This transformation highlights the power of our mission to foster collaboration, cross-pollination, cultural dialogue, and exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.

This year we’ve organized the PTXM festival with over 40 events and directly sponsored over 20 programs including exhibits, workshops, artist talks, community projects, podcasts, and more—representing a diversity of textile interests and practices. This year’s PTXM New Traditions Festival has galvanized makers, businesses, teachers, students, institutions, and organizations to gather around shared interests and knowledge-sharing. PTXM would not have been possible without the dedication of paid administrative contributors, paid interns, and the receptiveness of the textile community.

We hope to continue building PTXM and TextileX website as sustainable resources that serve the textile community for years to come, and that’s where you come in.

If you feel a connection to the PTXM mission and what we can accomplish together, please consider directly supporting our future programming. As a direct contributor, your funds will go toward operational expenses such as exhibit space, seed funding for next year’s community projects, and paying our talented administrative contributors. We appreciate any contribution you can make and your continued support.

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Multi-Day Event:

10.13

10.27

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Podcast | Free

Material Culture: Using Ancient Traditions to Create a Better Future Podcast

Textile and photo by Nikyle Begay The Material Culture podcast explores narratives of weaving, (text)iles, art, manufactur…

Wednesday, October 13 Wednesday, October 27

Date of Event:

10.27

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Virtual Lecture | Free

William Ingram: Sustaining Indonesia’s Textile Traditions

Threads of Life commissions heritage textiles from 1,000 weavers on 12 Indonesian islands to sustain culture and alleviate…

Wednesday, October 27 9:00am-10:30am

Bali

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Date of Event:

10.27

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Lecture/talk, TextileX Conversation Series, Virtual Panel, Virtual Workshop | Free

TextileX Conversation Series with Jovencio de la Paz and Sonja Dahl

In Conversation: Jovencio de la Paz and Sonja Dahl.

Wednesday, October 27 6:30pm-8:00pm

Date of Event:

10.28

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Javanese Batiks: Tradition to Innovation in Wax & Dye

Join Javanese batik expert and collector Martha Banyas as she discusses tradition to innovation in wax and dye.

Thursday, October 28 5:00pm-6:30pm

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Date of Event:

10.29

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Virtual Artist Talk: Billie Zangewa

Join us for a conversation with artist Billie Zangewa and curator Dexter Wimberly, presented by the Museum of the African …

Friday, October 29 12:00pm-1:00pm

Museum of the African Diaspora


Multi-Day Event:

9.30

10.30

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Exhibit, Exhibit Window, Lecture/talk | Free

Threaded Rituals

Adriene Cruz offers a mini altar installation honoring her love of cross-cultural needlework.

Thursday, September 30 Saturday, October 30

greenHAUS Gallery

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Date of Event:

10.30

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Virtual Workshop | Free

The Art of Sashiko Mending

Learn how to mend using the traditional Japanese technique of Sashiko in this virtual workshop.

Saturday, October 30 10:30am-12:00pm

Seattle

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Multi-Day Event:

9.12

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

“opening”

Group Exhibit by Elmeater Morton, Chris Johanson, and Sharada Tolton.

Sunday, September 12 Sunday, October 31

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Multi-Day Event:

10.1

10.31

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Exhibit, Virtual Workshop | Free

#Textiletober

A daily prompt textile challenge to encourage creativity.

Friday, October 1 Sunday, October 31

Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go

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Multi-Day Event:

10.1

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

Tide Pool Cabriolet

Early 1900's Belgian chair is given a new life.

Friday, October 1 Sunday, October 31

Day in the Life Gallery

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Multi-Day Event:

10.5

10.31

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Exhibit, Lecture/talk | Free

Joint Ecology

Joint Ecology features Native Hawaiian kapa (bark cloth) and works on paper about ecology.

Tuesday, October 5 Sunday, October 31

Waterstone Gallery

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Multi-Day Event:

10.15

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

Rosa Blanca Para La Dama and Rumba

An exhibit inspired by stories that relate back to Cuban culture by Dianee Da' Lama

Friday, October 15 Sunday, October 31

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Multi-Day Event:

10.15

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

New Traditions-Yarn Painting

This exhibit showcases just one possibility of how to utilize yarn ends and demonstrates that we already have all that we …

Friday, October 15 Sunday, October 31

Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go

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Multi-Day Event:

10.7

1.30

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Exhibit | Free

Tikkun Olam – Mending the Social Fabric

Mending the Social Fabric, made specifically for OJMCHE, is guided by the Jewish principle “Tikkun Olam,” which means “rep…

Thursday, October 7 Sunday, January 30