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10.4

10.15

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Community & Culture, Exhibit | Free

Expectation

Limei Lai's interactive installation offers an opportunity for us to examine ideas of memory exchange, objects, and values.

Wednesday, October 4 Sunday, October 15

PSU Fariborz Maseeh Hall, North Crit Space

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10.5

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Tour | Free

Guided tour of ‘Assembly’ in Converge 45 Biennial

Artist Vo Vo will lead a tour and answer questions about their installation, 7 large scale weavings made on a TC2 Jacquard loom.

Thursday, October 5 3:00pm-5:00pm

Parallax Art Center

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10.5

10.20

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We Are Our Own Weavers

Pablo V. Cazares uses textile processes as a tool to understand and relay his experience as a trans, mixed-race, neurodive…

Thursday, October 5 Friday, October 20

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10.5

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Business & Professional, Lecture/talk | Free

Can you sell artisan textiles with meaning?

An informal talk about what it means to buy, collect, and sell unique vintage textiles.

Thursday, October 5 5:00pm-7:00pm

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10.5

10.31

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Guardian Spirit Series: Weaving Mixed Identities Artist Talk and Exhibit

Join Orquidia Violeta for an exhibition of her journey, intricately woven between two rich cultures.

Thursday, October 5 Tuesday, October 31

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10.6

10.28

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Exhibit | Free

Colliding Images of the Self: Digital Representations in Textiles

Hand Digital Jacquard weavings and Kwik Print images on bridal satin.

Friday, October 6 Saturday, October 28

Truckenbrod Gallery

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10.6

10.28

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Community & Culture, Exhibit | Free

Work Shirts: Reworked

Work Shirts: Reworked is an artistic collaboration, revaluing thrifted materials, and altering textiles through printing a…

Friday, October 6 Saturday, October 28

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10.6

11.30

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Tactile Worlds

A colorful exhibition of tactile fiber art.

Friday, October 6 Thursday, November 30

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10.7

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Interlaced Communities | Free

Interlaced Communities: Fuchsia Lin, Anne Greenwood, and Visiting Textile Artists

Filmmaker and costume designer Fuchsia Lin will be leading this community-focused event that offers something for everyone.

Saturday, October 7 12:00pm-3:00pm

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10.7

10.29

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Exhibit, Performing & Visual Arts | Free

Verde

Through a series of embroideries, "Verde" opens a discussion about the idea of home away from home.

Saturday, October 7 Sunday, October 29

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10.7

10.29

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Emotions of Home

Art exhibition exploring the feelings and memories that evoke a sense of home.

Saturday, October 7 Sunday, October 29

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Support Our Community Programs

In just over 4 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 intergenerational exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.

This year we’ve organized the PTXM festival with over 40 events and directly sponsored a multitude of FREE programs including exhibits, workshops, artist talks, community events, and more—representing a diverse range of textile interests and practices. This year’s PTXM Regeneration Festival has brought together 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 event organizers, paid contributors, paid interns, amazing volunteers and the receptiveness of the textile community.

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If you feel a connection to the PTXM mission and what we can accomplish together, please consider making a direct contribution programming. As a direct contributor, your funds will go directly toward programming, lean administrative expenses, and providing paid internships. We appreciate any contribution you can make and your continued support.

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10.7

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Exhibit | Free

Wild Peninsula: Color & Sound in North Portland

Woven tapestries, hand-appliqued textiles, and soundscapes created in response to the edge-of-wild spaces in St. Johns, Portland.

Saturday, October 7 5:00pm-8:00pm

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10.8

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Lecture/talk | Free

American Patchwork: A Discussion of Quilting

An exploration of American quilting traditions, using the Andrea Aranow quilt collection as a visual aid and guide.

Sunday, October 8 1:00pm-2:30pm

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10.12

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Lecture/talk | Free

The Evolution of Ravenstail Weaving

Lecture for the Monthly PHG Meeting on PNW artist John Beard’s journey of learning Ravenstail weaving.

Thursday, October 12 10:00am-12:00pm

Multnomah Arts Center


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10.12

10.20

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Threads of Change

Aradhita Parasrampuria explores the intersection of synthetic biology and design through microorganism-grown dyes on silk textile.

Thursday, October 12 Friday, October 20

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10.14

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Interlaced Communities | Free

Interlaced Communities: Aradhita Parasrampuria

Dive into the vibrant world of algae pigments and learn to incorporate them into artwork.

Saturday, October 14 12:00pm-4:00pm

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10.15

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Workshop | Free

Co-animating a Fabric Film Strip

Sewing, stamping, and embellishing side by side to create a tactile textile film strip that can be played.

Sunday, October 15 11:00am-2:00pm

PSU Fariborz Maseeh Hall, Room 243

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10.21

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Exhibit, Performing & Visual Arts, Seminar or Talk | Free

Many Colors, Many Cultures

Fiber art and textiles created using botanical dyes from sources in the Pacific Northwest.

Saturday, October 21 11:00am-5:00pm

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10.21

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Lecture/talk | Free

Rabbit Creations

Meg Denton of Able Farms will share some of the creative ways Does (female rabbits) are natural crafters and weavers of textiles.

Saturday, October 21 11:00am-12:00pm

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10.21

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Interlaced Communities | Free

Interlaced Communities: Threads of Community with Family and Friends

Explore threads of connection to ancestors and community through diverse textile practices.

Saturday, October 21 12:00pm-4:00pm

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10.21

11.21

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Community & Culture | Free

Sewn Threads, Cut Threads – Portland SWANA

An exhibit of the work of the SWANA (Southwest Asia and North Africa) stitching community at SWANA Rose Culture and Commun…

Saturday, October 21 Tuesday, November 21

SWANA Rose Culture and Community Center

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10.22

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Workshop | Free

Gather Round: Weaving in a Circle Our Mixed Identities

Explore mesmerizing patterns, cultural threads, and individual identity. Unveil your personal object's tale.

Sunday, October 22 11:00am-2:00pm

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10.22

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Workshop | Free

Slow fashion – hand bag

Learn to sew and dye a small bag from start to finish.

Sunday, October 22 11:00am-5:00pm

PSU Fariborz Maseeh Hall

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10.22

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Community Project | Free

Constructing Connection

This collaborative community textile installation will be constructed from objects, artifacts, textiles, and stories broug…

Sunday, October 22 12:00pm-6:00pm

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10.22

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Community Project | Free

A Common Thread: A Collaborative Crochet Experience

Build a collaborative sculpture by crocheting around a common thread that travels from person to person, connecting the ar…

Sunday, October 22 1:30pm-4:30pm

Eastside Jewish Commons

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10.28

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Interlaced Communities | Free

Interlaced Communities: The Language of Palestinian Embroidery with Wafa Ghnaim

Learn about the history of storytelling in Palestinian embroidery, and participate in a stitching circle to practice and d…

Saturday, October 28 12:00pm-4:00pm

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10.28

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Fashion & Beauty | Free

Artist Talk: Kyle Denman

PSU Textile Arts and Parallax Art Center welcome Kyle Denman to discuss his work intersecting fashion design with social justice.

Saturday, October 28 2:00pm-4:00pm

Parallax Art Center

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10.28

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Pulling Threads

Abbie Miller explores the history of smocking, creating a sculptural visual language that challenges the limitations of th…

Saturday, October 28 5:00pm-9:00pm

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10.29

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Community Project | Free

The Holobiont Quilt

Sincere Studio will host a quilting bee 10:30am-5:00pm on Oct. 29th, for stitching a holobiont ecosystem, made in communit…

Sunday, October 29 10:30am-5:00pm

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10.30

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Lecture/talk | Free

The Evolving Hand

An organic conversation about making between the lines of craft

Monday, October 30 6:00pm-7:30pm

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