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Welcome to the Portland TextileX Month

New Traditions Festival!

After two and a half short years and three successful iterations of Portland Textile Month with you all, this October we are reaching further to broaden participation, diversify perspectives, and increase our reach to include other cities and textile communities throughout the world as Portland TextileX Month.

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 next 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 create together.

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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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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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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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10.1

10.24

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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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10.1

10.31

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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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10.2

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Distributed Community Project, Seminar or Talk, Virtual Lecture, Workshop | Free

Sourcing Materials: A Post-apocalyptic Approach to Design Lecture

The lecture will explore why utilizing post-consumer waste is crucial. How and what to glean,  where to salvage, and how t…

Saturday, October 2 1:00pm-2:30pm

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10.3

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Virtual Workshop, Workshop | Free

Story Crafting: A New Community Tradition

Story Crafting provides prompts to shape to share a story about a valuable experience in small groups once a week.

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

Diggity Dog Textiles


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10.4

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Virtual Lecture | Free

TextileX Artist Talk with Ariane Mariane

In this talk, Ariane will give us insight into her work and share her thoughts about new traditions.

Monday, October 4 8:00am-9:30am

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10.4

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Lecture/talk | Free

Linen & Indigo, A Local Love Story

Learn about linen and indigo and take home some MADRE x VVB napkins!

Monday, October 4 10:00am-12:00pm

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10.5

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Jean Pierre Nugloze of N’Kossi Boutique: Couture African Fashions

Founding designer of N’Kossi Boutique, Jean Pierre Nugloze talks about African fabrics and cultural appropriation in fashion.

Tuesday, October 5 5:00pm-6:30pm

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10.6

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TextileX Conversation Series | Free

TextileX Conversation Series: Gwyn Conaway and Kristi O’Meara

In this conversation moderated by Jessie Kate Bui, artists, Gwyn Conaway and Kristi O'Meara discuss new traditions in work…

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

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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

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10.7

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Divining Color: An Interview with Leatrice Eiseman of the Pantone Color Institute

Learn about the science behind the color trends that impact our world in an interview with Leatrice Eiseman.

Thursday, October 7 6:30pm-8:00pm

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9.1

10.9

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Exhibit | Free

still—moving | Heather Watkins at PDX CONTEMPORARY ART

still—moving brings together a series of intricately-stitched textiles and a text-based video projection. This constellati…

Wednesday, September 1 Saturday, October 9

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10.9

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Distributed Community Project, Workshop | Free

Communities Interwoven Distributed Community Project Workshop

Join the Communities Interwoven Portland TextileX Month 2021 Distributed Community Project Workshop at the Woodlawn Farmer…

Saturday, October 9 10:00am-2:00pm

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10.9

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Exhibit | Free

Red Tape Field Station

Join artist Mo Geiger as she weaves red linen “tape,” an early form of narrow band weaving practiced in many forms around …

Saturday, October 9 12:30pm-1:30pm

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10.11

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Virtual Lecture | Free

TextileX Artist Talk with Sarah Brahim

Join multi-disciplinary artist Sarah Brahim as she discusses her personal practice, connection to traditions, and new work.

Monday, October 11 12:00pm-1:30pm

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10.12

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Virtual Panel | Free

Mending the Social Fabric, A Conversation

Bonnie Meltzer tells stories about her interactive exhibition Tikkun Olam - Mending the Social Fabric with a panel discuss…

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

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10.12

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Virtual Lecture, Virtual Workshop | Free

1000 Moons Talk by Emily Jung Miller

A virtual community gathering and grief process visualizing the timespan of a life through every full moon cycle in 94 years.

Tuesday, October 12 5:00pm-6:30pm

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10.13

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Virtual Lecture, Virtual Panel | Free

TextileX Conversation Series: Jo Hamilton and Eli West

Conversation between artists Eli West and Jo Hamilton.

Wednesday, October 13 6:30pm-8:00pm

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10.14

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Why We Make Our Own

An interactive discussion on maintaining creative control by designing and making our own pieces, led by Portland-based ra…

Thursday, October 14 5:00pm-6:30pm

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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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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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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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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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10.16

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Workshop | Free

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

The Pittock Building

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Date of Event:

10.17

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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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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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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

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10.20

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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-7:30pm

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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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

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Date of Event:

10.23

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Workshop | Free

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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Virtual Workshop, 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

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10.24

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

Sourcing Materials: A Post-apocalyptic Approach to Design Showcase

ARTIST SHOWCASE: Participants will show and share about their headwear and the creative experience created by participatin…

Sunday, October 24 Sunday, October 31

Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go

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Date of Event:

10.24

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Exhibit, Lecture/talk | Free

Joint Ecology

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

Sunday, October 24 11:00am-1:00pm

Waterstone Gallery

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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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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

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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

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Date of Event:

10.27

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

10.29

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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


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

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