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An Afternoon with Fiber & Dye Community
October 23, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Come spend the afternoon with a growing dye & fiber community on the Willamette River under the St. John’s Bridge
In this soothing communal workshop, participants will dye natural fiber banners (and few scarfs) to be planted & hung throughout the village as celebratory ‘prayer’ flags, then carried in the All-Souls grief procession that follows on All Hallows Eve ( which all are invited to as well). This starts with harvesting leaves and learning a few bundle-dying techniques, utilizing flowers dried in the spring. Learn how to coax shape and color from the plants available in the fall.
As the banners steep & their magic imprints, the group will tour the dye & fiber gardens where plants like flax, nettle, blackberry and willow are propagated and grow wild on the property, collecting seeds from a variety of dye flowers & plants along the way as they learn how to process the flax harvested last spring. A demonstration of a cordage technique to make linen or nettle cord for hand stitching & binding will follow.
Sliding scale land-based and accessible event, no one will be turned away.
Please park in the Cathedral Park Boat Launch parking lot. Walk along the RR tracks to the Green Anchors gate. There is uneven terrain. Please let the organizers know if you need special accommodation to park closer.
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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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