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Interlaced Communities: Threads of Community with Family and Friends

October 21, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

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

Adriene Cruz will share samples of her threaded rituals and offer participants a hands-on opportunity to make your own amulet with fragrant plants and cotton fabric to take home and remember.

Artist and herbalist Bridgette Hickey will share her practice of working with plants for natural dying and ancestral connections grounded in quilting and sewing.

Midnite Abioto, Queen Mother of Studio Abioto, will offer perspectives on plant fibers, art, and African diasporic culture, with specific references to cotton, tobacco, hemp and sugar cane. She will also give an introduction to an upcoming exhibit entitled “Healing our Roots.”

Bee Guardian Valko Sichel will offer insight on human relationships with bees and his practice with beeswax and textile design, plus offer bee-related textiles, collectibles, and eye candy treasures for sale. His marketplace will be ongoing throughout the event.

12:00-1:00pm: Adriene workshop (registration required via this link)
1:15-2:00pm: Bridgette
2:15-3:00pm: Midnite
3:15-4:00pm: Valko

We are honored to again partner with Prosper Portland and Athletic & Outdoor during this year’s PTXM festival. Their generous sponsorship will help produce this Mixed Identities: Interlaced Communities event.


October 21, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Textile Hive
133 Southwest 2nd Avenue Suite 203,
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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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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