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October 7-October 30
The magic of regeneration in the ashes of a wildfire, represented in upholstery
Organic Darkness, a new piece of felted furniture, is a collaboration between three craftsmen in Portland: Sean Campbell, of Black Rose Woodcraft, who handcrafted the fir base and dye, Kristina Foley, who sourced the alpaca from Skyline Alpaca farm (Black Magic is the name of the alpaca) and hand-felted the top, and Anne Williams, who designed and upholstered the mycelia seat. The piece is designed with the natural regeneration that occurs after a wildfire in mind, how some species like fungi thrive in that overturned world.
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.
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 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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