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TextileX Textiles Waste Workshop by Victoria Wanjuhi
October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
A workshop to discuss different ways artists and makers can use upcycled textile waste and turn them into art pieces.
AWe all interact with textiles every day of our lives, which is one thing we have in common, but we also have the issues of how to recycle waste ends or scraps. This workshop will be a great place to discuss multiple methods we can use to upcycle materials and explore all of its possibilities.
For thousands of years, people have extended the life of their clothes and textiles by using mending techniques such as stitching, darning, and patchwork. Today, this practice has become a vital method to reconsider how we as consumers and humans on this earth can “try” to reduce our intake of materials by seeing value in what we already have.
During the workshop, Victoria will lead the group and teach yarn painting, a simple and direct method of reusing textile waste that doesn’t need too many materials or directions. The workshop intends to bring together a diverse pool of people that share a passionate interest in prolonging the life of materials and recognize the worth of recycling and salvaging textiles.
Textiles Waste Workshop has been sponsored and made free to attend by TextileX.
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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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