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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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Virtual Lecture | Free

Why We Make Our Own

An interactive discussion on maintaining creative control by designing and making our own pieces, led by radical educator Vo Vo.

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

Praxis Fiber Workshop

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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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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