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Welcome to the Portland TextileX Month New Traditions Festival!

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 this 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 weave together.

Textile eXchange

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Date of Event:

10.23

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TextileX Workshop, 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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Date of Event:

10.23

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Exhibit, Workshop | Free

This Is / Is This a City: Project Discussion and Knitting Demonstration

Artist, Amy Wike, will discuss her practice, her project - This Is / Is This a City, invite you to submit your own morse…

Saturday, October 23 2:00pm-3:30pm

Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go

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Multi-Day Event:

10.24

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

This Is / Is This a City Installation

View Amy Wike's participatory artwork shaped during Portland TextileX Month.

Sunday, October 24 Sunday, October 31

Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go

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Multi-Day Event:

10.24

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

#Textiletober Showcase

A daily prompt textile challenge to encourage creativity: Showcase.

Sunday, October 24 Sunday, October 31

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Multi-Day Event:

10.1

10.31

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Exhibit, Virtual Workshop | Free

#Textiletober

A daily prompt textile challenge to encourage creativity.

Friday, October 1 Sunday, October 31

Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go

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Multi-Day Event:

10.1

10.31

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Exhibit, TextileX Exhibit | Free

I <3 Real Life

An exhibition featuring textile and fiber works by emerging artists.

Friday, October 1 Sunday, October 31

Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go

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Help Support Future PTXM Programming

In just over 3 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 exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.

This year we’ve organized the PTXM festival with over 40 events and directly sponsored over 20 programs including exhibits, workshops, artist talks, community projects, podcasts, and more—representing a diversity of textile interests and practices. This year’s PTXM New Traditions Festival has galvanized 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 paid administrative contributors, paid interns, 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 directly supporting our future programming. As a direct contributor, your funds will go toward operational expenses such as exhibit space, seed funding for next year’s community projects, and paying our talented administrative contributors. We appreciate any contribution you can make and your continued support.

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Multi-Day Event:

10.19

11.16

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Distributed Community Project, Exhibit, TextileX Exhibit | Free

Sky Exchange II

The second iteration of 2020’s Sky Exchange presents a collection of sky flags created by participants from around the world.

Tuesday, October 19 Tuesday, November 16

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