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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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Fashion & Beauty | Free

PTM Open House Event

Join us to make tiny cute things out of wool! Using needle felting techniques, we’ll create a puppy that fits in the palm …

Tuesday, April 9 4:00pm-7:00pm

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4.9

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Fashion & Beauty | Free

Big Canvas: The Art of Commercial Design

Big Canvas: The Art of Commercial Design

Tuesday, April 9 6:00pm-8:00pm

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4.10

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Fashion & Beauty | Free

Portland Fashion Institute and PFI Supply Open House

All materials and tools will be provided and the the felting needle is yours to take home!

Wednesday, April 10 4:00pm-7:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute

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4.10

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Fashion & Beauty | Free

Industry Panel: Creating a Circular Fashion System

Industry Panel: Creating a Circular Fashion System

Wednesday, April 10 5:30pm-7:30pm

Oregon State University – Portland Center

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4.11

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Fashion & Beauty | Paid $

Stockpiler Presents: Textiles in the Marketplace

At the end of this class you’ll be equipped with the skills to go NUTS with all sorts of fun future needle felting projects!

Thursday, April 11 6:00pm-9:00pm

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4.12

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Fashion & Beauty | Paid $

Express Yourself: A Modern Embroidery Workshop

Open to ages 10 and over.

Friday, April 12 6:00pm-9:00pm

Spin Laundry Lounge

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4.12

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Fashion & Beauty | Paid $

Sustainable Fashion Film Screening & Panel

Sustainable Fashion Film Screening & Panel

Friday, April 12 6:30pm-8:30pm

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4.15

5.31

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Performing & Visual Arts | Free

Streaming, a fiber arts exhibition by designer/historian Lynn Deal

Using threads, fabrics and embellishments, designer/historian Lynn Deal developed twelve 2D and 3D visuals that relate the…

Monday, April 15 Friday, May 31

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4.22

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Community & Culture | Free

Updating Our History of the World’s Oldest Textiles with Elizabeth Wayland Barber

Eugene Weavers’ Guild hosts internationally renowned textile scholar Elizabeth Wayland Barber for this free lecture …

Monday, April 22 9:30am-12:30pm

Eugene Textile Center

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4.26

4.28

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Fashion & Beauty | Free

The Gathering Of The Guilds

Six portland-area guilds have joined forces to exhibit and sell art and fine craft. All items are unique and of exceptiona…

Friday, April 26 Sunday, April 28

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4.27

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Fashion & Beauty | Paid $

Magical Inks, Magical Drawings

Join us for a workshop exploring magical writing with handmade symbolic inks. During the class, we will craft a variety of…

Saturday, April 27 11:00am-3:00pm

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5.2

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Community & Culture | Paid $

History Happy Hour: Timberline Traditions

Join us for wine, beer, and food as we celebrate Timberline Lodge’s art and history at the Oregon Historical Society…

Thursday, May 2 5:30pm-8:00pm

Oregon Historical Society


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5.3

8.11

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Performing & Visual Arts | Free

On The Edge: An Exhibition by SAQA Oregon Artists

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) artists were invited to interpret, either in a representational or abstract way, a resp…

Friday, May 3 Sunday, August 11

Oregon Historical Society


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5.10

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Fashion & Beauty | Free

Pivot: Experimental Fashion Show

PIVOT is the 2019 Fashion Show and Exhibition by students of the Fibers Department at Oregon College of Art and Craft. Wit…

Friday, May 10 6:00pm-8:00pm

Oregon College of Arts and Craft


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5.18

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Business & Professional | Paid $

Natural Indigo and Tannins Workshop

This workshop is for all levels. There is nothing to stand between you and the magic of indigo blue. Together we will crea…

Saturday, May 18 10:00am-4:00pm

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5.25

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Fashion & Beauty | Free

Design and Documentation of Ikat : The weaving craft of Orissa

Join us in welcoming Namrata Amin for a special talk about her research on Ikats from her time at the National Institute o…

Saturday, May 25 2:00pm-3:30pm

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5.30

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Fashion & Beauty | Paid $

Custom Textile Tour in Downtown PDX

The Textile Tour offers a snapshot of the diverse, colorful, and unique to Portland textile scene. We will walk approximat…

Thursday, May 30 10:00am-12:30pm

Various Locations

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5.31

6.1

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Business & Professional | Paid $

Itajime Shibori Workshop with Barbara Setsu Pickett

Explore the bold geometric design possibilities of itajime, fold-and-clamp resist that is the easiest and fastest way to s…

Friday, May 31 Saturday, June 1

Eugene Textile Center

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6.1

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Fashion & Beauty | Free

Eileen Fisher Renewal Not Quite Perfect Sale

It’s time for a little peace, love, & linen: mark your calendars for the third annual EILEEN FISHER Renew Not Quite Pe…

Saturday, June 1 10:00am-4:00pm

Portland Garment Factory


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6.2

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Fashion & Beauty | Free

Hands On Indigo Dying Demonstration

This demo will introduce guests to shibori and indigo. Guests will have the opportunity to experiment with simple binding …

Sunday, June 2 12:00pm-3:00pm

Portland Japanese Garden


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6.2

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Fashion & Beauty | Paid $

Abstract Textile Design Sketch Session

Join us for a special Textile Hive sketch session with Melissa Christy as we draw and explore some of the abstract irregul…

Sunday, June 2 4:00pm-4:00pm

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6.6

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Fashion & Beauty | Free

Artistic Demonstration: Kimono

The Portland Kimono Club is a community of Japanese women in the Portland area with an interest in the Kimono. Portland Ki…

Thursday, June 6 1:00pm-2:00pm

Portland Japanese Garden


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6.16

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Performing & Visual Arts | Paid $

Creative Design with Japanese Style Book Binding

Review the basics by building your instruction booklet and hand-stitching it together using one of the four classic sewing…

Sunday, June 16 10:00am-3:00pm

Portland Japanese Garden


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6.17

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Hobbies & Special Interest | Free

Felting Camp for Teens w/ LeBrie Rich of PenFelt

Make a variety of soft sculpture food items inspired by Pop Art (like Claes Oldenburg’s giant sewn hamburger). Teens will …

Monday, June 17 2:00pm-5:00pm

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6.27

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Community & Culture | Free

Closing party for the Natalie Novak Showcase

There will be a Q+A with Artist Natalie Novak speaking about her time on the S. Korean Island of Jeju with images and stor…

Thursday, June 27 6:00pm-9:00pm

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7.5

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Performing & Visual Arts | Free

Innumerable ______hold close the _________

Exhibit by Jovencio de la Paz and rumored artist’s talk at undetermined time.

Friday, July 5 12:00pm-5:00pm

HOLDING Contemporary

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7.6

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Community & Culture | Free

R A W Textiles Grand Re-Opening

Join us on July 6 from 11 am to 5 pm as we celebrate this new studio space and boutique. Rio has joined forces with Indigo…

Saturday, July 6 11:00am-5:00pm

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7.8

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Community & Culture | Free

2019 Portland Textile Month informational session

Join us for an informational session about this October’s Portland Textile Month. Get more information about the eve…

Monday, July 8 5:30pm-7:00pm

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7.18

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Fashion & Beauty | Free

Preserving and Documenting Textiles: Made Easy

Personal family histories include not only photos and documents but also textile pieces, including quilts, rugs, lace, emb…

Thursday, July 18 5:30pm-7:00pm

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7.27

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Performing & Visual Arts | Free

Remembering Artist Mirra Meyer – Batik as Modern Art

This exhibit showcases a selection of Meyer’s batiks, along with a few of her paintings and etchings, in order to sh…

Saturday, July 27 1:30pm-3:00pm

Michael Parsons Fine Arts

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8.6

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Performing & Visual Arts | Free

Sugar Spin Exhibition Opening Reception

SUGAR SPIN: Featuring artists Brittany Powell Parich and LeBrie Rich From the bright graphics of candy wrappers to enticin…

Tuesday, August 6 5:00pm-7:00pm

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8.10

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Workshop | Paid $

Print and Embroidery Workshop

Join us in our Vancouver studio for an morning of relaxed creative fun. Print a beautiful hemstitch guest towel with one o…

Saturday, August 10 9:30am-12:00pm

Made on 23rd Studio

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8.17

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Carve and Print Workshop

Join us in our picturesque Vancouver studio and learn to carve your own printing block. You will use your block to print a…

Saturday, August 17 9:30am-11:30am

Made on 23rd Studio

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9.7

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Hobbies & Special Interest | Paid $

Intro to Needle Felting Workshop

Curious about the wooly world of needle felting? Join us to make tiny cute things out of wool! Using needle felting techni…

Saturday, September 7 3:00pm-6:00pm

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9.8

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Oregon Grown Linen & Indigo: a Hands-on Exploration

Join us for a hands on exploration of indigo & flax to linen on picturesque Sauvie Island. Participants will have the …

Sunday, September 8 10:00am-2:00pm

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9.9

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Workshop | Paid $

Textiles: The Secret Life of Fabric

Are you confused when you walk into a fabric store? Have you spent hours on a project only to discover that the fabric you…

Monday, September 9 6:00pm-9:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute


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9.9

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Workshop | Paid $

Beginning Sewing: Mon PM

Learn basic stitches, techniques + how to use your machine while making an apron (Level 1), robe (Level 2), + nightshirt (…

Monday, September 9 6:00pm-9:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute


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9.10

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Workshop | Paid $

Beginning Sewing: Tues. AM

Learn basic stitches, techniques + how to use your machine while making an apron (Level 1), robe (Level 2), + nightshirt (…

Tuesday, September 10 10:00am-1:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute


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9.10

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Workshop | Paid $

Industrial Machine Sewing

Take this class and you’ll be ready to come back and use our machines for your projects. Learn the fast, professional way …

Tuesday, September 10 6:00pm-9:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute


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9.10

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Beginning Sewing Tues. PM

Learn basic stitches, techniques + how to use your machine while making an apron (Level 1), robe (Level 2), + nightshirt (…

Tuesday, September 10 6:00pm-9:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute


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9.11

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Workshop | Paid $

Apparel Construction Wed., AM

Upgrade your skills. Start making clothes. Make an A-line skirt or man’s vest with a zipper (Level 1), beach pants (…

Wednesday, September 11 10:00am-1:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute


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9.11

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Apparel Construction Wed., PM

Upgrade your skills. Start making clothes. Make an A-line skirt or man’s vest with a zipper (Level 1), beach pants (…

Wednesday, September 11 6:00pm-9:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute


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9.12

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Workshop | Paid $

Machine Knitting

In 12 weeks, you will learn how to use a knitting machine, make sample stitches, go on to make a garment. Then come back t…

Thursday, September 12 6:00pm-9:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute


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9.12

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Workshop | Paid $

Sustainability Tech

Students will analyze all aspects of environmental apparel design, including its past, present and future. They will see h…

Thursday, September 12 6:00pm-9:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute


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9.13

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Workshop | Paid $

Knits Fri. AM

Learn tips to sew + fit knits, make ripple-free seams + necklines. Learn all about knits + which to use where. Make your c…

Friday, September 13 10:00am-1:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute


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9.13

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Workshop | Paid $

Knits Fri., PM

Learn tips to sew + fit knits, make ripple-free seams + necklines. Learn all about knits + which to use where. Make your c…

Friday, September 13 6:00pm-9:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute


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9.15

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Workshop | Paid $

Hand Felted Slippers Workshop

Make yourself a pair of toasty warm hand felted slippers! In this wet felting class we’ll start by making a pattern with a…

Sunday, September 15 10:00am-4:00pm

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9.17

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Performing & Visual Arts | Free

SUGAR SPIN Artist Talk + Open House

Both artists recognize their childhood nostalgias for candy – don’t we all! From the bright graphics of candy wrappers to …

Tuesday, September 17 5:00pm-7:00pm

COLAB Architecture + Urban Design

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9.26

10.30

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Performing & Visual Arts | Free

Journeys in Fiber

Fiber Artist Kim Tepe re-creates the multi-layered textures found in nature; especially the varieties in tree bark, moss a…

Thursday, September 26 Wednesday, October 30

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9.28

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Family & Education | Free

Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival

The Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival, established in 1997, is a family-friendly fiber arts festival. Our mission is to ex…

Saturday, September 28 10:00am-4:00pm

Clackamas County Event Center


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10.4

3.31

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Exhibit | Free

Flaxen: From Flax to Linen in the Willamette Valley, Oregon Historical Society

Join us at the Oregon Historical Society to view a small photography exhibit demonstrating the process of growing and util…

Friday, October 4 Tuesday, March 31

Oregon Historical Society


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10.5

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Workshop | Paid $

Textile Design with Tricia Langman, Textile Design 1

Meet one of the nation’s rising textile designers, Tricia Langman. British-born Langman has designed for Ralph Lauren, Cal…

Saturday, October 5 9:30am-3:30pm

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10.5

12.1

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Exhibit | Paid $

NORITAKA TATEHANA: CRAFTING THE ART OF JAPAN’S FUTURE

Portland Japanese Garden presents the art of Noritaka Tatehana in his first-ever North American solo exhibition. Installed…

Saturday, October 5 Sunday, December 1

Portland Japanese Garden


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10.5

10.19

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Exhibit | Free

Sugar Spin Viewing Hours

Viewing Hours: October 5th 1-4 p.m. October 12th 1-4 p.m. October 19th 1-4 p.m. SUGAR SPIN: Featuring artists Brittany Pow…

Saturday, October 5 Saturday, October 19

COLAB Architecture + Urban Design

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10.11

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Community & Culture | Free

Portland Open Studio

Artist Studio Tours, visit studio, watch live demos and view work in types of fiber including: spinning and dyeing yarns a…

Friday, October 11 10:00am-10:00am

The Dragonfly Studio


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10.12

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Workshop | Paid $

Textile Design with Tricia Langman, Textile Design 2

Meet one of the nation’s rising textile designers, Tricia Langman. British-born Langman has designed for Ralph Lauren, Cal…

Saturday, October 12 9:30am-3:30pm

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10.12

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Workshop | Paid $

Visible Mending, Patching & Darning with Sonya & Nina Montenegro

Join us for a day of ‘visible mending’ – the art of repairing fabric in a way that doesn’t try to hide the mend, but…

Saturday, October 12 10:00am-4:00pm

WildCraft Studio School


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10.12

10.13

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Performing & Visual Arts | Free

Portland Open Studios: Amanda Triplett’s Sculptural Fibers from Salvaged Materials

Amanda Triplett hand sews sculpture and installation from old blankets, tatty sweaters, and abandoned knitting projects. M…

Saturday, October 12 Sunday, October 13

Amanda Triplett’s Studio


Date of Event:

10.12

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Community & Culture | Free

Open Studio

October 12-13 + 19-20, 10am-5pm Through calculated, rising tangles of wool and plant fibers, Kristy Kún’s experimental tex…

Saturday, October 12 10:00am-10:00am

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10.12

10.20

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Community & Culture | Free

Portland Open Studios – Lulu Moonwood Murakami, textile and mixed-media artist

Textile and mixed-media artist Lulu Moonwood Murakami will be participating in Portland Open Studios for two weekends, Oct…

Saturday, October 12 Sunday, October 20

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10.12

10.13

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Hobbies & Special Interest | Paid $

Art in the Burbs

Tualatin High School gym and commons will be transformed into a dazzling art festival during the annual Art in the Burbs e…

Saturday, October 12 Sunday, October 13

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10.19

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Workshop | Paid $

Textile Design with Tricia Langman, Textile Design 3

Meet one of the nation’s rising textile designers, Tricia Langman. British-born Langman has designed for Ralph Lauren, Cal…

Saturday, October 19 9:30am-3:30pm

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10.19

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Community & Culture | Paid $

Gala 6 • Explore the Senses

Design Museum Portland invites you to our second-annual Gala, celebrating our six years of design impact in the vibrant co…

Saturday, October 19 5:30pm-10:30pm

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10.22

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Workshop | Paid $

Weaving

Get into weaving by building a simple frame loom you can take home, understanding weaving terminology and mastering basic …

Tuesday, October 22 6:00pm-9:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute


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10.25

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Workshop | Paid $

Activewear – AM Class

Learn to sew + fit high-tech stretchy fabric to make a complete ensemble, ready for action. Start with hoodies. Move on to…

Friday, October 25 10:00am-1:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute


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10.26

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Workshop | Paid $

Indigo Patterning: Shibori & Resist Methods with Lauren Goding

In this class, students will gain in-depth experience in textile patterning with resist methods and traditional Japanese p…

Saturday, October 26 10:00am-4:00pm

WildCraft Studio School


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11.2

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Workshop | Paid $

Sergery

Learn the parts of your serger, how to thread and manage the tensions and how to trouble-shoot problems. Create a book of …

Saturday, November 2 2:00pm-5:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute


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11.7

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Lecture/talk | Free

Low-residency program Warren Wilson College Info Session

Come learn about the new low-residency program that is reshaping craft histories and theories! Launched in 2018 at Warren …

Thursday, November 7 5:30pm-8:00pm

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11.7

12.28

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Exhibit | Free

Jinie Park: A Pair: Two of the Same

This exhibit will open with a reception on November 7th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery “A Pair: Tw…

Thursday, November 7 Saturday, December 28

Elizabeth Leach Gallery


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11.14

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Lecture/talk | Free

Fibrevolution: American Linen Revival

This program will take place twice on the same day at 10 a.m. to noon and 7 to 9 p.m. Fibrevolution is a producer of high …

Thursday, November 14 7:00pm-9:00pm

Multnomah Arts Center


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11.16

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Workshop | Paid $

Felted Christmas Stocking Ornament with Seattle Artist Flora Carlile-Kovacs

If you have been thinking about getting your hands wet and giving felt-making a try, this is the perfect opportunity. In t…

Saturday, November 16 5:00pm-8:00pm

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11.17

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Workshop | Paid $

Felted Slippers with Seattle Artist Flora Carlile-Kovacs

Make a custom size, fitting pair of slippers is a great opportunity to learn how to make a 3-D object starting with a 2-D …

Sunday, November 17 9:30am-4:30pm

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11.18

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Workshop | Paid $

Felted Pillow Pads or Small Rug with Seattle Artist Flora Carlile-Kovacs

In Kyrgyzstan, when a daughter got married, her mother felted her a rug. Using their ancient symbols she felted her best w…

Monday, November 18 10:00am-4:00pm

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Date of Event:

11.23

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Workshop | Paid $

Felt a Gnome!

Gnomes! Though purportedly shy, you know them by their beards and pointy hats… Using needle felting techniques, you&…

Saturday, November 23 10:00am-12:30pm

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9.24

10.18

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Exhibit | Free

Re: assembly

Group show featuring work which adopts materials intended for other functions.

Thursday, September 24 Sunday, October 18

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Multi-Day Event:

9.24

10.25

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Exhibit | Free

Árbol de la Vida

“Árbol de la Vida” will be on display at Guardino Gallery in the 14th annual Day of the Dead Group Show

Thursday, September 24 Sunday, October 25

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10.1

10.30

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Exhibit Window | Free

What Does It Mean To Be An American?

Quilt installation documenting the responses by over 500 Oregonians to the question “What does it mean to be an American?”.

Thursday, October 1 Friday, October 30

Blackfish Gallery

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10.1

10.31

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Exhibit Window | Free

Immigrants are a Golden Thread woven through the American Fabric

The world-fabric flag component of the installation “Mending the Social Fabric,” honors immigrants, full exhibit opens fall 2021.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

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10.1

10.31

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Exhibit Virtual | Free

Worn Memoirs

WORN MEMOIRS is a virtual platform for collective story-telling and community-building, through the lens of worn textiles.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

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10.1

10.31

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Community Distributed Project | Free

Ghost Net Landscape: Sea Stories

Create puppets from reclaimed fishing gear to tell a Sea Story of transformation in this collaborative physical + digital exhibit.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

Crema Coffee +Bakery


Multi-Day Event:

10.1

10.11

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Exhibit | Free

Stitching Portland’s Black History: the Story of a Quilt and the Incredible Women who Created it

An exhibit of the African-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt and the pioneering African-American women who…

Thursday, October 1 Sunday, October 11

Oregon Historical Society


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10.1

10.31

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Exhibit Window | Free

Cotton + Wool

A t-shirt is transformed into a warm layer by integrating wool through hand felting.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

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10.1

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

The Frequency of Love

Installation of furniture made from upcycled denim, taking inspiration from the frequency of love.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

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10.1

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

Cactus Silk Eames Chair

Cactus silk rug meets iconic designer Eames chair, upholstered in a process which supports women owned small businesses.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

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10.1

10.31

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Exhibit Window | Free

ReClaim It! Repair It! Reuse It!

ReClaim It celebrates textile month through creative reuse and repair.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

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10.1

10.31

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Exhibit Window | Free

Millinery Macabre

A timely display of classic originals by Dayna Pinkham.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

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10.3

10.31

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Exhibit Window | Free

Visions of a Felt Filled World

Felt reimagined.

Saturday, October 3 Saturday, October 31

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10.3

10.31

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Virtual Panel | Free

Felt, a Panel

A panel discussion between felter Xander Griffith, Pat Sparks, and international felter, Ariane Mariane.

Saturday, October 3 Saturday, October 31

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10.3

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

Soft Still Life

Collection of hand-quilted and painted textiles by Lindsay Jordan Kretchun.

Saturday, October 3 Saturday, October 31

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10.4

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Virtual Workshop | Paid $

Tiny Pricks Project Workshop

Workshop and call to action to participate in the largest textile protest project addressing this presidency.

Sunday, October 4 10:00am-11:00pm

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10.4

11.1

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Exhibit | Free

GLEAN 2020 Exhibition

new works by May Maylisa Cat, Curtis Reid Henderson, Christina Kemp, Cristina Niculescu and Lynn Yarne.

Sunday, October 4 Sunday, November 1

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10.5

10.30

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Exhibit | Free

Malleable Pursuits of Protection

Sarah Nance’s shrouds for landscapes and Shelley Socolofsky’s installation of repurposed materials for reimagined social n…

Monday, October 5 Friday, October 30

Portland State University


Date of Event:

10.5

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Steven Frost Workshop

Join Steven Frost for a talk on identity, weaving, reuse, and repair.

Monday, October 5 5:00pm-6:00pm

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10.6

10.31

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Exhibit Window | Free

Multicultural Wearable art: representation matters

Textile Fashion Installation by: Tiffany Kirkpatrick of Parker Simonne Designs. Inc.

Tuesday, October 6 Saturday, October 31

Multi-Day Event:

10.7

10.31

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Exhibit Window | Free

ace&jig Community Quilt

A community collaboration, enacted by sending out leftover scraps of ace&jig custom textiles.

Wednesday, October 7 Saturday, October 31

Bolt Fabric Boutique

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Multi-Day Event:

10.8

10.21

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Exhibit Window | Free

Future Cosmos Flow Film Costume Exhibition

Select costumes from Future Cosmos Flows film on exhibit in the window of Odessa Boutique

Thursday, October 8 Wednesday, October 21

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Date of Event:

10.8

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Virtual Workshop | Free

Embrace the Waste

In this virtual hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to make a loom from upcycled packaging items and weave with pl…

Thursday, October 8 5:00pm-7:00pm

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Multi-Day Event:

10.10

10.31

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Exhibit Window | Free

Sharing the Shuttle

An communal weaving installation by Cynthia Star

Saturday, October 10 Saturday, October 31

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Date of Event:

10.10

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Virtual Workshop | Paid $

Upcycle Your Ripped Pants

Let's learn how to repurpose our worn textiles and turn jeans into skirts.

Saturday, October 10 10:00am-12:00pm

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Multi-Day Event:

10.10

11.1

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Exhibit | Free

Reflections

A collaborative installation created to reflect waste in the textile industry.

Saturday, October 10 Sunday, November 1

Multi-Day Event:

10.10

11.1

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Exhibit | Free

feelin’ myself

“Feelin’ Myself” explores the idea of softness as texture/way of being/body.

Saturday, October 10 Sunday, November 1

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Multi-Day Event:

10.10

10.25

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Community Distributed Project | Free

Community Repair

Community Repair is a series of online & physically distanced conversations about cultural repair alongside mending clothing.

Saturday, October 10 Sunday, October 25

Multi-Day Event:

10.10

11.7

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Exhibit | Free

Tactile Objects for a Non-Tactile Time

View Artists Vanessa Calvert and Chelsea Moss.

Saturday, October 10 Saturday, November 7

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Multi-Day Event:

10.11

10.31

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Community Distributed Project | Free

Sky Exchange

Distributed community project declaring an ode to the perspective of another.

Sunday, October 11 Saturday, October 31

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Date of Event:

10.11

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Virtual Workshop | Free

Art and Activism

Social Justice Sewing Academy activist workshops work with individuals in the community to engage in activism through textile art.

Sunday, October 11 11:30am-12:30pm

Multi-Day Event:

10.12

10.31

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Exhibit Window | Free

Tiny Pricks Project Show

Tiny Pricks Project is a collection of individual textile pieces stitched with political quotes, installed onto fabric panels.

Monday, October 12 Saturday, October 31

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Date of Event:

10.12

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Virtual Panel | Free

The Future of Sustainability in Fashion Textiles

The fashion industry produces vast amounts of waste. This panel offers industry expert perspectives on more sustainable practices.

Monday, October 12 5:00pm-6:00pm

Multi-Day Event:

10.13

10.31

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Exhibit Window | Free

Be Held

Installation composed of altars and vessels to support healing.

Tuesday, October 13 Saturday, October 31

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Date of Event:

10.13

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Virtual Lecture | Free

The Collective Mending Sessions & the SDA

Learn about The Collective Mending Sessions, founding artist Catherine Reinhart, and the Surface Design Association.

Tuesday, October 13 5:00pm-6:00pm

Multi-Day Event:

10.14

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

Unfolding

Group textile art exhibition of interactive and socially conscious work.

Wednesday, October 14 Saturday, October 31

Multi-Day Event:

10.14

10.31

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Exhibit | Free

Knit Denim

Installation featuring Victoria Wanjuhi’s “Knit Denim”.

Wednesday, October 14 Saturday, October 31

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Date of Event:

10.14

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Virtual Panel | Free

GLEAN Panel

A panel discussion with four previous GLEAN artist participants centered around reuse and repair.

Wednesday, October 14 5:00pm-6:00pm

Date of Event:

10.15

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Virtual Panel | Free

Stitching History: The Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt

A panel discussion on the significance of the Afro-American Heritage Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt and 15 wome…

Thursday, October 15 12:00pm-1:00pm

Date of Event:

10.15

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Virtual Panel | Free

Textile Reuse Panel

Join the AC+D program for a panel discussion centered around fiber, reuse and sustainability.

Thursday, October 15 6:00pm-7:00pm

Multi-Day Event:

10.16

10.31

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Community Distributed Project | Free

Interlace: A Community Weaving Project

With many pieces by many hands, Gather:Make:Shelter invites the public to join in creating a communal woven masterpiece.

Friday, October 16 Saturday, October 31

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Multi-Day Event:

10.17

11.1

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Exhibit Virtual | Free

Stitching Portland’s Black History: Virtual Exhibit

The story of a quilt and the incredible women who created it.

Saturday, October 17 Sunday, November 1

Date of Event:

10.17

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Bindle to Bohcha: Carrying Cloths Around the World

Discover the history and range of wrapping cloths, textiles used for centuries for the storage and transportation of goods.

Saturday, October 17 2:00pm-3:30pm

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Date of Event:

10.18

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Virtual Workshop | Paid $

Personal Iconography through Applique & Stitch

See how archetypal images and symbols add meaning to textile art; create your own symbolic silhouette with fabric scraps a…

Sunday, October 18 10:00am-1:00pm

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Date of Event:

10.19

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Virtual Lecture | Free

The Reuse, Repair, and Adaptation of Japanese Textiles

Fashion designer and textile collector Andrea Aranow will discuss the reuse and adaptation of Japanese textiles.

Monday, October 19 12:00pm-1:00pm

Multi-Day Event:

10.20

11.15

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Exhibit | Free

Banners on Cultivating Resilience Group Show

Banners reflecting cultivating resilience and joy made by children at the Living School of Art.

Tuesday, October 20 Sunday, November 15

Date of Event:

10.20

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Virtual Workshop | Free

Experimental Dyeing and Mark Making

Repurpose accessible tools and materials to experiment with mark making, dyeing, and creating bold and fun canvas cloths.

Tuesday, October 20 6:00pm-8:00pm

Date of Event:

10.22

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Virtual Panel | Free

Stitching Justice: Social Justice + Textiles

A social justice+textiles panel discussion with the founders of 25Million Stitches, the Social Justice Sewing Academy, and…

Thursday, October 22 5:00pm-6:00pm

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Date of Event:

10.22

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Virtual Workshop | Free

Virtual Sewing Circle with Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger

Join Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger for a virtual sewing circle in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum.

Thursday, October 22 6:00pm-7:00pm

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Date of Event:

10.23

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Repair & Reuse Techniques of Felting: Visible Mending

Q & A on Felting for sculptural/firm objects.

Friday, October 23 10:00am-11:00am

Date of Event:

10.24

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Virtual Workshop | Paid $

Meditative Abstract Embroidery

A meditative abstract embroidery workshop that reduces stress through crafting.

Saturday, October 24 2:00pm-3:00pm

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Multi-Day Event:

10.29

11.15

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Exhibit | Free

Community Collaboration

A showcase of distributed community projects from PTM 2020.

Thursday, October 29 Sunday, November 15

Date of Event:

10.30

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Screening | Free

Diné Weavers: Past, Present and Future

A short format documentary featuring a conversation between contemporary Diné weavers.

Friday, October 30 5:00pm-7:00pm

Date of Event:

11.12

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Virtual Panel | Free

Community Collaboration a Panel Discussion

A panel discussion featuring the four distributed community projects of PTM 2020.

Thursday, November 12 6:00pm-7:30pm

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Date of Event:

1.25

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Textile Hive PSU Virtual Talk

Textile Hive co-Founder Caleb Sayan joins Trish Langman to discuss textiles from Textile Hive.

Monday, January 25 9:00am-10:00am

Date of Event:

2.15

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Virtual Workshop | Free

Laurs Kemp PSU Upcycled Fashion Workshop

Laurs Kemp lecture and workshop about her process, and how she has developed a low-waste, small-batch clothing line.

Monday, February 15 9:00am-12:00pm

Multi-Day Event:

2.18

4.1

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Exhibit, Virtual Lecture, Virtual Workshop | Free

Things that have to do with fire

Vo Vo’s solo show investigates the multitudes of activism and is a call for social justice and global solidarity.

Thursday, February 18 Thursday, April 1

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Date of Event:

3.11

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Virtual Lecture | Paid $

Pint-Sized Science: Ghost Net Landscape

Join Tualatin Riverkeepers and Emily Miller for a discussion of her environmental art project, Ghost Net Landscape.

Thursday, March 11 6:00pm-6:00pm

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Date of Event:

3.12

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Kat Karnaky PSU Talk Surface Design for the Fashion Industry

Kat Karnaky discusses her knowledge and experience as a textile designer.

Friday, March 12 11:30am-12:30pm

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Date of Event:

4.17

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Francesca Capone: Words and Text

Francesca Capone will share details about her long-term project Weaving Language.

Saturday, April 17 12:00pm-1:00pm

Date of Event:

4.21

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Gabe Duggan: Digital Weaving

Gabe Duggan combines techniques of traditional fiber work to push material boundaries, establishing and challenging repeti…

Wednesday, April 21 4:00pm-5:00pm

Date of Event:

4.28

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Rhonda P. Hill: E.D.G.E.

Rhonda P. Hill is the founder of E D G E, an international platform advancing the field of fashion in artistic values, cul…

Wednesday, April 28 12:30pm-1:30pm

Date of Event:

5.2

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Community & Culture, Workshop | Free

Badasses in Portland Stitch Together

Join Shannon Downey, founder of Badass Cross Stitch, for a special community stitching event and exhibit of Rita's Quilt

Sunday, May 2 11:00am-3:00pm

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Date of Event:

5.3

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Virtual Panel | Free

The Role of Technology in Creating Bridges Between Indigenous Cultures and the Textile, Home and Fashion Industry

This event will highlight leaders who are designing systems and technologies to support and empower Indigenous communities…

Monday, May 3 8:00am-9:00am

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Date of Event:

5.12

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Max Adrian: Fabric & Form

Max Adrian is a visual artist whose soft-sculptural work playfully considers queer ideas of sexuality and identity through…

Wednesday, May 12 12:00pm-1:00pm