Welcome to the TextileXchange resource guide—a growing effort created to map out and connect the vibrant textile community and resources in the Portland metro area and beyond. The foundation of this guide was built from the diversity of organizations that participate in Portland Textile Month.

Development of and funding for this guide has been provided by Textile Hive with additional funding from a RACC catalyst grant.

We encourage you to contribute additional resources through this form and consider becoming a member of the TextileXchange to help further develop this resource guide as well as Portland Textile Month.

 Businesses

Bolt Fabric Boutique

https://www.boltfabricboutique.com/

Bolt Fabric Boutique was founded in 2005 to serve our community with high quality, unique fabric and complimentary items that inspire creativity, regardless of your skill level. Since then, the shop has grown to serve both Portland locals and become a popular destination for tourists. We strive to ensure that Bolt is a truly unique experience—when you walk in the door, you will discover fabrics and other delights that you haven’t seen anywhere else.

 fabric store

Cargo

www.cargoinc.com

PURVEYORS OF CURIOUS OBJECTS Authentic, handmade and unique. We support small manufacturers, artists and local merchants.

 textile history  vintage textiles

Creative Capital Design

www.creativecapitalpdx.com

As founders of Creative Capital Design, we are, at our core, friends who know we are better together. Our success is largely a product of those who mentored, encouraged, and inspired us along the way. We continue to be buoyed up by the enthusiasm and energy, imagination and intelligence, of those around us. Now it’s our turn to share our knowledge and resources with the industry that has treated us so well. We developed Inside Fashion Design, a behind the scenes look into the world of apparel design. A site dedicated to first-year students, emerging designers and industry leaders alike. It’s a place to teach and to learn. A place to bring everyone into the conversation and celebrate what we all love to do. http://www.creativecapitalpdx.com/

 fashion  textile design

Fiber Rhythm Craft and Design

https://fiberrhythm.com/

Founded by sisters Dawn and Dianne Seymour in 2007, the business represents decades of experience in many forms of fiber arts. Both sisters have a wide variety of experience with needlework, hardanger embroidery, sewing, knitting, crocheting and weaving.

 classes  knitting  yarn

Haunt

http://www.hollystalder.com/haunt-

HAUNT is a tiny little shop that has locally made clothing, art, jewelry, and vintage. It's known as the place to find unusual pretty things: a one of kind party dress, a druzy agate ring, a colorful bohemian wall tapestry, or an indigo dyed Kaftan.

 fashion  textile art

Kat & Maouche

https://katandmaouche.com/

Traditional Techniques Modern Design. Specialists in Vintage Moroccan Berber Rugs collected as modern woven art.

 Morocco  rugs  textile traditions  vintage textiles

Laundry Studio

www.laundrystudio.com

Founded in 2000, Laundry is a multi-faceted design studio in Portland, Oregon specializing in print and pattern design, illustration, graphic design and creative workshops focusing on all of the above.

 textile design  workshops

Made on 23rd

www.madeon23rd.com

Made On 23rd is a modern design workshop specializing in hand-crafted textiles. Our products are block printed by traditional processes by skilled artists.

 block print  interior design  workshops

Nest Showroom

https://www.nestportland.com/

Founded by international interior designer Michael Reper in 2009, the Nest Showroom reflects what he, as a designer with thirty-five year’s experience in all aspects of the business, and an in-depth knowledge of design, wanted his ideal showroom to be; a complete and exceptional resource for Northwest designers with staff who understand his obsession for quality.

 interior design  textile design

Pattern People

https://patternpeople.com/

Pattern People is an industry leading print studio which offers seasonal trend guides, custom pattern design services, stock prints for immediate use, design tools, and educational ebooks for designers of all levels.

 fashion  textile design

Portland Apparel Lab

https://portlandapparellab.com/

PAL is a member-based makerspace for sewn-goods. PAL is a design support team here to get you production-ready. PAL is a collaborative knowledge-sharing community that takes your skills to the next level.

 classes  fashion  manufacturing

Portland Garment Factory (PGF)

https://www.portlandgarmentfactory.com

Portland Garment Factory is a full-service design and fabrication studio with expertise in soft-goods design + manufacturing, creative direction, and art fabrication + retail display + experiential marketing design. Led by PGF founder Britt Howard, the zero-waste studio has been upending the factory model for more than 10 years, as a leader in soft-goods innovation, design, and fabrication.

 fashion  manufacturing

Reclaimed Wool

http://www.reclaimedwool.com/

Heidi Leugers created her brand and studio, Reclaimed Wool in 1998 with one guiding principle: to turn her artistic practice into a business only if she could "reclaim" all the waste she (also) had created in the process of making adorable or functional items - whether for exhibition or for sale. Her studio has been zero waste for over two decades. The 8K - 12K hotpads, coasters, holiday ornaments and pincushions she makes, are limited to what she can produce with her own hands and can be found at museum stores, craft galleries, and specialty retailers. In 2007, her zero waste practice received critical, scholarly attention in the college teaching text, "Cycle-Logical Art", by Linda Weintraub. Heidi firmly believes that "zero-waste" is a practice, not a purchase.

 sustainability  textile reuse  wool

Renewal Workshop

https://renewalworkshop.com/

The Renewal System takes discarded apparel and textiles and turns them into Renewed Apparel, upcycled materials or recycling feedstock. Data is collected on everything that flows through the system and is given back to our brand partners to help them improve the production and design of future products. It is a zero waste system that recovers the full value out of what has already been created as a way of serving customers, partners and planet.

 fashion  textile reuse

Renewal Workshop

https://renewalworkshop.com/

The Renewal System takes discarded apparel and textiles and turns them into Renewed Apparel, upcycled materials or recycling feedstock. Data is collected on everything that flows through the system and is given back to our brand partners to help them improve the production and design of future products. It is a zero waste system that recovers the full value out of what has already been created as a way of serving customers, partners and planet.

 circular fashion  textile reuse

Revive Upholstery

https://www.revivepdx.com/

Revive Designs and Upholstery was established in Portland, Oregon in 2011. Specializing in heirloom furniture, including vintage re-upholstery, mid-century antique commercial design, bespoke product.

 interior design  sustainability  textile design  textile reuse  upholstery

Sustainable Fashion Forum

https://www.thesustainablefashionforum.com/

Founded on the principals of discovery and education, the Sustainable Fashion Forum is a highly-curated, community-driven sustainable fashion conference held annually in Portland, Oregon. The SFF looks to the future by fostering honest, thought-provoking and in-depth conversations about the social and environmental effects fashion has on our world and what we can do individually and collectively to improve it.

 fashion  sustainability  talks

Textile Hive

https://www.textilehive.com

Textile Hive, based in Portland OR, is home to the 40,000 textiles of the Andrea Aranow Textile Design Collection. The collection is the largest fully digitized independent textile collection in the world. Through its membership program the visual database offers access to educational institutions, design professionals and textile enthusiasts. Textile Hive’s mission is to preserve and enable greater access to the rich history, intricate techniques, and stunning visual beauty of the textile collection through immersive physical and digital experiences.

 archive  textile design  textile traditions  tours  vintage textiles

Vía Raíz

https://viaraiz.com/

Vía Raíz is a place where Mexican craftsmanship meets modern design. We work with highly skilled makers and innovative designers who are reinterpreting traditional Mexican craft - bridging the divide between ancestral craft and contemporary design.

 interior design  mexico  textile traditions

Woonwinkel

https://www.woonwinkelhome.com/

Woonwinkel is a Portland, Oregon based shop owned by us-- two women with a passion for independent designers, simple forms, and gorgeous color. Yup, we have a thing for color. Don't get us wrong--we love all our colors equally--so gorgeous neutrals do have a place in our shop. But what we really love is luxuriating in the perfect blush bedding, or feeling jazzed by an eye-popping yellow ceramic vessel. Color can transform a mood and a home so we curate it with care.

 interior design

 Farms

Ewethful Fiber Farm & Mill

www.ewethfulfiberfarm.com

At Ewethful Fiber Farm we create custom made fiber products for flock owners and fiber enthusiasts. In addition we also create our own line of products using locally sourced fiber. We specialize in processing fine animal fibers to our customer’s specifications. Using MiniMills Equipment we are able to process sheep, alpaca, llama, angora rabbit, dog hair, bison and goat in addition to several other fiber animals. We receive raw (unwashed) fleeces from our clients, wash them, dry them and then process the fiber into batts for felting or roving for hand spinning. We are able to custom blend fibers and have a wide selection of blending materials to choose from to create our customers perfect product. In addition we are able to dehair, to separate out course fibers from fine finer and remove vegetable matter from fine fiber fleeces.

 farm  spinning  wool  yarn

Imperial Stock Ranch

http://imperialstockranch.com/

It’s not common to find a privately held ranch whose headquarters is a National Historic District. It’s even less common to find one located in Oregon that sustainably produces a wide variety of all-natural products. In fact, the Imperial Stock Ranch is the only one. Our rich history of more than 145 years is deeply rooted in visionary thinking and the implementation of practices that are anything but ordinary. We are proud to offer you something different. Something special and unique. Something extraordinary.

 farm  wool  yarn

Vibrant Valley Farm

http://www.vibrantvalleyfarm.com/

We are a group of dedicated farmers and passionate educators committed to exploring innovative solutions to enliven the current food system, both locally and globally. We work to honor ancient traditions in growing food and connecting to the land as well as to helping to create healthier communities. We are partnering with local schools and youth projects to create mentorship programs as well as green job training possibilities to accompany the hard work and dedication of growing food and learning from one another in a field setting.

 farm  indigo  linen  workshops

 Galleries

Blackfish Gallery

http://www.blackfish.com/

Combining a mentor-based approach with an exceptional visiting artists program, students work one-on-one with nationally and internationally recognized designers, makers, and scholars in a self-directed curriculum that challenges them to bring to life the full strength of their ideas and skills.

 gallery  textile art

Elizabeth Leach Gallery

https://www.elizabethleach.com

Established in 1981, the Elizabeth Leach Gallery presents prominent Northwest and internationally established artists working in a wide variety of contemporary media. The gallery's mission is to create a dynamic dialogue between the local community and the global art world.

 gallery  textile art

HOLDING Contemporary

https://www.holdingcontemporary.com/

HOLDING Contemporary presents exhibitions and programs by emerging and established visual artists across disciplines. Through a deliberate curatorial vision and a strategic business model, we position ourselves towards challenging the economical and social privilege of the art world.

 gallery  textile art

Nationale

https://www.nationale.us

Nationale is an art space established in 2008 by Owner/Director, May Barruel. Nationale is dedicated to the promotion of culture through exhibitions, performances, and a selection of carefully chosen goods.

 gallery  textile art

Wolff Gallery

https://www.wolffgallery.com/

Wolff Gallery is a curatorial collaboration between visual artists Shannon O’Connor and Zemie Barr. Our goal is to broaden the Portland art scene by prioritizing the exhibition of work by traditionally underrepresented artists. We gravitate toward visual and performing art that does not suppress emotional intensity and we encourage more contemporary artists to embrace the personal as political. We are dedicated to a feminist, collaborative organizational model and we approach exhibition­making as an art form, as well as a shared endeavor with each participating artist.

 gallery  textile art

YOU:(curated)

http://you-curated.com/

YOU:(Curated) was founded by Jamie Wilson. Born out of years of art, design and styling experience, she became aware that there is no one-stop shopping for overall style makeovers like you might watch on a reality series. At least none attainable for the "everyday kind of person" who might benefit from a fresh perspective. This led to the creation of YOU: (curated). It is the beginning of your own transformation, starting from wherever YOU decide to start.

 gallery  textile art

 Organizations

Columbia FiberArts Guild

http://www.columbiafiberartsguild.org/

Columbia FiberArts Guild is a vibrant group of textile artists celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Our guild provides a network and forum encompassing ALL aspects of fiber art, including art quilting, surface design, sculptural, and wearable art. Fiber artists of all abilities are welcome. Established in 1969 as the Columbia Stitchery Guild, the Columbia FiberArts Guild serves the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington areas.

 guild  textile art

Conservation through Poverty Alleviation (www.cpali.org) and SEPALI Madagascar

https://www.cpali.org

At CPALI, we work with rural farmers to develop sustainable livelihoods that support both people and ecosystems. In our approach, we focus on existing resources, local leadership, community ownership and linking partners to global markets.

 natural dyes  textile art

Fibrevolution

https://www.fibre-evolution.com

Fibrevolution is revitalizing linen production in the Pacific Northwest. Co-founders Angela Wartes-Kahl and Shannon Welsh

 linen  natural fibers

Inside Fashion Design

http://insidefashiondesign.net/

Inside Fashion Design shares behind the scenes look into the Apparel Industry. Created to support, inspire, educate, inform, connect and engage community.

 fashion  talks

Multnomah Arts Center

https://www.multnomahartscenter.org/

The Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) provides excellent arts education in the visual and performing arts at an affordable cost to students of all ages. We offer programs in music, movement, dance, theater, woodshop, literary arts, conditioning, metal arts, mixed media, printmaking, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, and more. Programs run year-round, and scholarships are available. Along with our vibrant arts education program, MAC hosts theatre, music & dance performances, gallery exhibitions, and other special events.

 classes  weaving

Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival

http://flockandfiberfestival.com/

The Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival has grown significantly since its inception in 1997. The Festival includes three days of workshops and a weekend filled with demonstrations, livestock shows, seminars and kids’ activities.

 festival  spinning  wool

Oregon Historical Society

https://ohs.org/

The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) is a private museum, archival library, and educational institution headquartered in downtown Portland. It was founded on December 17, 1898, with the purpose of forwarding the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.”

 archive

Portland Handweavers Guild

https://www.portlandhandweaversguild.org/

Promoting excellence in handweaving, spinning and other fiber arts for over 70 years with monthly programs relevant to the topics of fibers arts.

 guild  textile art  weaving

Portland Textile Club

https://portlandtextileclub.com/

Portland Textile Club is a social club that meets on occasion to talk all things textile, fabric, design, and printing practices. Established in 2014, Portland, OR.

 club  social  textile printing

Portland Textile Month

https://www.portlandtextilemonth.com

Portland Textile Month aims to galvanize the local textile community for a 
month-long festival of events centered around knowledge-sharing and
 cross-pollination between enthusiasts, artists, businesses, and institutions.
 We provide an open platform to engage and share ideas, histories, knowl
edge, experiences, and practices across myriad cultures, viewpoints, and
 generations.

 festival  talks  textile art  workshops

SCRAP PDX

https://portland.scrapcreativereuse.org/

SCRAP PDX is a nonprofit creative reuse center specializing in reused materials for the arts, education programs, birthday parties, and more.

 classes  textile reuse

Stockpiler

http://www.shopstockpiler.com

Nance is currently Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Art at SMU in Dallas, TX. She has previously held professorships in Fibres & Material Practices at Concordia University (Montréal, QC) and Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA). Nance participated in consecutive artist residencies in Reykjavík and Skagaströnd, Iceland in 2013; much of her research continues to be based in Iceland and northern coastal regions of Canada and the US.

 gallery  textile art

Textile Connections Symposium

https://www.textileconnections.org

A textile symposium about textiles and culture: past, present, and future.

 talks  textile art  textile traditions

The Right Brain Initiative & RACC

https://therightbraininitiative.org/

The Right Brain Initiative The Right Brain Initiative is an innovative and equitable approach to arts education for students in the Portland, Oregon tri-county region. Our work fosters systemic transformation in teaching and learning, while positively influencing schools’ climate and culture. Right Brain weaves arts integration into existing teacher professional development (PD), supporting the use of our strategies in classrooms, while simultaneously meeting the requirements of Common Core State Standards across all subjects. In doing so, we both improve learning outcomes and provide access to the arts, encouraging creative and critical thinking for all K-8 students. Students in nearly 1,860 classrooms will be served in 2019-20. RACC The Regional Arts & Culture Council's mission is broad and its influence is extensive: To enrich our communities through arts and culture. With values of equity, diversity and community, RACC is committed to ensuring that all residents have equal access to publicly funded arts and culture programs. RACC serves the tri-county region through the following programs and services each year: 1) grants for artists, arts organizations, schools, and other community-based arts projects; 2) advocacy and a workplace giving program for arts; 3) workshops and technical assistance; 4) printed and web-based resources for artists; 5) a public art program; and 6) arts education programming, including The Right Brain Initiative, for which this application applies.

 education

 Schools

Assembly PDX

https://assemblypdx.com/

With a curriculum focused on the development of a strong artistic voice, the realization of work for a specific community or client, and entrepreneurism that connects making a living with making a difference, the MFA in Applied Craft and Design is the only graduate program of its kind.

 classes  felting  needle work

Damascus Fiber Arts School

http://www.damascusfiberartsschool.com/wp/

Audrey Moore has been teaching Navajo-style weaving for 50 years and is the owner of Damascus Fiber Arts School, formerly known as Damascus Pioneer Craft School. Terry Olson, once Audrey's student, has taught Tapestry-style weaving at Damascus for 20 years. Tammy Rosecrans is a current student, going on her second year with DFAS, who focuses primarily on Navajo-style weaving.

 spinning  weaving  workshops

FAAS

https://www.thefaastudio.com/

The Functional Apparel & Accessories Studio (FAAS) founded by Angela Medlin is the latest Intensive Design Program to partner with Pensole Academy.

 classes  fashion

Heritage School of Interior Design

https://heritageschoolofinteriordesign.com/

Stephanie Thornton Plymale is the owner and CEO of Heritage School of Interior Design. Heritage is headquartered in Portland, OR, and also operates in Denver, CO and most recently expanded to Seattle, WA. Heritage School of Interior Design is an intensive program designed to be completed in as little as six months and fully equip students for a career in interior design by combining a hands-on education with a full complement of technical courses.

 classes  interior design

Pacific Northwest College of Art

https://pnca.edu/

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) empowers artists and designers to reimagine what art and design can do in the world. This private fine arts and design college, founded in 1909 in Portland, Oregon, offers eleven Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degrees, seven graduate degrees including Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees, a Post-Baccalaureate, and a range of Community Education programs for adults and youth.

 classes  fashion  textile art

PENSOLE + MLab

https://pensole.com/

Pensole Design Academy holistically educates and challenges the next generation of product creators to be successful in the industry through classes and competitions.

 classes  sneakers

Portland Fashion Institute

https://www.portlandfashioninstitute.com

Portland Sewing started business in 2002 with a beginning sewing class for four students. The business grew to add classes in intermediate and advanced sewing. In 2010, Portland Sewing added classes on the business of apparel. In 2016, Oregon made it a licensed career school. Thus Portland Fashion Institute was created to offer three certificates and give people the skills to start businesses and get jobs at apparel companies. Yet PFI still offers classes to people who just to take one or two just for fun. We offer sewing classes for the beginner to the advanced stitcher wanting to learn something new, from sewing basics to patternmaking, draping, tailoring and couture. No matter the class, our job is to make sure you gain skills, create a project you like, build your confidence — and have a good time doing it!

 classes  fashion

WildCraft Studio School

https://wildcraftstudioschool.com/wild-knits-beginning-knitting.html

WildCraft Studio School offer workshops for adults (16 & over) in the practices of traditional craft, textiles, Native American arts, foraging, and herbal medicine. The motivation to combine these practices stems from our belief that resourcefulness, creativity, and a meaningful relationship to place are integral parts of the human experience and deserving of more space in contemporary life. From our Portland, OR studio -- as well as from the farms, forests, beaches, and deserts that make up our off-site classrooms -- WildCraft strives to awaken creativity and deepen an understanding of place through hands-on experiences in making.

 workshops

 Studios

Adam Arnold

https://www.adam-arnold.com/

Drawing inspiration from many sources, I have built a dedicated clientele. My skill and esteem as a designer and creator of clothing has garnered me collaborations with the Portland Art Museum, Contemporary Craft Museum, and Oregon Ballet Theater. My garments are known for their clean lines, tailored silhouettes, timeless appeal, and impeccable construction.

 fashion  tailoring

Fiber Rhythm Craft and Design

https://fiberrhythm.com/

Founded by sisters Dawn and Dianne Seymour in 2007, the business represents decades of experience in many forms of fiber arts. Both sisters have a wide variety of experience with needlework, hardanger embroidery, sewing, knitting, crocheting and weaving.

 classes  knitting

Fringe Benefits Weaving

https://www.fringebenefitsweaving.com/

Megan Rothstein is a production weaver of scarves and shawls and focuses on the use of natural dyes and natural fibers in these pieces. She also creates textiles highlighting re-used and re-purposed materials.

 classes  weaving

Hidden Opulence

https://www.hiddenopulence.com/

Sustainable focused alterations service specializing in upcycling, mending and tailoring and small batch production to local designers based in Portland

 fashion  sustainability  tailoring

Opulent Fibers

https://www.kristykun.com/

Opulent Fibers is a studio operated by felt artist Kristi Kún. Kristy Kún is a studio artist working in hand made wool felt with an innovative approach to construction methods, material combinations, and craftsmanship. Kristy believes strongly in collaboration and community building through Craft and has hosted local and international instructors, each experts their practicing form of textile art, and has presented at free community events, demonstrating techniques and sharing her passion for wool.

 felting  wool  workshops

PenFelt

https://www.penfelt.com/

PenFelt Studio is the home of felting workshops with Portland's Duchess of Felt: LeBrie Rich.

 felting  wool  workshops

R.A.W Textiles

http://rawtextiles.com/

R A W Textiles is a production dye studio in Portland, Oregon, that specializes in natural dyed, shibori, and rusted textiles.

 natural dye  workshops

That Year Forever

https://www.thatyearforever.com/

THAT YEAR is a creative studio and clothing label, developing products, events, design, direction and digital and physical media.

 fashion

Tricia Langman

http://www.tricialangman.com/

Tricia Langman has over eighteen years experience designing for prestigious fashion companies worldwide, including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Halston, Kashiyama, Donna Karan, Nicole Miller, Anthropology, Banana Republic and Target.

 sustainability  textile design