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.

  Schools

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

  Businesses

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

  Businesses

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

  Studios

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

  Studios

PenFelt

https://www.penfelt.com/

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

 felting  wool  workshops

  Organizations

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

  Studios

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

  Farms

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

  Schools

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