Welcome to the TextileX 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 the Portland TextileX Month festival every October.

Development of and funding for this guide have been provided by Textile Hive with additional funding from a RACC catalyst grant in 2019.

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

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Anne Greenwood-Rioseco

www.annegreenwood.net

Anne Greenwood-Rioseco (b. Jamestown, North Dakota, 1967) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores themes of time, spirituality and the transcendent genius of the natural world. Collaboration, vibrant color and fostering relationships are the common threads in her social art practice that spans textiles, plants and poetry. She has worked as a residential gardener in Portland tending to small gardens across the city for 25 years. In 1989 she co-founded the Albina Green in North Portland and for over ten years collaborated in Ariadne Community Supported Agriculture Garden. In 2018 she was introduced to the TC2 Digital Jacquard loom at the Icelandic Textile Center, and in 2022 she was invited to return to weave 10 yards of textile. This work will be featured in the 2023 international exhibition Threads | Þræðir Intertwined in Iceland: Textiles & Book Arts at Nordia House NW in Portland and this will be a featured exhibit, artists talk and workshop with Portland Textile Month. This exhibit will feature twelve artists brought together by the Icelandic Textiles Center and includes new work in collaboration with Arnþrúður Ösp Karlsdóttir. Anne incorporates photography, natural dyes, hand-work, book making, writing, and installation in her creative practice. She has collaborated with her husband Mauricio Rioseco Milano as artists in residence, installation exhibits, writing prose & making images for Vestiges & Shapes of Land artists’ books. Mauricio (b. Rosario, Argentina, 1965) is a first generation Argentine who has worked as a woodworker for 25 years in Portland. Siblings Anne and Tom Greenwood started an ongoing community project called Ray-mains Blanket Company in 2019. The two worked with the Portland Garment Factory over the summer and fall to make an edition of 44 repurposed wool blankets to help fund the Albina Green 20th Year Celebration in North Portland. Anne has worked with Caldera and Arts Education in the Gorge teaching in both urban and rural schools. She co-curated VOLUME 4 of the PNW version of Class Set with Bay Area artist Jessalyn Aaland. Class Set provides K-12 teachers with free artist-designed, Risograph-printed posters for their classrooms featuring quotes by authors and activists. Anne’s work has been collected by the Plains Art Museum in ND, the Bainbridge Island Art Museum, many special collections libraries, rare book rooms, and private collections. Her work is sold by David Abel at Passages Books in Portland, OR, Erin Michelson at 23 Sandy in Santa Fe, NM, and Fran Durako of Kelmscott Book Sellers in Baltimore, MA. The OAC, the PICA, RACC, the Hallie Ford Foundation, the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, and the North Dakota Council for the Arts have all financially supported her projects. Greenwood Rioseco has been an artist in residence at Portland State University Textile Arts, Playa (Summer Lake, Or.), Caldera (Sisters, Or.), Signal Fire (Or.), and Pine Meadow Ranch (Sisters, Or.).

 residency  textile art  weaving

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Bardsley Handwoven

www.bardsleyhandwoven.com

Jessica Bardsley is a weaver and textile artist living in Portland, Oregon. Primarily self-taught, Jessica is interested in exploring weaving and other textiles as a way to connect to culture, history, and heritage, and using it as an avenue to build community and connections across generations.

 textile art  textile history  textile traditions  weaving

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Bautista Weaving

www.bautistaweaving.com

Francisco Bautista is a fourth generation Master Weaver in his family. He and his wife Laura were born in Teotitlán del Valle, a Zapotec village in Oaxaca, Mexico; they have always been fascinated by the infinite possibilities of crossing threads. They use only hand-spun, hand dyed wool, and weave each of their works on a foot pedal loom. The vibrant colors you see in their weavings come from their own natural and aniline dyes. Together they work to ensure that the quality achieved by the Master Weavers of old will continue to live on in each piece they weave.

 mexico  textile traditions  weaving

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BlackSheepMade

www.blacksheepmade.com

Alyssarhaye Graciano is a trilingual, POC fiber artist. Once in the tech industry as a linguistic specialist, she left her day job to pursue a creative career. While she mainly knits, crochet, macramé and weaving are also part of her everyday life.

She started BlackSheepMade as a way to fund an internship abroad while in college, but since 2014 it has evolved into large public installations, long-term pop-ups and traveling workshops. You can find her latest mural in her hometown of San Jose, California at The Berryessa Flea. She wove a 15 x 8–foot (4.5x 2.5–m) mural with her dad, Francisco, as an homage to her late abuelita and hometown culture.

In 2018, she ran a two-month long pop-up in downtown Portland via a city-funded program. She was able to test out her idea of a “deli for knits”: choose a style of beanie or scarf, pick your colors and she’ll knit it up in a week. In 2019, Travel Portland and My People’s Market brought Alyssarhaye to Japan to discuss life as an entrepreneur and teach a macrame workshop. In January of 2020, Alyssarhaye published her first DIY knitting book, Chunky Knits: Cozy Hats, Scarves and More Made Simple with Extra-Large Yarn.

Today, she continues her art career as a designer for various fiber brands and local businesses and she teaches fiber workshops in both English and Spanish. Alyssarhaye now lives in San Jose, California where when she’s not knitting, can be found sewing, cycling, or on a hike.

 crochet  knitting  natural fibers  textile art  weaving  wool

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Damascus Fiber Arts School

damascusfiberartsschool.com

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

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Fringe Benefits Weaving

www.fringebenefitsweaving.com

Megan Rothstein is a weaver, explorer of natural dyes, restorer of looms and general fiber artist. In her production weaving practice she forages natural dyes from the Portland landscape in order to dye natural fibers. After the dying process she weaves shawls and scarves with a focus on twill weave structures which she sells at craft sales through out Oregon. One of her woven naturally dyed shawls recently won the award of “Grand Champion” in the weaving division at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival and her handspun blanket received a first place ribbon at the Black Sheep festival. Her fine art weaving practice focuses on re-using materials from her production weaving process and upcycling synthetic fibers into hanging tapestries. Megan is also an Ikebana (Japanese floral art) artist. She holds a 3rd grade teaching certificate with the Sogetsu school of Ikebana. She focuses on teaching workshops to those interested in incorporating the concepts of Ikebana to their fine arts practice and ongoing classes to gardeners interested in using the gardens to create Ikebana. Her Ikebana practice focuses on found plant material, rather than relying on flower shops, and re-using materials such as cardboard, plastic pieces and other discarded materials.  She teaches classes throughout the Portland area and has done several demonstrations at the Portland Japanese Garden. She also holds a masters degree in folklore and has done research on roadside memorials and multimodal communication in 911 call centers. In addition she has a collaborative installation practice focused on re-used materials with Adam Rothstein. She also co-runs Weird Shift an ongoing project, twice funded by the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s precipice fund, with Adam Rothstein and Carl Diehl.

 textile art  weaving

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Jeanne Medina Le

www.jeanne-medina-le.studio

Jeanne received her BFA in Fiber and Material Studies (2001) and Post-Baccalaureate in Fashion, Body and Garment (2009) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and her MFA in Fiber (2013) from Cranbrook Academy of Art where she was awarded the Toby Devan Lewis Award. The award enabled her to pursue research in Antwerp, Belgium at the ModeMuseum (MoMu), and to work with fashion designer, Christian Wijnants. In 2018 she was awarded the Fountainhead Fellowship in Craft & Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). There she worked with the Highland Support Project and fair-trade weaving organization, Pixan, in Xela, Guatemala to develop textile designs with indigenous Mayan weavers. Her collaborations include a 2019 Bessie Award winning project with choreographer, Ni’Ja Whitson. She has been Artist-in-Residence at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Caldera, Oak Spring Garden Foundation, and Pine Meadow Ranch. Jeanne served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Fibers at Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) in Portland, OR. Her exhibitions include Interpretive Center for Embodied Textiles solo-exhibition at the Alice Gallery in Seattle; GARB at ArtCenter Pasadena; International Fiber Art Fair in Seoul, Korea; Ancestral Offerings solo-exhibition at Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, VA; and Discursive at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum in Eugene, OR. Her work is in the permanent collection at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI and the Oak Spring Garden Foundation Rachel “Bunny” Mellon Collection in Upperville, VA.

 sculpture  textile art  weaving

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Loo Bain

loobain.wordpress.com

Loo is a multimedia artist investigating ideas of history, material, earth science, and self. She has received artist grants, most recently the Oregon Arts Commission, shown nationally in galleries, acquired private commissions, and participated in artist residencies including Arrowmont, Pine Meadow Ranch, Playa, the Icelandic Textile Center and most recently Portland State University. She has assisted and collaborated with many artists, including Michael Rackowitz, Lead Pencil Projects, Pepone Osario, Lisa Yuskavage and Ebony Patterson. She loves living in Portland where she continues to make and show work.⁠

 residency  textile art  weaving

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Maren Jensen

marenjensen.net

Maren Jensen is an artist living and working in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. Working with concepts of mutual concrete and un- concreteness, the conceptual vs. impactful realities of an idea, and wading through imperceptibility, she uses tapestry weaving, ceramics, drawing and text to study these themes. She recently received a grant from RACC, has been in residence at Dirt Palace in Providence, RI, A-Z West in Joshua Tree, CA and will be attending the MassMOCA residency this fall.

 textile art  weaving

  Organizations

Multnomah Arts Center

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

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Niky Kuzma

www.instagram.com/dirtysunshinepa

Niky moved to Portland to study Craft and Design at PNCA in August 2019, and finished her MFA in June 2021. She designs workshops to share her passion and belief that hand work positively impacts the maker and everyone should have an access point to the techniques. She identifies as differently abled resulting from a brain injury and experiences life through the lens of a low income individual. These are her motivators for designing free and inclusive workshops to invite a broader audience that may have felt discouraged to learn craft techniques due to cost or ability. Niky believes that we can create a stronger community through the act of making together in the same way our ancestors had. She wants to encourage folks to reconnect with their hands to discover an outlet for exploration, creativity, and a space for connecting with those who share our world.

 sculpture  textile art  weaving

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Portland Handweavers Guild

www.portlandhandweaversguild.org

The Portland Handweavers Guild (PHG) has promoted excellence in handweaving, spinning and other fiber arts for over 75 years.

 guild  textile art  weaving

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Portland State University Textile Arts Program

www.psutextilearts.com

The Textile Arts program provides a critical investigation of clothing and textiles with a focus on craft, sustainability, and community engagement. Students learn techniques in weaving, surface design, and sewn construction towards fashion, costume, and contemporary art.

 community  fashion  sewing  sustainability  textile art  textile design  textile history  weaving

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Tali Weinberg

www.taliweinberg.com

In Weinberg’s most recent weaving and sculpture, she explores connections between life-sustaining circulatory systems both internal and external to the human body—from lungs and arteries to forests and watersheds. Transforming tourniquets into tree rings; coiling color-coded climate data around medical tubing; and weaving trees out of plastic into lung-like forms, Tali responds to intertwined climate and health crises. Weinberg’s work is held in public and private collections and is exhibited internationally including at the Griffith Art Museum, 21C Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, University of Colorado Art Museum, Georgia Museum of Art, Center for Craft, and Form & Concept gallery. She has been featured in the New York Times, onEarth Magazine, Surface Design Journal, Fiber Art Now, and Ecotone. Honors include a Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Serenbe Fellowship, Windgate Fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, Lia Cook Jacquard Residency, SciArt Bridge Residency for cross-disciplinary collaboration, and a virtual residency at New York’s Museum of Art and Design, among others. She has taught at California College of the Arts (CCA) and Penland School of Craft and is currently a 2022 Illinois Artist Fellow.

 environment  textile art  weaving

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Terumi Saito

www.terumisaito.com

The Japanese textile tradition dates back to the Yayoi period (300 BCE - 300 CE) where the primitive yet ubiquitous backstrap loom weaving method was employed in the Japanese regions. In her own art practice, Terumi Saito explores the spiritual and existential by way of employing these traditional and ancient techniques; techniques which involve rudimentary modes of textile production including the mechanisms constructed only from sticks and yarn. Despite this, her complex textile work still involves particular care and detail in every part of the extensive process including weaving, dyeing, and coiling.

From 2019 to 2021, Saito traveled to Peru, Guatemala and Japan conducting research in these countries' respective indigenous textile traditions whose weaving and natural dyeing techniques she employs in her practice today. The synthesis of this research now embodies an art process which aims to not only produce a contemporary hybrid craft derived from these traditions but to also preserve and honor its extraordinary significance.

齊藤輝美

静岡県生まれ。2016年多摩美術大学グラフィックデザイン学科卒業。2020年パーソンズ美術大学大学院テキスタイル専攻修士課程修了。大学院在学時にペルー、グアテマラにて染織技術の研究調査を行う。腰機織りや草木染めなどの技法を使った自身の作品を通して伝統的な手仕事のものづくりを伝えると共に伝統と異文化を融合したハイブリッドクラフトアートを創作している。現在はニューヨークを拠点にアーティスト、デザイナーとしてファイバーアート、ペインティング、グラフィックデザインと多岐にわたる分野で制作活動に従事している。

 textile art  textile history  textile traditions  weaving

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Weaver House

www.weaverhouseco.com

Weaver House is a yarn shop, textile studio and weaving school located in Philadelphia. We weave heirloom textiles in honor of craft tradition, to regain tactility and a hand-making consciousness within the home and in relation to the body. Our woven practice is forever recorded in cloth, forming a tangible language between maker and loom. We teach mindfulness and mediation throughout all of workshops, and believe that weaving can be therapeutic and healing.

 weaving  yarn