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01oct5:00 pm7:30 pmPortland Textile Month Opening Reception *FREE

Event Details

Join us for the kick off of the month long textile celebration at Textile Hive, Portland Textile Month. Meet the diverse textile community in Portland, learn more about the upcoming events from the organizers and, pick up a Portland Textile Month schedule.

About Textile Hive:

Textile Hive was founded to engage and preserve the rich history, intricate techniques, and stunning visual beauty of the Andrea Aranow Textile Design Collection. Comprised of over 40,000 textiles spanning fifty countries, Textile Hive enables a wider conversation around textiles globally through immersive physical and digital experiences.

Time

(Monday) 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Textile Hive

133 SW 2nd Ave Suite 430

02oct6:00 pm9:00 pmExploring Soft Circuitry

Event Details

This workshop will explore various techniques for incorporating illuminated electronics and circuits into your textiles and artwork by using various materials and conductive mediums. By using conductive fabric, conductive paint, copper tape, and other various materials, we will explore the alternative ways of producing circuits for artistic applications. Prototyping components will be provided for experimentation.

Instructor: Darcy Neal

Cost: $75

We have a limited number of scholarships for our workshops. If you need an application, please send an email to mtc@pnca.edu with your complete name and contact information.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-soft-circuitry-fab440-tickets-49053994819

Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Make+Think+Code@PNCA

511 Northwest Broadway Room 217

03oct5:30 pm7:30 pmSustainable Practices: Creating a Sense of Place with Local Natural DyesIn this seminar, we'll study beautiful examples of traditional Japanese textiles dyed with indigo, mud, lac, and sunflower. Learn the story of Oshima tsumugi kimono fabric, and see a range of colors made from different combinations of fibers, indigo, and enzymes on ikats, katazome, and shibori.

Event Details

This seminar will explore beautiful examples of traditional Japanese textiles dyed with indigo, mud, lac, and sunflower. Learn the story of Oshima tsumugi kimono fabric, and see a range of colors made from different combinations of fibers, indigo, and enzymes on ikats, katazome, and shibori. Some of these dyes come from specific regions in Japan that link local style with a meaningful sense of place. A small book of swatches dyed with Portland area plants will be included for a record of our local color palette.

Led by Annin Barrett, textile specialist, and Caleb Sayan, Textile Hive co-founder. Space is limited to 15 people for each class. Register on Eventbrite or if you want to sign up for 3 or more classes in the series, contact us directly and receive a discount.

Cost $30

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainable-practices-creating-a-sense-of-place-with-local-natural-dyes-tickets-48568270003

We’ll also be joined by local textile artist Emi Joyce and will discuss her use of black walnuts for dyeing textiles and preview her upcoming black walnut dyeing workshop on October 6th.

Time

(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Organizer

Textile Hive 133 SW 2nd Ave Suite 430

04oct6:00 pm8:00 pmCosmo, Embroidery by Mark Palmen Opening at Elizabeth Leach Gallery *FREE

Event Details

This exhibition will be on view Through October 4 – 27, 2018, with a First Thursday reception on October 4 from 6 – 8 pm.

Portland-based artist Mark Palmen creates experiential, elaborate artworks including holographic light installations, large scale sculptures and hand-sewn creations. Palmen’s visual works are influenced by his diverse interests ranging from art history and fashion to metaphysical investigations surrounding the cosmos. On view in the gallery will be his latest body of work, a collection of intimately sized embroideries which explore the artist’s musings on intergalactic communication.

Palmen considers his series of glimmering artworks as “beacons”; metaphorical human touchstones within a vast universe. Although his works are imbued with layers of meaning, the artist subverts notions of sentimentality in favor of open-ended considerations.

 

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Elizabeth Leach Gallery

417 N.W. 9th Avenue

05oct6:00 pm8:00 pmIllustrator Lindsay Jordan Kretchun & Textile Artist Holly Stalder Showing at HAUNT *FREE

Event Details

For this upcoming show at Haunt, illustrator, and designer Lindsay Jordon Kretchun will be showing her quilt and illustrations. A one-of-kind garment, created in collaboration with clothing designer Holly Stalder, will be displayed. The garment designed by Stalder features fabric using Gretchen’s original illustrations as a pattern.

Lindsay Jordan Kretchun is a Portland-based illustrator and designer interested in traditional methods of quilting, folklore, dark humor and pattern. Creating one-of-a-kind, hand-quilted and functional pieces that become a center point for the accompanying watercolor and ink paintings, the pairing creates a larger narrative, both practical and quixotic. Blending the tradition of quilting and the whimsical nature of her paintings, she explores visual storytelling across the dual practice.

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Haunt

811 E Burnside St #114

Organizer

05oct6:00 pm8:00 pmArtist LeBrie Rich - Felt Grocery Show Q & A at Wolff Gallery *Free

Event Details

LeBrie Rich is a visual artist who works in a variety of media including collage, mosaic, and fiber. Her work emphasizes experimentation in materials and processes and often explores the realm between the representational and the abstract. LeBrie’s work has been shown in diverse settings including museums, galleries, storefront windows, and art vending machines. In 2014 she presented work in a 2-person exhibition in Fukuoka, Japan and in 2013 & 2015 she did the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida. LeBrie is also the owner of PenFelt, a feltmaking studio in Portland, Oregon.

Q & A will start about 7 p.m.

Read more about the show here
http://handeyemagazine.com/content/grocery

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Wolff Gallery

2804 SE Ankeny St

Organizer

06oct12:30 pm1:15 pmPNCA Printmaking & Silkscreening Studio Tour *FREE

Event Details

Come and tour the Gilkey Center for Printmaking at PNCA which supports lithography, letterpress, book making, relief, monotype, intaglio, gravure, screenprinting, offset, and Risograph in a studio filled with natural light.
 
Palmarin Merges will be leading the tour of this beautifully appointed printmaking studio where she printed some of her work as our Textile Hive Artist in Residence.
Unfortunately, this event has sold out. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you find other events to attend during Portland Textile Month.
 

Time

(Saturday) 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Location

PNCA

511 NW Broadway

06oct1:00 pm4:00 pmBlack Walnut Dye Workshop with Emi JoyceOctober is the month for black walnut dye! You will learn how to dye fabric using a seasonal Portland street plant with no chemical mordants. One of the most simple natural dyes, black walnut transforms into a beautiful, warm lovely brown.

Event Details

October is the month for black walnut dye! You will learn how to dye fabric using a seasonal Portland street plant with no chemical mordants. One of the most simple natural dyes, black walnut transforms into a beautiful, warm lovely brown.

There will be two dye bathes. One is readymade which is prepared a week ahead. Participants will make another one during the workshop. At the beginning, we will walk down the street and forage walnuts, then bring them back and SMASH! the husks. You can choose which pot you want to dip your material. We will experiment and see the color differences! One tea towel (approx 28” x 28”) is included with the cost and you will learn a quick Itajime Shibori technique. You can purchase more tea towels or Thai raw silk scarf from the instructor.

This class is located in the instructor’s backyard, recently certified Gold as a Backyard Habitat. During the workshop she will talk about native plants, Portland local dyeable plants, and common dyeable plants which you can grow in your backyard, as time allows.

This workshop is a part of Portland Textile Month in October 2018 and links directly to a seminar at Textile Hive, Sustainable Practices: Creating a Sense of Place with Local Natural Dyes . This is Portland’s first ever Textile Month with many interesting events already planned, and more to come. Follow the links provided for more details.

Unfortunately, this event has sold out. We apologize for the inconvenience but there are other natural dyes workshops that have available space during Portland Textile Month.

Cost: $35
Click here to register: Eventbrite

Time

(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Organizer

Emi Joyce

06oct1:30 pm3:00 pmBlackfish Gallery-Palmarin Merges Art Opening & Process Talk *Free

Event Details

Join Artist Palmarin Merges as she opens her new art show and discuses her process creating her new works. “Each culture, continent and country ascribes their own meanings to flowers. While wandering through the Textile Hive’s collection, the abstractions and patterns of the flowers tugged at me. Flowers connect me to particular places and moments in time. The flowers in textiles are bouquets, gifts to our desire that, despite our differences, we strive to make, whatever place we are in, a Home.”

Time

(Saturday) 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

Blackfish Gallery

420 NW 9th Ave

Organizer

Blackfish Gallery 420 NW 9th Ave

10oct5:30 pm7:30 pmSustainable practices: Cradle to Cradle Design Seminar

Event Details

In this seminar, we’ll study how the practice of mending and patching of fabric in Japan evolved from torn and mended clothing to couture status. Using the simplest of means and with a deep appreciation for textiles, we’ll explore how stitches that originally served to patch worn fabric become decorative elements. Examine and handle textiles from Japan and consider how deconstructed and repurposed textiles influence the work of upcycle designers today.

Two boro futon covers from Niigata, Japan will be on display for hands on examination.

Participants will also be given scrap fabric donated by Ace & Jig to take home and make/repurpose into new creations as a design challenge.

Led by Annin Barrett, textile specialist, and Caleb Sayan, Textile Hive co-Founder Space is limited to 15 people for each class.

Cost 30$

Unfortunately, this class has sold out. We have created a waiting list and apologize for the inconvenience.  There are other events during Portland Textile Month that focus on sustainability and we hope you find other events to attend during the month.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainable-practices-cradle-to-cradle-design-tickets-48569910911

In conjunction with Portland Textile Month, Textile Hive is excited to announce its 2018 Fall seminar series focused on Japanese Textiles for textile enthusiasts, students, and design professionals. The series will include two tracks of three classes each. Track one (October 3rd, 10th, 17th) will focus on historic Sustainable Practices found at Textile Hive and how they can influence future making choices. Track two (October 24th, November 7th & 14th) will focus on design practices and inspiration. Join us for a lively exchange and hands-on experience with some amazing fabrics from the 40,000 piece Andrea Aranow Textile Collection. 

Time

(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Textile Hive

133 SW 2nd Ave Suite 430

Organizer

Textile Hive 133 SW 2nd Ave Suite 430

11oct5:30 pm7:00 pmPalmarin Merges Artist Talk: Exploring the Textile Hive *FreeThis talk will draw upon Palmarin Merges experience during her 3-month Textile Hive residency, where Palmrin accessed the physical and digital collection of 40,000 textiles housed at Textile Hive.

Event Details

This talk will draw upon Palmarin Merges experience during her 3-month Textile Hive residency, where Palmrin accessed the physical and digital collection of 40,000 textiles housed at Textile Hive. Hear Palmarin discuss her process and see the inspiration behind alongside her new the artworks.

Palmarin Merges is an artist whose work draws from the desire to become more sustainable by re-using materials close at hand and by adapting restriction as a generative force for creation. Working primarily in mixed media, printmaking, and painting, common materials formed from the fabric of her daily life are processed then transformed into new work. Raised in Hawaii and California and spending considerable time in Japan, she incorporates the rich visual languages of her experiences with the inspiration of the natural beauty of her adopted home state of Oregon.

Each year the artwork that I make changes, depending upon where my interest takes me. For the last several years, I have explored the ideas associated with home. Especially from the desire to clear my clutter and re-value mundane and commonplace objects by re-using materials close at hand and adapting restriction as a generative force for creation.

Palmarin Merges holds an MFA Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and has exhibited in Japan, the Philippines, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon. She currently teaches at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Pacific University, the Multnomah Arts Center and occasionally at Atelier Meridian. She can be found wandering her neighborhood with her dog Barney.

Time

(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Textile Hive

133 SW 2nd Ave Suite 430

12oct10:00 am6:00 pmBolt Neighborhood Fabric Boutique Anniversary Sale *FREE

Event Details

Bolt encourages thoughtful and conscientious consumerism. We don’t want to just sell fabric. Instead, we want to support and promote your creative process and personal expression while also encouraging you to use up scraps or supplies you already have. Read more about Bolt and Slow Fashion, we have educational resources and information about events and businesses we consider doing good work in the world of fashion.

Friday, October 12th through Thursday, October 18th
ALL fabric marked down 10-50%

Time

(Friday) 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Organizer

Bolt Fabric Boutique 2136 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97213

13oct10:00 am5:00 pmBeginning To Dye with Tannin and IronThis 7 hour workshop intensive will explore techniques developed by Rio Wrenn and inspired by the ancient craft of Kalamakari from India.

Event Details

This 7 hour workshop intensive will explore techniques developed by Rio
Wrenn and inspired by the ancient craft of Kalamakari from India. By using
natural fibers such as silk, and basic elements such as iron and various
tannins we will explore the magic of printing and dyeing. This workshop is
for all levels and can be applied to various art practices such as printing,
painting, paper arts, encaustic, weaving, etc. You will gain a basic
understanding of plant based tannins combined with one mordant, iron. We
will use harvested plant material and extracts to compare shades and two
iron baths. I will also demonstrate a few simple shibori techniques that
you can use to create pattern. The materials are included in the class fee.
You will create several samples and make a scarf with the knowledge gained
from the time we spend creating.

This is a natural and ecological method that is quick in its results and has
low impact on our environment.

There will be a one hour lunch break and weather permitting we will go to
Cathedral Park. I will have tea and coffee plus a few snacks so bring a
lunch.

Fee = 150.00

Payment and registration information here: http://rawtextiles.com/workshops/beginning-to-dye-with-tannin-and-iron-one-day-intensive/

 

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organizer

R A W Textiles - Rio Wrenn 6335 N Baltimore Ave #109

13oct1:00 pm4:00 pmFiber Rhythm Studio Tour *Free

Event Details

Ever wondered how to work with knitting machines? Come visit the Fiber Rhythm Studio and see first hand how knit fabrics of various kinds can be made. Samples of knitting with reflective yarn, double jacquard, ribbing and tuck stitch as well as fair isle and intarsia will be on display. We have a wide range of knitting machines available for studio use. Sit down and we’ll show you how to knit an afghan square.

Limited to 25

We apologize but this tour has sold out. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you find other interesting events to attend during Portland Textile Month.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiber-rhythm-studio-tour-tickets-50098813901

Time

(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Fiber Rythm Craft and Design

SE Division St & SE 10th Ave

13oct3:00 pm5:00 pmKOGIN ZASHI (Japanese folk crafts embroidery) workshop with Yoko Yamada

Event Details

Learn about the traditional Japanese embroidery technique from Aomori known as kogin, in a special hands on workshop with Yoko Yamada.

Kogin embroidery is known for its hand stitching technique, in which white cotton thread is stitched through each hole of the indigo-colored fabric. Today, either wool or cotton is used depending on the function, and as the colors available and the times have changed, the color scheme has increased as well. This beautiful and simple geometric pattern, which continues to be created by hand and stitch by stitch, has become a symbol of the strength and delicateness.

Cost $15

Unfortunately this workshop has sold out, we apologize and hope you find other suitable alternatives during Portland Textile Month.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kogin-zashi-japanese-folk-crafts-embroidery-workshop-tickets-48900661194

近江は約400年前、青森県の津軽地区(農業の妻前)によって農家の妻たちによって開発された佐伯子刺繍の一種で、東北地方の極寒地域綿の着物を着ることはできません。
KOGIN ZASHIには他の弊社では見られない特徴があります。

こくれは機能は次の
とかおのりです。綿糸は(通常は刺繍のような綿布の代わりに)麻布に縫い付けられますます。ステッチンブログは常にフファブリック

の中心かなら開始さんくれ、下半身が最初に完了し、次上半分が続きます。

ステッチングは、奇数のスレッド(1,3,5,7,9 …)でのみ実はは行ききさんんくくれます。

パターンは表と裏で反転されます。

KOGIN ZASHIがどのように発達したかの歴史を聞いて、基本的なデザインを縫い方やパターンの読み方を学びましょう。
スレッド、ファブリック、ニードル、その他必要なものは参加費に含まれています。何か持って来る必要はありません。

しかし、刺繍技術には非常に小さい縫い目が含まれており、見ていることは難しい場合がありますので、虫眼鏡を持って来てください。
このワークショッスープは、繊維ハイブが開催さんくれまし2018た年10月のポートランドテキスタイル月の一部です。このプログラムには、繊維月で最初に開演される多くの興味深いイベントがあります。今後はにたくさありませんのこれがあります計画されています。詳細はリンクをごらんください。

Time

(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

Textile Hive

133 SW 2nd Ave Suite 430

Organizer

Yoko Yamada

14oct11:00 am1:00 pmPlarn Lab: A Citizen Design Event *FreeJoin Portland Textile Club for a day of creative tinkering & trash R&D. Sponsored by SCRAP PDX and PNCA Make+Think+Code. Plarn is a D.I.Y. fiber made from plastic bags. What will you make with plarn?

Event Details

Bring your household plastic film and we’ll show you how easy it is to make plarn. We’ll also share simple textile techniques anyone can learn. No prior textile skills needed, just a desire to get plastic out of our trash and put plarn to work. If you’re a fiber artist, knitter, crocheter, sewist, maker or designer, we want you too!

Why Upcycle Plastic Film?

1. It’s Hard to Recycle.
Did you know that Portland’s curbside recycling doesn’t take plastic bags? Every bag that goes into the blue bin clogs up the machines used to sort the city’s recycling.

2. Recycling Doesn’t Happen Without Buyers.
Our modern industrial recycling is driven by market demand; without buyers, recyclers stop taking
 material (plastic bags don’t make the cut).

3. It’s Everywhere, Even in a No-Bag City.
Portland is known as a city that bans plastic bags, however, the ban only targets the largest supermarket chains. Despite our best efforts, our households still have plastic film from many other sources.

This is a free event, but space is limited to 12 participants.

Unfortunately this event has been sold out, you can still sign up for the waitlist and event an ticket opens up we will notify you. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you find other events to attend at Portland Textile Month.

Please register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plarn-lab-a-citizen-design-event-tickets-49014540811
All ages are welcomed (children must be over 6 years old); all children must be accompanied by an adult (registration is not needed for the accompanying adult).
Thanks to our sponsors SCRAP PDX and PNCA Make+Think+Code.

Time

(Sunday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PST

Location

SCRAP Studio at SCRAP PDX

1736 SW Alder St.

Organizer

Portland Textile Club, Sponsored by SCRAP PDX and PNCA Make+Think+Code

14oct3:00 pm5:00 pmThink of Seashells *FREEFrancesca Capone's next solo exhibition at Nationale, is a group of large scale weavings and a poem with an inquiry into sense of place.

Event Details

Think of Seashells, Francesca Capone’s next solo exhibition at Nationale, is a group of large scale weavings and a poem with an inquiry into sense of place. It is the artists premiere exhibition as a represented artist at the gallery. These larger tapestries are based off of a series of notebook sized woven works made on site in various locations with found materials. The exhibition comes in tandem with the launch of Capone’s most recent book, Woven Places, published by Some Other Books in New York City.

Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Organizer

Nationale 3360 SE Division Portland, OR

17oct5:30 pm8:00 pmRENEWAL WORKSHOP TALK FROM LINEAR TO CIRCULAR: WHAT IT MEANS CIRCULAR APPAREL BUSINESS? *FREE

Event Details

Please join the Renewal Workshop at the Portland Apparel Lab for a very important talk and break out session on the circular economy.

Space limited to 50, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/renewal-workshop-talk-from-linear-to-circular-what-it-means-tickets-50380101239

Any kind of goal requires movement from A to B. And if it is a worthy goal that movement is difficult. Think of a race or a desire to learn a new skill or craft. There are hours and hours of learning and growing, of commitment and sacrifice that go into achieving that goal.

Our goal at The Renewal Workshop to transform our economy from linear to circular is no different. In fact, we have a goal that not only includes ourselves but the entire apparel industry – a $5 trillion global industry That’s what you call a BIG goal.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CIRCULAR APPAREL BUSINESS?

Before we could even begin to wrap our brains around such a gargantuan goal, we first had to define what we mean when we say that The Renewal Workshop is a circular business. In the most general terms, being circular describes operating in a way in which the outputs of any process can be made to be used again as the inputs in the same system; every element is kept in the circle as much as possible. This differs from being linear where inputs are gathered, utilized and combined, and then discarded as outputs. We see plenty of circular systems in nature, like the water and nutrient cycle, but so many human systems are linear, following the pattern of make, use, dispose.

Time

(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Portland Apparel Lab

1120 SE Main St, suite 101

Organizer

17oct6:30 pm9:00 pmPechaKucha at the Bison *FREE

Event Details

This fun event is hosted by the MFA students in the AC+D program.

MFA students from PNCA, OCAC, and AC+D will present Pecha Kucha on the theme: Textiles.

Thats 20 slides, 20 seconds each, for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds per presentation.

This event is in conjunction with our monthly Textile Circle.

So, bring your textile project to work on after the presentations.

Guests are encouraged to bring a dish or beverage to share for our potluck, but it is not required.

Potluck starts at 6:00pm

Pecha Kucha presentations start at 6:30pm

Stay for some textile action until 9:00pm

 

Time

(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Bison Buildling, 421 NE 10th Ave. Portland 97232

19oct3:00 pm8:00 pmR A W Textiles Open House and Designer Sale *FREE

Event Details

Everyone is welcome to come to the R A W Textiles Studio in St Johns and meet the designer Rio Wrenn to see what she has cooking. Literally, she will have a dye pot going and will be demonstrating a technique called Hapa Zome which is a Japanese word for leaf dye. This demo will be repeated several times so don’t worry about time just come when you can. There will also be several items for sale that may be of interest to designers or makers, such as yards of elastics for lingerie that were not used in previous collections , vintage laces, and remnants of natural dyed fabrics to make your own creations. Also there will be a selection of scarves and wraps for purchase. Hope to see you there!

For more information on Rio and her studio practices please visit her about page.

Address – 6635 N Baltimore #109 Portland , Or, 97203

Located in Cathedral Park Place Courtyard

Time

(Friday) 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Organizer

R A W Textiles - Rio Wrenn 6335 N Baltimore Ave #109

19oct5:00 pm6:15 pmPENSOLE + MLab Studio Tour *Free

Event Details

Come take a tour of MLab, Color + Material Resource and Design Studio at PENSOLE Design Come. Experience the entire product design process through inspiration, concept – development, design process, problem solving, color, materials, prototyping, marketing, business, networking, and branding. We are located in the heart of Old Town Chinatown, 10 NW 5th Ave. Portland, OR 97209. The tour will last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes and will cover the history of Pensole, our four different studio spaces, programs we offer, and past students work.

Space limited to 25.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pensole-mlab-studio-tour-tickets-50202863115?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Location

Pensole

10 NW 5th Ave

Organizer

19oct5:00 pm9:00 pmKumihimo Demonstration *FREEsee in progress weaving projects on floor looms, view handwoven textiles woven with naturally dyed fibers and see live a demonstration of kumihimo braiding on a marudai loom.

Event Details

During the monthly open studio event at Cathedral Park Place, Megan Rothstein of Fringe Benefits Weaving will open her weaving studio to visitors. Visitors will have a chance to  Interested visitors can try a basic kumihimo pattern on a simple foam or cardboard braiding loom.

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Fringe Benefits

6635 N. Baltimore Unit 219, Cathedral Park

Organizer

Fringe Benefits - Megan Rothstein

20oct(oct 20)10:00 am21(oct 21)4:00 pmKatazome Indigo Resist with Tyler PetersonKatazome is a centuries-old Japanese dyeing technique in which artists create a resist paste from a rice flour mixture and apply it to cloth using elaborately hand-carved stencils.

Event Details

Katazome is a centuries-old Japanese dyeing technique in which artists create a resist paste from a rice flour mixture and apply it to cloth using elaborately hand-carved stencils. Wherever the paste is applied, it resists the dye, creating a pattern. In this two-day intensive workshop, students will learn the basics of Katazome, including the preparation of the resist paste, the creation of personalized stencils, the application of the paste onto silk and cotton fabric, and the dyeing of the fabric in a natural indigo vat. Students will leave with large-scale, patterned/dyed yardage.

Date: Saturday October 20, 2018 – Sunday October 21, 2018
Time: 10am-4pm
Teacher: Tyler Peterson
Tuition: $225
Materials: $30

Register here: https://wildcraftstudioschool.com/katazome-indigo-resist.html

Time

20 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 21 (Sunday) 4:00 pm

Location

WildCraft Studio West

601 SE Hawthorne Blvd

20oct2:00 pm4:00 pmEL FUTURO ESTA HECHO A MANO | THE FUTURE IS HANDMADE *FREE

Event Details

Vía Raíz invites you to come learn about Mexico’s emerging designers who are partnering with Mexican artisans to ring in the new era of Mexican craft. 

Vía Raíz is a place where Mexican craftsmanship meets modern design. Shop owner, Jennifer Bolanos, curates the work of contemporary Mexican designers whose work celebrates tradition and honors the Mexican artisan. The symbiotic union between the artisan and the designer is the framework for the new era of Mexican design.

Join Jennifer for a copita de mezal as you explore the work of designers, like Mely Avila and Carla Fernandez, who collaborate with artisans to create modern and innovative pieces using traditional  materials and methods of production, such as the use of a foot loom, backstrap loom, and natural dyes. Also, on display, is Caralarga, a vanguard jewelry line from Queretaro, famous for their use of raw cotton as its key material.

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Vía Raíz

2774 NW Thurman St.

Organizer

21oct1:00 pm2:00 pmFraming Textiles Talk *FREEThis presentation benefits the general public, seasoned needle workers and historic textile aficionados as Beth Nichols shares perspectives of how textiles can be framed for interior display.

Event Details

This presentation benefits the general public, seasoned needleworkers and even heirloom textile afficiondos as Beth Nichols shares perspectives of how textiles can be framed for interior display. Nichols talk will be at her business, Village Frame and Gallery in Multnomah Village, where she shares techniques, expertise and display guidance for contemporary and historic textiles in your home or office. Enrich your perspective of displaying textiles and learn how the proper framing technique not only display textiles today but how the proper preservation and conservation of textile display will benefit future generations. Beth’s knowledge comes from years of hands-on textile framing experience and will be available afterward for questions.

Time

(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Village Frame and Gallery

7808 SW Capitol Hwy

Organizer

Village Frame and Gallery http://www.villageframeandgallery.com

23oct6:00 pm9:00 pmTextile Product Design Mixer *FREEMadeHere HOME invites you for an evening to share your textile passion with a group of local makers represented in our showroom.

Event Details

MadeHere HOME invites you for an evening to share your textile passion with a group of local makers represented in our showroom. Current works by Soft Century, Lagom, House of Castellon, Non-Perishable Goods, Venn Design, and Land & Kamp will be on display.

Come and mingle with like-minded textile artists, design enthusiasts, and furniture makers that are dedicated to creating a textural and comforting home experience. Refreshments and small bites will be provided.

MadeHere HOME is the fourth location of MadeHere PDX, a furniture and home goods showroom dedicated to featuring the talents of Portland based designers, artists and makers.

Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

MadeHere Home PDX

1015 SE Stark St, Portland OR 97214

Organizer

24oct5:30 pm7:30 pmDesign Inspiration: Shibori and Japanese Fashion

Event Details

This seminar, will explore folded, tied, stitched, bound, and clamped resist patterns on cloth that create a kaleidoscope of color and pattern possibilities. See how 3D manipulations of fabric create unexpected 2D visual effects while we examine some exquisite examples of shibori housed at Textile Hive. Practice typical shibori folding patterns and experiment with simple paper samples akin to deconstructed origami. See how contemporary Japanese fashion designers from Issey Miyake to Junya Watanabe have explored this rich territory between two and three dimensions.

Led by Annin Barrett, textile specialist, and Caleb Sayan, Textile Hive co-founder. Register on Eventbrite or if you want to sign up for 3 or more classes in the series, contact us directly and receive a discount.

Space limited to 15

Cost $30

This event has sold out we apologize for the inconvenience and hope you find other interesting events to attend during Portland Textile Month.

In conjunction with Portland Textile Month, Textile Hive is excited to announce its 2018 Fall seminar series focused on Japanese Textiles for textile enthusiasts, students, and design professionals. The series will include two tracks of three classes each. Track one (October 3rd, 10th, 17th) will focus on historic Sustainable Practices found at Textile Hive and how they can influence future making choices. Track two (October 24th, November 7th & 14th) will focus on design practices and inspiration. Join us for a lively exchange and hands-on experience with some amazing fabrics from the 40,000 piece Andrea Aranow Textile Collection. 

 

Time

(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Organizer

Textile Hive 133 SW 2nd Ave Suite 430

24oct6:30 pm8:00 pmAnnica Cuppetilli Lecture *Free

Event Details

Annica Cuppetelli is a fiber/installation artist and fashion designer based in Detroit, MI. Drawing on her past experience in the fashion world, her practice lies on the intersection of fashion, design and art. Her process uses techniques and materials borrowed from garment making and fashion design and applies them to create forms that evoke garments, but exist as sculptures and spaces. Rather than simply wrap, transform, or conceal, she attempts to question fashion in order to reveal its complicated relationship with the female body and identity.

Annica is a recipient of the Daimler Financial Emerging Artist Award, the Searchlight Emerging Artist Award and was a nominee for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. She also collaborates with Cristobal Mendoza as Cuppetelli and Mendoza, focusing on the creation of site-specific, multimedia installations that address issues of space, interaction and materiality. Their work has been exhibited in the Denver Art Museum, Telfair Museums (Savannah, GA), the Biennial of Video and Media Arts (Chile, 2012) and festivals such as Nemo 2013 (France) Scopitone 2012 (France), ISEA 2012, FILE 2011 (Brazil), FAD 2011 (Brazil), video_dumbo 2013 (NYC, USA) among others. They were selected as Kresge Visual Arts Fellows in 2015. Cuppetelli obtained her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Fiber, 2008) and her BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI.

MFA Applied Craft + Design a joint program between OCAC and PNCA

http://www.annicacuppetelli.com/
http://www.cuppetellimendoza.com/

Time

(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Bison Buildling, 421 NE 10th Ave. Portland 97232

25oct4:00 pm6:00 pmCONTEMPORARY THREADS MARKETPLACE OPENING PARTY *FREE​: produced by Stockpiler and hosted by Kat+Maouche, features a lineup of local and regional textile artists

Event Details

Dates: Thursday, October 25 – 4-6pm (opening Party), Friday, October 26- 4-6pm, Saturday, October 27 11-6

CONTEMPORARY THREADS : features a lineup of local and regional textile artists during Portland Textile Month October 2018. Join us
on Thursday, October 25 from 4-6 pm for our opening party and first to shop opportunity. Plus, don’t miss Kat+Maouche’s talk at 5 pm on THE HISTORY OF BERBER RUGS AS CULTURAL
OBJECTS. Friday and Saturday shop handcrafted soft goods, watch textile demonstrations and more. Talk with contemporary artists focused on elevating textile creativity and awareness in
PDX. Meet and chat with Katherine Entis as she takes knits and wovens to the next level and Emily Katz who’s macrame manifesto is teach, inspire and collaborate around the world.
Purchase a signed copy of her new book Modern Macrame: 33 Stylish Projects for Your Handmade Home. Other participating textile professionals include LeBrie Rich of Penfelt, Gloria
Freshley, Tricia Langman, Patty Benson, Sarah Wertzberger, Natalie Novak and more.

Time

(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Kat & Maouche

33 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR

Organizer

25oct5:00 pm7:00 pmHISTORY OF BERBER RUGS AS CULTURAL OBJECTS *FREE

Event Details

Moroccan rugs from the Berber tribes are well-known as decor. But they are first and foremost utilitarian art, with a history, design, and language that reveal much of Berber culture, one of the world’s oldest but least studied living cultures. This informal talk will pull from our extensive collection to show examples of regional tribal groups and explore the symbolic language of Berber art. Come ready to sit on the rug piles and learn something of a wildly expressive textile art form. Questions and curiosity much encouraged!

Time

(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Kat & Maouche

33 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR

Organizer

25oct5:30 pm7:30 pmDebbie Quick Lecture *Free

Event Details

Debbie Quick is the interim Associate Director of the Art Foundation Program at Virginia Commonwealth
University in its School of the Arts. She received her B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art at Temple University
with a focus in Ceramics and a certification in teaching. She received her M.F.A. from VCUarts in
Ceramics. She holds a Leadership Development Certificate from the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute
at VCU. She was awarded a Distinguished Faculty Service Award from VCUarts, An Artist in Residency
from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, a 2018 Residency at the Studios at MASS MoCA, and was a F.
Lommat Belin Arts Scholarship finalist three times. Quick has had solo exhibitions at Quirk Vault Gallery,
Richmond, VA and AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA. In 2017 she was VCUarts inaugural faculty research
fellow in the Arts Research Institute. Her work has been shown regionally and internationally, including
“Tasmeem” as part of the Tasmeem conference in Doha, Qatar. In 2018 she has had work in a number
of exhibitions, most recently in two solo exhibitions, “Remnant Accumulation” at Sediment Gallery,
Richmond, VA and “Errant” in the Up Front Gallery at ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC.

5:30 pm – Reception
6 pm – Lecture

Time

(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

OCAC

Oregon College of Art and Craft Centrum Building 8245 SW Barnes Rd

26oct4:00 pm6:00 pmCONTEMPORARY THREADS MARKETPLACE DAY ONE *FREE​: produced by Stockpiler and hosted by Kat+Maouche, features a lineup of local and regional textile artists

Event Details

Dates: Thursday, October 25 – 4-6pm (opening Party), Friday, October 26- 4-6pm, Saturday, October 27 11-6

CONTEMPORARY THREADS : features a lineup of local and regional textile artists during Portland Textile Month October 2018. Join us
on Thursday, October 25 from 4-6 pm for our opening party and first to shop opportunity. Plus, don’t miss Kat+Maouche’s talk at 5 pm on THE HISTORY OF BERBER RUGS AS CULTURAL
OBJECTS. Friday and Saturday shop handcrafted soft goods, watch textile demonstrations and more. Talk with contemporary artists focused on elevating textile creativity and awareness in
PDX. Meet and chat with Katherine Entis as she takes knits and wovens to the next level and Emily Katz who’s macrame manifesto is teach, inspire and collaborate around the world.
Purchase a signed copy of her new book Modern Macrame: 33 Stylish Projects for Your Handmade Home. Other participating textile professionals include LeBrie Rich of Penfelt, Gloria
Freshley, Tricia Langman, Patty Benson, Sarah Wertzberger, Natalie Novak and more.

Time

(Friday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Kat & Maouche

33 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR

Organizer

26oct5:00 pm6:00 pmDreams of Anatolia- Emre Taskın Talk *FREEAn educational talk about Anatolian symbolism on textiles and rugs

Event Details

Rugs and kilims are undoubtedly the most striking of the many features that come to mind with reference to Anatolia. They have been the indispensable components of village and nomadic life for innumerable years. Free from the influences of urban life and economic concerns, the people of Anatolia and women in particular, have transported the creativity, dreams, the lively colors of kilims and pile rugs in a totally free way to present.

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Wild Shaman Kilims & Rugs

931 SE 6th Avenue

26oct6:00 pm9:00 pmDesigning for Change: Sustainable Textiles in the Fashion Industry Panel Discussion

Event Details

The Sustainable Fashion Forum is hosting a panel discussion centered around ethical design and the use of sustainable textiles.

It’s estimated that we consume 80 billion pieces of clothing per year. Consequently, millions of tons of textiles are discarded each year, placing an increased pressure on the Earth’s decreasing natural resources. As we look for ways to balance our love of fashion with conscious consumption it’s important that we are aware of the materials used in our clothing and soft goods.

Join us for an interactive discussion as we discuss the challenges and goals of sustainable textiles in the fashion industry and explore ways members of our community are minimizing their impact on the environment through waste reduction, new techniques, technologies, and trends.

Cost $15, register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designing-for-change-sustainable-textiles-in-the-fashion-industry-tickets-50344832750

Panelists:
Shannon Welsh, Fibrevolution
Alyssa Woods, VAVA Lingerie
Ashley Metzger, Allmade
Kiriko, Kiriko
Lori Caldwell, Minnie & George
Moderator: Carley Irwin, Xhiled Textiles

Schedule:
6:00 pm Meet and Mingle
6:50 pm Introduction to The Sustainable Fashion Forum
7:00 pm Panel discussion
8:00 pm Audience Q&A

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Kat & Maouche

33 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR

27oct11:00 am6:00 pmCONTEMPORARY THREADS MARKETPLACE DAY TWO *FREE​: produced by Stockpiler and hosted by Kat+Maouche, features a lineup of local and regional textile artists

Event Details

Dates: Thursday, October 25 – 4-6pm (opening Party), Friday, October 26- 4-6pm, Saturday, October 27 11-6

CONTEMPORARY THREADS : features a lineup of local and regional textile artists during Portland Textile Month October 2018. Join us
on Thursday, October 25 from 4-6 pm for our opening party and first to shop opportunity. Plus, don’t miss Kat+Maouche’s talk at 5 pm on THE HISTORY OF BERBER RUGS AS CULTURAL
OBJECTS. Friday and Saturday shop handcrafted soft goods, watch textile demonstrations and more. Talk with contemporary artists focused on elevating textile creativity and awareness in
PDX. Meet and chat with Katherine Entis as she takes knits and wovens to the next level and Emily Katz who’s macrame manifesto is teach, inspire and collaborate around the world.
Purchase a signed copy of her new book Modern Macrame: 33 Stylish Projects for Your Handmade Home. Other participating textile professionals include LeBrie Rich of Penfelt, Gloria
Freshley, Tricia Langman, Patty Benson, Sarah Wertzberger, Natalie Novak and more.

Time

(Saturday) 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location

Kat & Maouche

33 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR

Organizer

27oct12:00 pm5:00 pmThread and Yarn Construction with a Turkish Spindle

Event Details

The basis for most textiles is the yarn or thread with which they are made. It’s possible to build all kinds of qualities into these threads so they’ll behave in desired ways in finished fabrics. A Turkish spindle is a wonderful and ancient tool that can be used in a variety of ways to create these different threads. Best of all, the process of spinning with a Turkish spindle fits perfectly into our modern world. You can grab idle moments you didn’t know you had (sitting in a car or bus or train or standing on line or watching TV…) and create beautiful threads and yarns just by carrying a small Turkish spindle and some fluff on the go. Taking advantage of these idle moments can in fact produce miles and miles of gorgeous yarns in a fairly short period of time.

This class provides an overview of lots of possibilities for using Turkish spindles. Nothing is lovelier than watching beautifully patterned layers of spun strands pile up on your spindle and watching them reveal themselves again in reverse order as you use your yarn. Learn to wind gorgeous cops (yarn balls) onto your spindle, to ply from your cops, and to use them for easy skein winding. Plying in beads, silk flowers and sequins will be demonstrated as will ply on the fly (chain plying as you spin your singles) which will give you a plied ball of yarn directly from fluff, in one process! Support spindling with your Turkish spindle as well as spinning energized singles (and their uses for creating bias in fabric), will also be discussed as will thoughts on combining colors and fibers and a basic wash process to set the twist. There will be lots of Turkish spindle spun skeins made from numerous fiber mixes to examine. Special emphasis will be placed on ergonemetric hand positions to provide hours of comfort and safety and to help you spin beautifully consistent singles. In addition there will be a discussion of stained glass inspired spinning and knitting, to fill your work with luminous color and shimmer! There will be time for individual attention, wherever in the process you may need it.

Taught by knitting instructor and Author Ilisha Helfman.

Students will receive: A variety of small samples of different fibers to try plus a 1-page handout.

Price: $68

Register here: http://leafpdx.bigcartel.com/product/thread-and-yarn-construction-with-a-turkish-spinle

Beautiful Turkish spindles will be available for purchase in class if needed.

Time

(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

T Project Studio

723 NW 18th Ave

Organizer

27oct1:00 pm4:00 pmPATTERN PEOPLE // ABSTRACT BOTANICAL COLLAGE & PATTERN DESIGN WORKSHOP

Event Details

Join us for an afternoon of creativity as we delve into the world of abstract botanical collage and pattern design. Learn tips on color, composition, pattern, and form, as we get inspired by the beauty of nature. Using abstract collage techniques, we’ll demonstrate how to turn your designs into repeatable patterns. Each attendee will leave with a new set of skills, along with a botanical pattern repeat ready to use on wallpaper, textiles, and more. We’ll supply all necessary materials and tools, along with light edible treats. All skill levels welcome.

$40 per person

class size limited to 8

Unfortunately this workshop has sold out, we apologize and hope you find other suitable events in Portland Textile Month.

Register here: https://patternpeople.com/product/abstract-botanical-pattern-collage-workshop/

Time

(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Pattern People

5216 NE Mallory Avenue

Organizer

28oct10:00 am4:00 pmThe Art of Mending with Ellie Lum

Event Details

Extend the life of your clothing, while creating functional art and building vital and utilitarian sewing skills. This workshop series focuses on the multi-functional use of hand sewing to transform your well-loved threads into beautifully mended, unique pieces of clothing. Over the course of the class, you will learn how to turn the chore of mending into a creative act as we cover beginning hand-sewing techniques and a variety of hand-sewing stitches. We will dig deeper into the art of mending by incorporating Japanese Boro patchworking techniques, as well as learning how to work with a variety of fabrics. Bring a denim jacket, jeans, a tote bag, or anything else you want to add patchwork to.

Teacher: Ellie Lum
Tuition: $120
Materials: $15

This event has sold out, we apologize for any inconvenience and hope you find other interesting events to attend during Portland Textile Month.

 

Time

(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

WildCraft Studio West

601 SE Hawthorne Blvd

28oct12:30 pm3:30 pmHat Design Workshop

Event Details

Local designer and author of Hat Couture, Theressa Silver will teach this special workshop. Bottom up or top down? Fitted or baggy? Lacy, cabled, or plain? Theressa will show you step by step how all the parts of a hat fit together and how you can modify each part to create something uniquely your own. She’ll cover yarn weight, gauge, and stitch patterns as well as explaining various shaping techniques. Come prepared to sketch and take notes.

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials: Bring paper and pencil (optional: colored pencils or markers) and yarn and needles for swatching. Also bring any stitch dictionaries, pattern books, or other source materials that you’d like to draw on for your design. Sessions: One 3-hour workshop. Theressa will provide a handout and bring an assortment of stitch dictionaries and other materials.
Cost: $75 Limit 10 students

Register here: https://squareup.com/store/fiber-rhythm/item/design-your-own-hat

Time

(Sunday) 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location

Fiber Rythm Craft and Design

SE Division St & SE 10th Ave

28oct1:00 pm3:00 pmSW Textile Walking Tour *FREE

Event Details

This SW textile walking tour will enhance your knowledge of fibers and fabrics as we visit independent merchants within 4 city blocks of each other. We start with fiber at Portland’s oldest yarn store Northwest Wools, proceed to custom textiles at another store, then share the differences between printed and dyed fabrics at the final merchants. We end at a public Multnomah Arts Center, where fiber art classes are offered, insights shared and questions answered.

This event has sold out, we apologize for the inconvenience and hope you find other interesting events to attend during Portland Textile Month.

Space limited to 8 register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/publish?crumb=ad35d0684a891e&eid=49920533660

Time

(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

Northwest Wools

3524 SW Troy St

Organizer