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October is for Textile Exchange

Join us in promoting knowledge-sharing, cross-pollination, and cultural dialogue among the Portland textile community.

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10.1

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Party | Free

Portland Textile Month Opening Party

Join us at the inventive Portland Garment Factory for the Portland Textile Month 2019 opening party!

Tuesday, October 1 6:00pm-8:00pm

Portland Garment Factory

408 SE 79th Ave., Portland

Organized By

Portland Garment Factory & Portland Textile Month

Multi-Day Event:

10.2

10.27

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

Textile Exchange

Through the lens of Andrea Aranow, this exhibit explores textile exchange between generations, cultures, commerce, art, and community.

Wednesday, October 2 Sunday, October 27

Multnomah County Central Library

801 SW 10th Ave., Portland

Organized By

Textile Hive & Multnomah County Library

Multi-Day Event:

10.3

3.31

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

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

Exhibit of hand-colored slides featuring the flax industry in the Willamette Valley.

Thursday, October 3 Tuesday, March 31

Oregon Historical Society

1200 SW Park Ave. , Portland

Organized By

Oregon Historical Society

Multi-Day Event:

10.3

11.2

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

Opening Reception for Textile Artist Sarah Wertzberger

Opening reception for the mesmerizing work of textile artist Sarah Wertzberger and her new exhibition Color Vision.

Thursday, October 3 Saturday, November 2

HOLDING Contemporary

916 NW Flanders St., Portland

Organized By

HOLDING Contemporary

Date of Event:

10.3

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Natural dye workshop with cocoon-silk

Explore the ways cocoon-silk textiles connect us with Madagascar conservation and poverty alleviation.

Thursday, October 3 6:00pm-9:00pm

WildCraft Studio School

601 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland

Organized By

Conservation through Poverty Alleviation

Multi-Day Event:

10.3

10.31

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

“Sampler” Exhibition of Textile Hive Artist-in-Residence Krista Anara Cibis

A month-long exhibition of Textile Hive artist-in-residence Krista Anara Cibis.

Thursday, October 3 Thursday, October 31

Gallery 157, PNCA

Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway Portland

Organized By

Pacific Northwest College of Art and Textile Hive

Date of Event:

10.3

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Fashion show | Paid $

SH/FT An Experiment in Fashion Design

A runway show, benefiting the Right Brain Initiative, a celebration of equitable education, creativity in the classroom, and innovative…

Thursday, October 3 6:00pm-9:00pm

LEFTBANK ANNEX

101 N Weidler St, . Portland

Organized By

The Right Brain Initiative & RACC

Date of Event:

10.4

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Open Studio | Free

Open Studio at Fringe Benefits Weaving

Visit a working production weaving studio to see a demonstration of floor loom weaving and natural dyeing techniques.

Friday, October 4 2:00pm-8:00pm

The Workshop at St. Johns

6635 N Baltimore Ave., Unit 219 Portland

Organized By

Fringe Benefits Weaving

Date of Event:

10.4

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

Celebration of Linen

An interactive celebration of linen with a linen market and an exhibit detailing the journey of linen from field to finished product.

Friday, October 4 6:00pm-9:00pm

The Cleaners (Ace Hotel PDX)

403 SW 10th Ave., Portland

Organized By

Fibrevolution & Shannon Welsh

Date of Event:

10.4

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

Stockpiler Presents In-Situ: Site-Specific Textile Installations at The Hoxton

Join Stockpiler at The Hoxton during Portland Textile Month for an evening of interactive, site-specific art installations.

Friday, October 4 6:00pm-9:00pm

The Hoxton

15 NW 4th Ave., Portland

Organized By

Stockpiler & The Hoxton

Date of Event:

10.4

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

Gathered

An art opening and roundtable discussion on the context of materials beyond craft and the role of textiles in contemporary art.

Friday, October 4 6:00pm-9:00pm

ADX Studios

417 SE 11th St., Portland

Organized By

Alexis Day & Brittany Vega

Date of Event:

10.5

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Hapa Zome Botanicals

Create a pattern with leaves and flowers on textiles that will be made into herbal sachets.

Saturday, October 5 10:00am-1:00pm

R.A.W. Textiles

8536 SE Stark St. , Portland

Organized By

RAW Textiles & Chicken Coop Botanicals

Date of Event:

10.5

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Lecture/talk | Free

Symbolism and Significance: The Evolution of the Kimono

A conversation with revered Fashion Designer, Andrea Aranow of Textile Hive

Saturday, October 5 12:00pm-4:00pm

Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave., Portland

Organized By

Portland Japanese Garden & Textile Hive

Date of Event:

10.5

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Retail event | Free

Hand Papermaking Demo + Studio Open House

Come on over and get your pulp on! Tour our studio, talk paper, and even make paper if you're game.

Saturday, October 5 5:00pm-9:00pm

Pulp & Deckle

8371 N Interstate Blvd., Studio 2 Portland

Organized By

Pulp & Deckle

Multi-Day Event:

10.5

12.1

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Lecture/talk | Paid $

Noritaka Tatehana: Crafting the Art of Japan’s Future

Noritaka Tatehana, Artist Lecture

Saturday, October 5 Sunday, December 1

Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave., Portland

Organized By

Portland Japanese Garden

Multi-Day Event:

10.5

10.19

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

More Pattern More Better

A viewing of Charlotte Flory’s complex handmade pieces of art and the digitally-printed fabric and garments created from them.

Saturday, October 5 Saturday, October 19

Shipwreck!

805 N Killingsworth St, Portland

Organized By

Charlotte Flory

Date of Event:

10.6

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Open House | Free

Weaving Studio Open House

Join us for an open house of the weaving studio at the Multnomah Arts Center.

Sunday, October 6 10:00am-2:00pm

Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland

Organized By

Multnomah Arts Center

Date of Event:

10.6

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Wild Knits: Beginning Knitting with Rachel Bratcher

Learn basic knitting stitches with plant-dyed yarns.

Sunday, October 6 10:00am-4:00pm

WildCraft Studio School

601 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland

Organized By

WildCraft Studio School

Date of Event:

10.6

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Class/workshop | Free

Textile Printing

Learn how to print patterns on paper and textiles.

Sunday, October 6 11:00am-12:00pm

Multnomah County Central Library

801 SW 10th Ave., Portland

Organized By

Multnomah County Library

Date of Event:

10.6

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Class/workshop | Free

Small-Scale Silkscreening for Teens

Using simple techniques and an embroidery hoop, learn the basics of silkscreen printing.

Sunday, October 6 1:30pm-4:30pm

Hillsdale Library

1525 SW Sunset Blvd., Hillsdale Meeting Room Portland

Organized By

Multnomah County Library

Date of Event:

10.6

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

Albina Green Celebration

The Albina Green Celebration will feature an installation of upcycled wool blankets made by siblings Anne and Tom Greenwood at PGF.

Sunday, October 6 4:00pm-8:00pm

Albina Green

722 N Sumner St. , The greenspace located at the corner of N Sumner and Albina in Portland. Portland

Organized By

Albina Green & Anne Greenwood Rioseco

Date of Event:

10.7

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Retail event | Free

Tour & Sale of Sustainable Fabrics

Visit Portland's newest fabric store & get 30% off eco-fabrics.

Monday, October 7 10:00am-5:00pm

PFI Supply

4225 NE Tillamook St., Portland

Organized By

Portland Fashion Institute

Multi-Day Event:

10.7

10.31

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

Ghost Net Landscape Exhibit

Join artist Emily Miller in this interactive installation transforming marine debris into artwork!

Monday, October 7 Thursday, October 31

Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art

Pacific University, Scott Hall, 2043 College Way Forest Grove

Organized By

Emily Miller

Date of Event:

10.7

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Film | Paid $

Fashion in Film Presents Rear Window

A screening of a classic Alfred Hitchcock film with costumes by legendary costume designer Edith Head.

Monday, October 7 7:00pm-9:30pm

The Hollywood Theatre

4122 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland

Organized By

Fashion in Film & The Hollywood Theatre

Date of Event:

10.9

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Pockets for every dress

In this 3 hours workshop we will add pockets to existing dresses and skirts.

Wednesday, October 9 5:00pm-8:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute

2111 NE 43rd Ave., Portland

Organized By

Ophir El-Boher

Date of Event:

10.9

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Come Together: Creating Surface Pattern Designs Inspired by Community

Generate new surface pattern designs through experimental exercises, while exploring the role of community in your creative practice.

Wednesday, October 9 6:00pm-8:30pm

TENpod Dumbbell

11 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Suite 201 Portland

Organized By

Bryna Shields, Illustrator & Surface Designer

Date of Event:

10.9

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Class/workshop | Free

Textile Printing

Learn how to print patterns on paper and textiles.

Wednesday, October 9 6:30pm-7:30pm

Hollywood Library

4040 NE Tillamook St., Portland

Organized By

Multnomah County Library

Date of Event:

10.10

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Retail event | Free

wool& Portland: Launch party

Join the local women's merino dress brand wool& for an evening of shopping and mingling!

Thursday, October 10 5:00pm-8:00pm

wool& Showroom

2505 SE 11th Ave., Suite 312 Portland

Organized By

wool&

Date of Event:

10.10

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Lecture/talk | Free

HEATHER WINSLOW on the Theo Moorman Weaving Technique

Heather WInslow will share her expertise in the art of Theo Moorman weaving.

Thursday, October 10 7:00pm-9:00pm

Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland

Organized By

Portland Handweavers Guild & Multnomah Arts Center

Multi-Day Event:

10.11

10.12

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

Golden Threads: 50 Years of Fiber Art

Come celebrate 50 years of fiber art with the Columbia FiberArts Guild.

Friday, October 11 Saturday, October 12

First United Methodist Church

1838 SW Jefferson Ave., Portland

Organized By

Columbia FiberArts Guild

Multi-Day Event:

10.11

10.31

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Open House | Free

Colorful Histories & Woven Landscapes Open House

Woonwinkel hosts three local textile artists united by themes of culture, memory, and family in a diversity of styles.

Friday, October 11 Thursday, October 31

Woonwinkel

935 SW Washington St. , Portland

Organized By

Woonwinkel

Date of Event:

10.12

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Tour | Paid $

Experience the Journey: From Farm to Fashion at the Historic Imperial Stock Ranch

A one-of-a-kind excursion into Oregon’s historic Imperial Stock Ranch to witness the journey of wool from the sheep to finished goods

Saturday, October 12 8:00am-6:00pm

Imperial Stock Ranch

92462 Hinton Rd., Maupin

Organized By

Creative Capital Design & Inside Fashion Design

Date of Event:

10.12

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Black Walnut Dye Workshop

Learn how to dye with a precious plant you can find in your own neighborhood.

Saturday, October 12 10:00am-12:30pm

Organizer’s house

Address will be sent to event attendees after registration, Portland

Organized By

Emi Joyce

Date of Event:

10.12

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Block Printing and Pattern Making

Join us for a block printing workshop with design expert Jennifer Stady.

Saturday, October 12 11:30am-4:00pm

Cargo

81 SE Yamhill St, Portland

Organized By

Cargo & Laundry Studio

Date of Event:

10.12

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Lecture/talk | Paid $

Living with Luxury Textiles

You’re invited to a private reception showcasing luxury textiles for your home.

Saturday, October 12 2:30pm-4:30pm

Organizer’s house

Address will be sent to event attendees after registration, Portland

Organized By

John Thompson

Date of Event:

10.12

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Workshop | Paid $

Felt Mobiles & Stamping Workshop

Join us for an exhibition of felt mobiles at Queen Bee, and for a workshop on how to make your own stamp and stamped tea towels.

Saturday, October 12 4:00pm-7:00pm

Queen Bee

3961 N Williams Ave., Suite 101 Portland

Organized By

Rebecca Pearcy & Karen Thurman

Date of Event:

10.13

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Mini Quilt Jewelry

Learn to make mini hand-pieced quilt blocks that can be embroidered and turned into a wearable piece of jewelry.

Sunday, October 13 10:00am-1:00pm

Made on 23rd Studio

15700 NW 23rd Ct., Vancouver

Organized By

Made on 23rd & Connecting Threads

Date of Event:

10.13

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Class/workshop | Free

Badass HERstory Stitch-up and Craftivism Project

Together we’ll embroider an art installation that tells the stories of who we are as women and femme identifying folks. This workshop…

Sunday, October 13 12:00pm-3:00pm

Kat + Maouche

33 NW 4th Ave., Portland

Organized By

Cassandra Rosenthal

Date of Event:

10.13

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Punch Needle Wall Art

Create a beautiful embroidered piece of wall in this hands-on punch needle workshop hosted by Made on 23rd.

Sunday, October 13 2:00pm-5:00pm

Made on 23rd Studio

15700 NW 23rd Ct., Vancouver

Organized By

Made on 23rd & Connecting Threads

Date of Event:

10.15

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Felted Flower Workshop

A fast-paced workshop presenting techniques for constructing and wet felting sculptural flowers.

Tuesday, October 15 9:00am-5:00pm

Opulent Fibers

135 W Arlington St., Gladstone

Organized By

Kristy Kun

Date of Event:

10.15

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Lecture/talk | Free

SH/FT Artist Talk

Come hear from the winning designers of SH/FT present their work, talk about their inspiration and use of innovative material.

Tuesday, October 15 12:30pm-1:30pm

RACC

411 NW Park Ave , PORTLAND

Organized By

The Right Brain Initiative & RACC

Date of Event:

10.15

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Retail event | Free

Bed-ucation Open House

Join us for an evening of fiber knowledge with the French Quarter Fibrarians.

Tuesday, October 15 4:00pm-7:00pm

French Quarter Linens

530 NW 11th Ave., Portland

Organized By

French Quarter Linens

Date of Event:

10.16

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Lecture/talk | Paid $

20 Years of Practicing Zero Waste: Artist Talk

Enjoy networking, lunch, and a dynamic, thought-provoking presentation of an artist's 20-year navigation of practicing zero waste.

Wednesday, October 16 11:30am-2:00pm

The Stafford Retirement Community

1200 Overlook Dr, Lake Oswego

Organized By

Heidi Leugers & Reclaimed Wool

Date of Event:

10.16

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Lecture/talk | Free

Preserving Textiles: Made Easy

The beauty of preservation and conservation is that if we do our job well, no one will notice we’ve been there.

Wednesday, October 16 6:00pm-8:00pm

Kat + Maouche

33 NW 4th Ave., Portland

Organized By

Linda Edquist & Kat + Maouche

Date of Event:

10.16

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Wine and Dye

Join us for an evening of wine, cheese, and hands-on fabric dyeing using only native ingredients!

Wednesday, October 16 6:00pm-9:00pm

Wacom Experience Center

1455 NW Irving St., Portland

Organized By

Creative Capital Design & Inside Fashion Design

Date of Event:

10.17

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Lecture/talk | Free

The Amazing History of Scalamandré Fabrics

Join Michael Reper at Nest Showroom as he shares the amazing history of Scalamandré fabrics.

Thursday, October 17 4:00pm-6:00pm

Nest Showroom

2151 NW Front Ave., Portland

Organized By

Michael Reper

Date of Event:

10.18

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Lecture/talk | Paid $

The TUTA 100 anniversary

Join us as we revisit the TUTA a century later, revealing the promises of modern design and its consequences in the present.

Friday, October 18 4:00pm-7:00pm

Textile Hive

133 SW 2nd Ave., Suite 430 Portland

Organized By

Ophir El-Boher

Date of Event:

10.18

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Lecture/talk | Free

A Journey West: Turkic Migration

Join us for a brief introduction to Turkic rug making and tradition.

Friday, October 18 6:00pm-7:00pm

Wild Shaman Kilim & Rug

931 SE 6th Ave., Portland

Organized By

Wild Shaman Kilim & Rugs

Date of Event:

10.19

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Bird Art Indigo Painting and Collage for Kids

Join Ronna Fujisawa as she teaches kids the joy of bird art through indigo painting and collage.

Saturday, October 19 9:00am-12:00pm

Skyline Grange

11275 NW Skyline Blvd., Portland

Organized By

Salty Water Art

Multi-Day Event:

10.19

10.20

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Class/workshop | Paid $

SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE DESIGN, Spoogi: Trish Langman

Work with the founder and design director of the successful international textile print design studio Spoogi.

Saturday, October 19 Sunday, October 20

Portland Fashion Institute

2111 NE 43rd Ave., Portland

Organized By

Portland Fashion Institute

Date of Event:

10.19

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Zero Waste Workshop

Join us for a zero waste workshop focused on critical creative thinking as we deconstruct and use up all parts of a button down shirt.

Saturday, October 19 1:00pm-4:00pm

Textile Hive

133 SW 2nd Ave., Suite 430 Portland

Organized By

Reclaimed Wool & Textile Hive

Date of Event:

10.19

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Class/workshop | Free

Textile Printing

Learn how to print patterns on paper and textiles.

Saturday, October 19 2:00pm-3:00pm

Capitol Hill Library

10723 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland

Organized By

Multnomah County Library

Date of Event:

10.19

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Demonstration | Free

Revive Designs and Upholstery Presents: Intro to Upholstery

Revive Upholstery will give a demonstration of basic upholstering techniques and a tour of their new showroom and facilities.

Saturday, October 19 4:00pm-7:00pm

Revive Upholstery

2030 N Willis Blvd., Portland

Organized By

Revive Upholstery

Date of Event:

10.20

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Lecture/talk | Free

Artist Talk with Eli West, Lilia Hernandez Galusha and Vanessa Calvert

Join local artists Eli West, Vanessa Calvert and Lilia Hernandez Galusha as they speak about the influence and importance of fiber in t…

Sunday, October 20 1:00pm-2:00pm

YOU:(curated)

866 N Columbia Blvd. , Unit B-100 Portland

Organized By

YOU:(curated)

Date of Event:

10.20

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

ARUNI DHARMAKIRTHI | No Flowers in Eden

Nationale is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Aruni Dharmakirthi in its new location at 15 SE 22nd

Sunday, October 20 2:00pm-5:00pm

Nationale

15 SE 22nd Ave., Portland

Organized By

Nationale

Date of Event:

10.20

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Mending as Metaphor Presentation and Mending Circle

A presentation on mending and a mending workshop

Sunday, October 20 4:30pm-7:30pm

Kat + Maouche

33 NW 4th Ave., Portland

Organized By

Ruth Katzenstein Souza & Mending as Metaphor

Date of Event:

10.24

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

Sepali Textile Installation, Gala, and Sale

Join us for the first ever cocoon-silk gala and share in the artists creative energy!

Thursday, October 24 5:00pm-7:00pm

Cargo

81 SE Yamhill St, Portland

Organized By

Cargo & Sepali

Date of Event:

10.24

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Lecture/talk | Free

From Small Batch to Big Time Panel

A panel discussion on the ins and outs of scaling a textile product line from handcrafted to manufactured.

Thursday, October 24 6:00pm-8:00pm

Living Room Realty

1636 NW Lovejoy St. , Portland

Organized By

Living Room Realty & Woonwinkel

Date of Event:

10.25

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Made in a Day, Lasts Forever: Leather Tote!

Make a Leather Tote in a Single Day

Friday, October 25 10:00am-4:00pm

Get Sushi Designs, LLC

2636 NW 26th Ave., Suite 222 Portland

Organized By

Get Sushi Designs, LLC & Nancy L. Simon

Multi-Day Event:

10.25

10.27

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

“Future Cosmos Flow” Costume and Film Exhibition

An exhibition and talk on the elaborate and sustainable costumes from Fuchsia Lin’s Future Cosmos Flow dance film.

Friday, October 25 Sunday, October 27

Nationale

15 SE 22nd Ave., Portland

Organized By

Fuchsia Lin

Multi-Day Event:

10.26

10.27

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Lecture/talk | Free

Textile Connections Symposium

A free 2-day event that includes a Speakers Day and a Community Day.

Saturday, October 26 Sunday, October 27

Pacific Northwest College of Art

511 NW Broadway, 1st floor Portland

Organized By

Textile Connections Symposium

Date of Event:

10.26

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

Modern shapes in fashion with vintage Japanese textiles.

Pop up for Linea designs patchwork fashion.

Saturday, October 26 12:00pm-5:00pm

T Project

723 NW 18th Ave., Portland

Organized By

Linea Designs & T-Project Shop

Date of Event:

10.26

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Dress in a Day

Make a zero waste dress you'll be proud to wear—in one class.

Saturday, October 26 2:00pm-5:00pm

Portland Fashion Institute

2111 NE 43rd Ave., Portland

Organized By

Portland Fashion Institute

Date of Event:

10.26

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Party | Free

PTM Costume and Reuse Party at Revive

Join us for the PTM Closing Event and launch for our 2020 theme!

Saturday, October 26 6:00pm-9:00pm

Revive Upholstery

2030 N Willis Blvd., Portland

Organized By

Revive Designs & Portland Textile Month

Date of Event:

10.27

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Tour | Paid $

Block Printing and Embroidery Workshop with Studio Tour

Choose one of our bamboo printing blocks to customize a cotton guest towel and learn 6 embroidery stitches to embellish your print.

Sunday, October 27 10:00am-2:00pm

Made on 23rd Studio

15700 NW 23rd Ct., Vancouver

Organized By

Deb Spofford / Made on 23rd

Date of Event:

10.27

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Class/workshop | Paid $

THREAD AND YARN CONSTRUCTION WITH A TURKISH SPINDLE

Everything you need to know about making your own beautiful yarns with a Turkish spindle.

Sunday, October 27 12:00pm-3:00pm

Textile Hive

133 SW 2nd Ave., Suite 430 Portland

Organized By

Ilisha Helfman

Date of Event:

10.29

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Lecture/talk | Paid $

Magical Humans Live! Podcast

A live special-edition podcast recording for Portland Textile Month.

Tuesday, October 29 5:00pm-7:00pm

Organized By

Vania Vananina

Date of Event:

10.30

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Lecture/talk | Free

2020 Interior Textile Forecast

Industry expert Michael Reper will present 2020 interior textile trends informed by his September 2019 trip to Maison&Objet Paris.…

Wednesday, October 30 3:00pm-6:00pm

Heritage School of Interior Design

4039 N Mississippi Ave., Suite 208 Portland

Organized By

Nest Showroom & Heritage School of Interior Design

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