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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.

Full Listings and Registration Begin September 3rd

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Opening party for PTM! | Free

Portland Textile Month Opening Party

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm

Event Location

408 SE 79th Ave, Portland

Event Organizer

Portland Garment Factory (PGF)

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


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Art opening/exhibition | Free

From Flax to Linen in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:00am-5:00pm

Event Location

1200 SW Park, Portland

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Oregon Historical Society

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


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Art opening/exhibition | Free

Opening Reception for Textile Artist Sarah Wertzberger

Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm

Event Location

HOLDING Contemporary, 916 NW Flanders St Portland

Event Organizer

Holding Contemporary

Sarah Wertzberger’s Color Vision, Opening Reception is Thursday, October 3rd 6pm-8pm at HOLDING Contemporary. The exhibit runs Oc…


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Art opening/exhibition | Free

Celebration of Linen

Friday, October 4, 2019 4:00pm-8:00pm

Event Location

403 SW 10th Ave, Portland

Event Organizer

Fibrevolution

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


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Retail event | Free

Hand Papermaking Demo + Studio Open House

Saturday, October 5, 2019 5:00pm-9:00pm

Event Location

8371 N Interstate Blvd,, Studio 2 Portland

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Pulp & Deckle

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


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Open House | Free

Weaving Studio Open House

Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:00am-2:00pm

Event Location

Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol HWY Portland

Event Organizer

Multnomah Arts Center

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


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Film | Paid $

Fashion in Film Presents Rear Window

Monday, October 7, 2019 7:00pm-9:30pm

Event Location

4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland

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Fashion in Film

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


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Tour | Paid $

Experience the Journey: From Raw Wool to Finished Goods at the Historic Imperial Stock Ranch

Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:00am-5:00pm

Event Location

92462, Hinton Road Maupin

Event Organizer

Creative Capital Design

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


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Class/workshop | Paid $

Black Walnut Dye Workshop

Saturday, October 12, 2019 1:00pm-4:00pm

Event Location

Address will be sent to event attendees after registration, Portland Portland

Event Organizer

Emi Joyce

Learn how to dye fabric using a seasonal Portland street plant with no chemical mordants.


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Lecture/talk | Free

Preserving Textiles: Made Easy

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm

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Linda Edquist

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


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Lecture/talk | Free

The Amazing History of Scalamandré Fabrics

Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:00pm-6:00pm

Event Location

2151 NW Front Ave., Portland

Event Organizer

Michael Reper

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


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Class/workshop | Paid $

Zero Waste Workshop

Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:00pm-4:00pm

Event Location

7805 SW 40th Ave., Portland

Event Organizer

Reclaimed Wool

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.


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Class/workshop | Paid $

Dress in a Day

Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:00pm-5:00pm

Event Location

2111 NE 43rd Avenue, 4225 NE Tillamook Portland

Event Organizer

Portland Fashion Institute

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


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Exhibition with Lecture/talk | Free

“Future Cosmos Flow” Costume and Film Exhibition

Friday, October 25, 2019 12:00pm-6:00pm

Event Location

15 SE 22nd Avenue, Nationale Portland

Event Organizer

Fuchsia Lin

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


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Tour | Paid $

Block Printing and Embroidery Workshop with Studio Tour

Sunday, October 27, 2019 10:00am-2:00pm

Event Location

Made on 23rd, 15700 NW 23rd Court Vancouver

Event Organizer

Deb Spofford / Made on 23rd

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

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