We’ve created a photo gallery of Portland Textile Month that we hope you enjoy. Re-live some of the great events or to a peek at some of the events you may not have been able to attend.


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 … Continue reading “EL FUTURO ESTA HECHO A MANO | THE FUTURE IS HANDMADE *FREE”

Cosmo, Embroidery by Mark Palmen Opening at Elizabeth Leach Gallery *FREE

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 … Continue reading “Cosmo, Embroidery by Mark Palmen Opening at Elizabeth Leach Gallery *FREE”

Designing for Change: Sustainable Textiles in the Fashion Industry Panel Discussion

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 … Continue reading “Designing for Change: Sustainable Textiles in the Fashion Industry Panel Discussion”


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: 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 … Continue reading “RENEWAL WORKSHOP TALK FROM LINEAR TO CIRCULAR: WHAT IT MEANS CIRCULAR APPAREL BUSINESS? *FREE”

PNCA Printmaking & Silkscreening Studio Tour *FREE

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 … Continue reading “PNCA Printmaking & Silkscreening Studio Tour *FREE”

Illustrator Lindsay Jordan Kretchun & Textile Artist Holly Stalder Showing at HAUNT *FREE

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 … Continue reading “Illustrator Lindsay Jordan Kretchun & Textile Artist Holly Stalder Showing at HAUNT *FREE”

PENSOLE + MLab Studio Tour *Free

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, … Continue reading “PENSOLE + MLab Studio Tour *Free”

Exploring Soft Circuitry

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. … Continue reading “Exploring Soft Circuitry”

Debbie Quick Lecture *Free

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 … Continue reading “Debbie Quick Lecture *Free”

Annica Cuppetilli Lecture *Free

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, … Continue reading “Annica Cuppetilli Lecture *Free”

Hat Design Workshop

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. … Continue reading “Hat Design Workshop”


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 … Continue reading “PATTERN PEOPLE // ABSTRACT BOTANICAL COLLAGE & PATTERN DESIGN WORKSHOP”

Kumihimo Demonstration *FREE

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.

Framing Textiles Talk *FREE

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 … Continue reading “Framing Textiles Talk *FREE”

SW Textile Walking Tour *FREE

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 … Continue reading “SW Textile Walking Tour *FREE”

Think of Seashells *FREE

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 … Continue reading “Think of Seashells *FREE”

KOGIN ZASHI (Japanese folk crafts embroidery) workshop with Yoko Yamada

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, … Continue reading “KOGIN ZASHI (Japanese folk crafts embroidery) workshop with Yoko Yamada”

Artist LeBrie Rich – Felt Grocery Show Q & A at Wolff Gallery *Free

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 … Continue reading “Artist LeBrie Rich – Felt Grocery Show Q & A at Wolff Gallery *Free”

Blackfish Gallery-Palmarin Merges Art Opening & Process Talk *Free

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 … Continue reading “Blackfish Gallery-Palmarin Merges Art Opening & Process Talk *Free”

Palmarin Merges Artist Talk: Exploring the Textile Hive *Free

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 … Continue reading “Palmarin Merges Artist Talk: Exploring the Textile Hive *Free”