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”

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”

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”

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”

Sustainable Practices: Creating a Sense of Place with Local Natural Dyes

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 … Continue reading “Sustainable Practices: Creating a Sense of Place with Local Natural Dyes”