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Welcome to the third annual Portland Textile Month! We are honored to have you join us as we explore our 2020 theme of Repair & Reuse. Given all the challenges 2020 has brought, our programming emphasizes the collective mending of our social fabric, community-making projects, and highlighting the work of marginalized and or underrepresented community leaders and artists. In a moment where many people are isolated, we hope all those who interact with PTM art exhibits, virtual programming, or our distributed community projects feel a connection with our vibrant textile community. We hope all who participate feel a connection to the collective spirit and embedded beauty woven throughout all of this year's PTM programming. Thank you for your support, we couldn’t do it without you!

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10.1

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Portland Textile Month Opening Reception

Join us for the kick off of the month long textile celebration at Textile Hive, Portland Textile Month. Meet the diverse t…

Monday, October 1 5:00pm-7:30pm

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10.2

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Exploring Soft Circuitry

This workshop will explore various techniques for incorporating illuminated electronics and circuits into your textiles an…

Tuesday, October 2 6:00pm-9:00pm

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10.3

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

In this seminar, we'll study beautiful examples of traditional Japanese textiles dyed with indigo, mud, lac, and sunflower…

Wednesday, October 3 5:30pm-7:30pm

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10.4

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

Cosmo, Embroidery by Mark Palmen Opening at Elizabeth Leach Gallery

This exhibition will be on view Through October 4 – 27, 2018, with a First Thursday reception on October 4 from 6 &#…

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

Elizabeth Leach Gallery


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10.5

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

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

For this upcoming show at Haunt, illustrator, and designer Lindsay Jordon Kretchun will be showing her quilt and illustrat…

Friday, October 5 6:00pm-8:00pm

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10.5

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Lecture/talk | Free

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

LeBrie Rich is a visual artist who works in a variety of media including collage, mosaic, and fiber. Her work emphasizes e…

Friday, October 5 6:00pm-8:00pm

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10.6

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Tour | Free

PNCA Printmaking & Silkscreening Studio Tour

Come and tour the Gilkey Center for Printmaking at PNCA which supports lithography, letterpress, book making, relief, mono…

Saturday, October 6 12:30pm-1:15pm

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10.6

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Black Walnut Dye Workshop with Emi Joyce

October is the month for black walnut dye! You will learn how to dye fabric using a seasonal Portland street plant with no…

Saturday, October 6 1:00pm-4:00pm

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10.6

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

Blackfish Gallery-Palmarin Merges Art Opening & Process Talk

Join Artist Palmarin Merges as she opens her new art show and discuses her process creating her new works. ‘Each cul…

Saturday, October 6 1:30pm-3:00pm

Blackfish Gallery

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10.10

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Sustainable practices: Cradle to Cradle Design Seminar

In this seminar, we’ll study how the practice of mending and patching of fabric in Japan evolved from torn and mende…

Wednesday, October 10 5:30pm-7:30pm

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10.11

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Lecture/talk | Free

Palmarin Merges Artist Talk: Exploring the Textile Hive

This talk will draw upon Palmarin Merges experience during her 3-month Textile Hive residency, where Palmrin accessed the …

Thursday, October 11 5:30pm-7:00pm

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10.12

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Retail event | Free

Bolt Neighborhood Fabric Boutique Anniversary Sale

Bolt encourages thoughtful and conscientious consumerism. We don’t want to just sell fabric. Instead, we want to support a…

Friday, October 12 10:00am-6:00pm

Bolt Fabric Boutique

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10.13

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Beginning To Dye with Tannin and Iron

This 7 hour workshop intensive will explore techniques developed by Rio Wrenn and inspired by the ancient craft of Kalama…

Saturday, October 13 10:00am-5:00pm

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10.13

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Tour | Free

Fiber Rhythm Studio Tour

Ever wondered how to work with knitting machines? Come visit the Fiber Rhythm Studio and see first hand how knit fabrics o…

Saturday, October 13 1:00pm-4:00pm

Fiber Rhythm Craft and Design


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10.13

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Class/workshop | Paid $

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 …

Saturday, October 13 3:00pm-5:00pm

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10.14

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Class/workshop | Free

Plarn Lab: A Citizen Design Event

Join Portland Textile Club for a day of creative tinkering & trash R&D. Sponsored by SCRAP PDX and PNCA Make+Think…

Sunday, October 14 11:00am-1:00pm


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10.14

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Art opening/exhibition | 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 s…

Sunday, October 14 3:00pm-5:00pm

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10.17

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Lecture/talk | Free

RENEWAL WORKSHOP TALK FROM LINEAR TO CIRCULAR: WHAT IT MEANS CIRCULAR APPAREL BUSINESS?

Please join the Renewal Workshop at the Portland Apparel Lab for a very important talk and break out session on the circul…

Wednesday, October 17 5:30pm-8:00pm

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10.17

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Lecture/talk | Free

PechaKucha at the Bison

This fun event is hosted by the MFA students in the AC+D program. MFA students from PNCA, OCAC, and AC+D will present Pech…

Wednesday, October 17 6:30pm-9:00pm

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10.19

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Open House | Free

R A W Textiles Open House and Designer Sale

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 c…

Friday, October 19 3:00pm-8:00pm

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10.19

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Tour | Free

PENSOLE + MLab Studio Tour

Come take a tour of MLab, Color + Material Resource and Design Studio at PENSOLE Design Come. Experience the entire produc…

Friday, October 19 5:00pm-6:15pm

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10.19

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Demonstration | Free

Kumihimo Demonstration

See in progress weaving projects on floor looms, view handwoven textiles woven with naturally dyed fibers and see live a d…

Friday, October 19 5:00pm-9:00pm

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10.20

10.21

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Katazome Indigo Resist with Tyler Peterson

Katazome is a centuries-old Japanese dyeing technique in which artists create a resist paste from a rice flour mixture and…

Saturday, October 20 Sunday, October 21

WildCraft Studio School


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10.20

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Retail event | Free

EL FUTURO ESTA HECHO A MANO | THE FUTURE IS HANDMADE

Vía Raíz invites you to come learn about Mexico’s emerging designers who are partnering with Mexican artisans to rin…

Saturday, October 20 2:00pm-4:00pm

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10.21

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Lecture/talk | Free

Framing Textiles Talk

This presentation benefits the general public, seasoned needle workers and historic textile aficionados as Beth Nichols sh…

Sunday, October 21 1:00pm-2:00pm

Village Frame and Gallery


Date of Event:

10.23

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Retail event | Free

Textile Product Design Mixer

MadeHere HOME invites you for an evening to share your textile passion with a group of local makers represented in our showroom.

Tuesday, October 23 6:00pm-9:00pm

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10.24

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Design Inspiration: Shibori and Japanese Fashion

This seminar, will explore folded, tied, stitched, bound, and clamped resist patterns on cloth that create a kaleidoscope …

Wednesday, October 24 5:30pm-7:30pm

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10.24

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Lecture/talk | Free

Annica Cuppetilli Lecture

Annica Cuppetelli is a fiber/installation artist and fashion designer based in Detroit, MI. Drawing on her past experience…

Wednesday, October 24 6:30pm-8:00pm

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10.25

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Retail event | Free

CONTEMPORARY THREADS MARKETPLACE OPENING PARTY

Produced by Stockpiler and hosted by Kat+Maouche, features a lineup of local and regional textile artists

Thursday, October 25 4:00pm-6:00pm

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10.25

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Lecture/talk | Free

HISTORY OF BERBER RUGS AS CULTURAL OBJECTS

Moroccan rugs from the Berber tribes are well-known as decor. But they are first and foremost utilitarian art, with a hist…

Thursday, October 25 5:00pm-7:00pm

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10.25

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Lecture/talk | Free

Debbie Quick Lecture

Debbie Quick is the interim Associate Director of the Art Foundation Program at Virginia Commonwealth University in its Sc…

Thursday, October 25 5:30pm-7:30pm

Oregon College of Arts and Craft


Date of Event:

10.26

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Retail event | Free

CONTEMPORARY THREADS MARKETPLACE DAY ONE

Produced by Stockpiler and hosted by Kat+Maouche, features a lineup of local and regional textile artists

Friday, October 26 4:00pm-6:00pm

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Date of Event:

10.26

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Lecture/talk | Free

Dreams of Anatolia- Emre Taskın Talk

An educational talk about Anatolian symbolism on textiles and rugs

Friday, October 26 5:00pm-6:00pm

Wild Shaman Kilim & Rug


Date of Event:

10.26

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Lecture/talk | Paid $

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 text…

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

Date of Event:

10.27

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Retail event | Free

CONTEMPORARY THREADS MARKETPLACE DAY TWO

Produced by Stockpiler and hosted by Kat+Maouche, features a lineup of local and regional textile artists

Saturday, October 27 11:00am-6:00pm

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Date of Event:

10.27

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Thread and Yarn Construction with a Turkish Spindle

The basis for most textiles is the yarn or thread with which they are made. It’s possible to build all kinds of qualities …

Saturday, October 27 12:00pm-5:00pm

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Date of Event:

10.27

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PATTERN PEOPLE // ABSTRACT BOTANICAL COLLAGE & PATTERN DESIGN WORKSHOP

Join us for an afternoon of creativity as we delve into the world of abstract botanical collage and pattern design. Learn …

Saturday, October 27 1:00pm-4:00pm

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Date of Event:

10.28

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Class/workshop | Paid $

The Art of Mending with Ellie Lum

Extend the life of your clothing, while creating functional art and building vital and utilitarian sewing skills. This wor…

Sunday, October 28 10:00am-4:00pm

WildCraft Studio School


Date of Event:

10.28

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Hat Design Workshop

Local designer and author of Hat Couture, Theressa Silver will teach this special workshop. Bottom up or top down? Fitted …

Sunday, October 28 12:30pm-3:30pm

Fiber Rhythm Craft and Design


Date of Event:

10.28

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Tour | Free

SW Textile Walking Tour

This SW textile walking tour will enhance your knowledge of fibers and fabrics as we visit independent merchants within 4 …

Sunday, October 28 1:00pm-3:00pm

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