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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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9.8

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Hands on exploration of Oregon grown linen and indigo

PTM Fundraiser: Hands on exploration of indigo & flax to linen on picturesque Sauvie Island.

Sunday, September 8 10:00am-2:00pm

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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


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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, an…

Wednesday, October 2 Sunday, October 27

Multnomah County Central Library


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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

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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


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10.3

10.31

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

“Better Than Nothing”

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

Thursday, October 3 Thursday, October 31

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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, a…

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

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10.4

10.31

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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.

Friday, October 4 Thursday, October 31

Oregon Historical Society


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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

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10.4

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Celebration of Linen

An interactive celebration of linen with a linen market and an exhibit detailing the journey of linen from field to finish…

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

The Cleaners (Ace Hotel PDX)


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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

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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

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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


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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


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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

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10.5

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Lecture/talk | Paid $

Noritaka Tatehana: Crafting the Art of Japan’s Future

Noritaka Tatehana, Artist Lecture

Saturday, October 5 5:00pm-7:00pm

Portland Japanese Garden


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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

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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

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Date of Event:

10.6

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Textile Printing

Learn how to print patterns on paper and textiles.

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

Multnomah County Central Library


Date of Event:

10.6

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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

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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 Greenwoo…

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

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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

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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

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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


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 creativ…

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

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10.9

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Textile Printing

Learn how to print patterns on paper and textiles.

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


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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

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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


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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


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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

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10.12

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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

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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

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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

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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

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10.12

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

29th International Sculpture Conference Opening

Featuring artwork by Krista Cibis Textile Hive Artist in Residence

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

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Date of Event:

10.13

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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. Th…

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

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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

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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

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

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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


Multi-Day Event:

10.16

10.31

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Retail event | Free

Portland Textile Month Fund Raiser & Chair Auction

Help fund Portland Textile Month and score this set of four mid-century chairs

Wednesday, October 16 Thursday, October 31

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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

Date of Event:

10.16

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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


Date of Event:

10.17

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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

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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

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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

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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


Date of Event:

10.19

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Dying Workshop with Locally Grown Indigo

Join Vibrant Valley Farm for a day of indigo and color storytelling!

Saturday, October 19 12:00pm-2:00pm

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…

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

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

Date of Event:

10.19

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Demonstration | Sold Out

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

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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 …

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

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Date of Event:

10.20

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Mending as Metaphor Presentation and Mending Circle

A presentation on mending and a mending workshop

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

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10.22

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Open House | Free

Open House at Damascus Fiber Arts

Visit a historic school setting that has taught fiber arts for over 50 years.

Tuesday, October 22 11:00am-2:00pm

Damascus Fiber Arts School


Date of Event:

10.24

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

Sepali Textile Installation

Join us for cocoon-silk exhibition and share in the artists creative energy!

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

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10.24

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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

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

Date of Event:

10.25

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Art opening/exhibition | Free

about us

A collaborative installation between THAT YEAR and Textile Hive.

Friday, October 25 5:00pm-9:00pm

Date of Event:

10.26

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Class/workshop | Paid $

Make a Belt Using Backstrap Weaving Technique

Join us for a workshop to make a belt using a South American style backstrap loom.

Saturday, October 26 9:00am-1:00pm

Indigo Dye and Weaving Studio


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


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

Date of Event:

10.26

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Retail event | Free

Textile Pop-up at Cargo

Shop 8 different textile pop-ups at Cargo

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

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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


Date of Event:

10.26

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Party | Free

Portland Textile Month 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

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 yo…

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

Made on 23rd Studio



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

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Multi-Day Event:

10.27

11.3

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Retail event | Free

Japan Portland Textile Month Exchange Pop-Up

A pop-up shop featuring Japanese textiles produced by the Textile Month sister cities of Kiryu and Tango.

Sunday, October 27 Sunday, November 3

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10.28

10.30

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Film | Paid $

Halve

a fashion art film

Monday, October 28 Wednesday, October 30

Northwest Marine Art Works

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Date of Event:

10.29

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Lecture/talk | Free

Magical Humans Live! Podcast

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

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

Portland Center Stage at The Armory

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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&…

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

Heritage School of Interior Design


Multi-Day Event:

11.7

12.28

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Exhibit | Free

Jinie Park: A Pair: Two of the Same

This exhibit will open with a reception on November 7th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery “A Pair: Tw…

Thursday, November 7 Saturday, December 28

Elizabeth Leach Gallery


Date of Event:

11.14

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Lecture/talk | Free

Fibrevolution: American Linen Revival

This program will take place twice on the same day at 10 a.m. to noon and 7 to 9 p.m. Fibrevolution is a producer of high …

Thursday, November 14 7:00pm-9:00pm

Multnomah Arts Center


Date of Event:

11.17

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Workshop | Paid $

Felted Slippers with Seattle Artist Flora Carlile-Kovacs

Make a custom size, fitting pair of slippers is a great opportunity to learn how to make a 3-D object starting with a 2-D …

Sunday, November 17 9:30am-4:30pm

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Date of Event:

11.23

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Workshop | Paid $

Felt a Gnome!

Gnomes! Though purportedly shy, you know them by their beards and pointy hats...

Saturday, November 23 10:00am-12:30pm

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