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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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10.18

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Re: assembly

Group show featuring work which adopts materials intended for other functions.

Thursday, September 24 Sunday, October 18

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9.24

10.25

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Árbol de la Vida

“Árbol de la Vida” will be on display at Guardino Gallery in the 14th annual Day of the Dead Group Show

Thursday, September 24 Sunday, October 25

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10.1

10.30

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What Does It Mean To Be An American?

Quilt installation documenting the responses by over 500 Oregonians to the question “What does it mean to be an American?”.

Thursday, October 1 Friday, October 30

Blackfish Gallery

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10.1

10.31

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Immigrants are a Golden Thread woven through the American Fabric

The world-fabric flag component of the installation “Mending the Social Fabric,” honors immigrants, full exhibit opens fall 2021.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

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10.1

10.31

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Exhibit Virtual | Free

Worn Memoirs

WORN MEMOIRS is a virtual platform for collective story-telling and community-building, through the lens of worn textiles.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

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10.1

10.31

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Community Distributed Project | Free

Ghost Net Landscape: Sea Stories

Create puppets from reclaimed fishing gear to tell a Sea Story of transformation in this collaborative physical + digital exhibit.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

Crema Coffee +Bakery


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10.1

10.11

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Stitching Portland’s Black History: the Story of a Quilt and the Incredible Women who Created it

An exhibit of the Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt and the pioneering African-American women who cr…

Thursday, October 1 Sunday, October 11

Oregon Historical Society


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10.1

10.31

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The Frequency of Love

Installation of furniture made from upcycled denim, taking inspiration from the frequency of love.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

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10.1

10.31

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Cotton + Wool

A t-shirt is transformed into a warm layer by integrating wool through hand felting.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

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10.1

10.31

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Cactus Silk Eames Chair

Cactus silk rug meets iconic designer Eames chair, upholstered in a process which supports women owned small businesses.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

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10.1

10.31

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ReClaim It! Repair It! Reuse It!

ReClaim It celebrates textile month through creative reuse and repair.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

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10.1

10.31

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Millinery Macabre

A timely display of classic originals by Dayna Pinkham.

Thursday, October 1 Saturday, October 31

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10.3

10.31

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Visions of a Felt Filled World

Felt reimagined.

Saturday, October 3 Saturday, October 31

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10.3

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Virtual Panel | Free

Felt, a Panel

A panel discussion between felter Xander Griffith, Pat Sparks, and international felter, Ariane Mariane.

Saturday, October 3 10:00am-11:00pm

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10.3

10.31

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Soft Still Life

Collection of hand-quilted and painted textiles by Lindsay Jordan Kretchun.

Saturday, October 3 Saturday, October 31

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10.4

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Virtual Workshop | Paid $

Tiny Pricks Project Workshop

Workshop and call to action to participate in the largest textile protest project addressing this presidency.

Sunday, October 4 10:00am-11:00pm

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10.4

11.1

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GLEAN 2020 Exhibition

new works by May Maylisa Cat, Curtis Reid Henderson, Christina Kemp, Cristina Niculescu and Lynn Yarne.

Sunday, October 4 Sunday, November 1

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10.5

10.30

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Malleable Pursuits of Protection

Sarah Nance’s shrouds for landscapes and Shelley Socolofsky’s installation of repurposed materials for reimagined social n…

Monday, October 5 Friday, October 30

Portland State University


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10.5

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Artist Talk with Steven Frost

Join Steven Frost for a talk on identity, weaving, reuse, and repair.

Monday, October 5 5:00pm-6:00pm

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10.6

10.31

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Multicultural Wearable art: representation matters

Textile Fashion Installation by: Tiffany Kirkpatrick of Parker Simonne Designs. Inc.

Tuesday, October 6 Saturday, October 31


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10.8

10.21

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Future Cosmos Flow Film Costume Exhibition

Select costumes from Future Cosmos Flows film on exhibit in the window of Odessa Boutique

Thursday, October 8 Wednesday, October 21

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10.8

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Virtual Workshop | Free

Embrace the Waste

In this virtual hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to make a loom from upcycled packaging items and weave with pl…

Thursday, October 8 5:00pm-7:00pm

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10.10

10.31

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Sharing the Shuttle

An communal weaving installation by Cynthia Star

Saturday, October 10 Saturday, October 31

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10.10

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Virtual Workshop | Paid $

Upcycle Your Ripped Pants

Let's learn how to repurpose our worn textiles and turn jeans into skirts.

Saturday, October 10 10:00am-12:00pm

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10.10

11.1

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feelin’ myself

“Feelin’ Myself” explores the idea of softness as texture/way of being/body.

Saturday, October 10 Sunday, November 1

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10.10

11.1

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Reflections

A collaborative installation created to reflect waste in the textile industry.

Saturday, October 10 Sunday, November 1

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10.10

10.31

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ace&jig Community Quilt

A community collaboration, enacted by sending out leftover scraps of ace&jig custom textiles.

Saturday, October 10 Saturday, October 31

Bolt Fabric Boutique

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10.10

11.7

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Tactile Objects for a Non-Tactile Time

View Artists Vanessa Calvert and Chelsea Moss.

Saturday, October 10 Saturday, November 7

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10.11

10.31

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Community Distributed Project | Free

Sky Exchange

Distributed community project declaring an ode to the perspective of another.

Sunday, October 11 Saturday, October 31

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10.11

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Virtual Workshop | Free

Art and Activism

Social Justice Sewing Academy activist workshops work with individuals in the community to engage in activism through textile art.

Sunday, October 11 11:30am-12:30pm


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10.11

10.25

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Community Distributed Project | Free

Community Repair

Community Repair is a series of online & physically distanced conversations about cultural repair alongside mending clothing.

Sunday, October 11 Sunday, October 25

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10.12

10.31

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Tiny Pricks Project Show

Tiny Pricks Project is a collection of individual textile pieces stitched with political quotes, installed onto fabric panels.

Monday, October 12 Saturday, October 31

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10.12

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Virtual Panel | Free

The Future of Sustainability in Fashion Textiles

The fashion industry produces vast amounts of waste. This panel offers industry expert perspectives on more sustainable practices.

Monday, October 12 5:00pm-6:00pm

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10.13

10.31

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Be Held

Installation composed of altars and vessels to support healing.

Tuesday, October 13 Saturday, October 31

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10.13

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Virtual Lecture | Free

The Collective Mending Sessions & the SDA

Learn about The Collective Mending Sessions, founding artist Catherine Reinhart, and the Surface Design Association.

Tuesday, October 13 5:00pm-6:00pm

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10.14

10.31

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Unfolding

Group textile art exhibition of interactive and socially conscious work.

Wednesday, October 14 Saturday, October 31

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10.14

10.31

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Knit Denim

Installation featuring Victoria Wanjuhi’s “Knit Denim”.

Wednesday, October 14 Saturday, October 31

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10.14

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Virtual Panel | Free

GLEAN Panel

A panel discussion with four previous GLEAN artist participants centered around reuse and repair.

Wednesday, October 14 5:00pm-6:00pm

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10.15

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Virtual Panel | Free

Stitching History: The Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt

A panel discussion on the significance of the Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt and 15 women who made it.

Thursday, October 15 12:00pm-1:00pm

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10.15

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Virtual Panel | Free

Textile Reuse Panel

Join the AC+D program for a panel discussion centered around fiber, reuse and sustainability.

Thursday, October 15 6:00pm-7:00pm


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10.16

10.31

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Community Distributed Project | Free

Interlace: A Community Weaving Project

With many pieces by many hands, Gather:Make:Shelter invites the public to join in creating a communal woven masterpiece.

Friday, October 16 Saturday, October 31

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10.17

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Bindle to Bohcha: Carrying Cloths Around the World

Discover the history and range of wrapping cloths, textiles used for centuries for the storage and transportation of goods.

Saturday, October 17 2:00pm-3:30pm

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10.18

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Virtual Workshop | Paid $

Personal Iconography through Applique & Stitch

See how archetypal images and symbols add meaning to textile art; create your own symbolic silhouette with fabric scraps a…

Sunday, October 18 10:00am-1:00pm

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10.18

11.1

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Exhibit Virtual | Free

Stitching Portland’s Black History: Virtual Exhibit

The story of a quilt and the incredible women who created it.

Sunday, October 18 Sunday, November 1

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10.19

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Virtual Lecture | Free

The Reuse and Adaptation of Textile Designs in Japan

Fashion designer and textile collector Andrea Aranow will discuss the reuse and adaptation of Japanese textiles.

Monday, October 19 12:00pm-1:00pm

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10.20

11.15

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Banners on Cultivating Resilience Group Show

Banners reflecting cultivating resilience and joy made by children at the Living School of Art.

Tuesday, October 20 Sunday, November 15

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10.20

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Virtual Workshop | Free

Experimental Dyeing and Mark Making

Repurpose accessible tools and materials to experiment with mark making, dyeing, and creating bold and fun canvas cloths.

Tuesday, October 20 6:00pm-8:00pm

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10.22

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Virtual Panel | Free

Stitching Justice: Social Justice + Textiles

A social justice+textiles panel discussion with the founders of 25Million Stitches, the Social Justice Sewing Academy, and…

Thursday, October 22 5:00pm-6:00pm

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10.22

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Virtual Workshop | Free

Virtual Sewing Circle with Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger

Join Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger for a virtual sewing circle in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum.

Thursday, October 22 6:00pm-7:00pm

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10.23

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Repair & Reuse Techniques of Felting: Visible Mending

Q & A on Felting for sculptural/firm objects.

Friday, October 23 10:00am-11:00am


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10.24

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Virtual Workshop | Paid $

Meditative Abstract Embroidery

A meditative abstract embroidery workshop that reduces stress through crafting.

Saturday, October 24 2:00pm-3:00pm

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10.29

11.15

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Exhibit | Free

Community Collaboration

A showcase of Distributed Community Projects from PTM2020

Thursday, October 29 Sunday, November 15

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10.30

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Screening | Free

Diné Weavers: Past, Present and Future

A short format documentary featuring a conversation between contemporary Diné weavers.

Friday, October 30 5:00pm-7:00pm

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11.12

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Virtual Panel | Free

Community Collaboration a Panel Discussion

A panel discussion featuring the four distributed community projects of PTM 2020.

Thursday, November 12 6:00pm-7:30pm

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