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October is for Textile Exchange

Join us in promoting knowledge-sharing, cross-pollination, and cultural dialogue among the Portland textile community.

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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

611 SW Kingston Ave., Portland

Organized By

Portland Japanese Garden & Textile Hive

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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


805 N Killingsworth St, Portland

Organized By

Charlotte Flory

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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

wool& Showroom

2505 SE 11th Ave., Suite 312 Portland

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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


81 SE Yamhill St, Portland

Organized By

Cargo & Laundry Studio

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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


411 NW Park Ave , PORTLAND

Organized By

The Right Brain Initiative & RACC

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Lecture/talk | Free

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

Nest Showroom

2151 NW Front Ave., Portland

Organized By

Michael Reper

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Magical Humans Live! Podcast

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

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

Organized By

Vania Vananina

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