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Dear Textile Friends,
 
What a special festival PTM 2020 was. Thank you as always for your support and participation in the most challenging of times. We were overjoyed by the connections made and the creative resilience on display throughout the festival. The need for repair and reuse, of course, does not end now and we hope you will join us as we continue to explore the subject and create thoughtful programs and content throughout the coming months on our community platform, the TextileXchange. As we give gratitude for what we were able to share together, our attention turns toward the horizon and setting a course for 2021. 
 
We are excited to announce and explore the theme of New Traditions for PTM 2021.
 
In this moment of rapid transformation what do we preserve and build upon and what do we rethink and rebuild anew? How can we transform our textile practices, collections, materials, businesses, institutions, and educational systems to serve a more inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and connected purpose? What is the future we want to weave together and how do we build it together? Our continued goal for next year’s festival will be to engage, share ideas, histories, knowledge, experiences, and practices across myriad cultures, viewpoints, and generations. We are excited to explore this topic with you and see what New Traditions we can create together.
 
With gratitude and admiration,
 
The PTM Team.

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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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Class/workshop | Paid $

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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Class/workshop | Paid $

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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Date of Event:

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


Date of Event:

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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Class/workshop | Paid $

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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Date of Event:

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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Class/workshop | Paid $

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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