- This event has passed.
Cactus Silk Eames Chair
October 1-October 31
Cactus silk rug meets iconic designer Eames chair, upholstered in a process which supports women owned small businesses.
This installation is a collaboration with Modern Myth LLC (owned by McKenzie Duffy) who has provided the handwoven cactus silk rug used in the upholstery process of the Eames chair. This special material is sourced from and supports the native Berber women in Morocco. All aspects of this project supports women owned businesses from various cultural backgrounds while using only vintage and repurposed materials. The Eames chair is a vintage piece from the 70’s that required extensive restoration and upholstery due to water damage. The vintage Berber cactus silk rug has a unique texture and motif that is being reused on a designer piece of furniture that definitely stands out.
Portland Textile Month only happens one month out of the year and we have more events than we can list. So the TextileX-change has been created to serve as a year-round companion site. Both community platforms provide a space to share ideas, histories, knowledge, commerce, and practices across cultures and generations.
TextileXchange serves as a primary hub to foster this inspired exchange throughout the Portland textile community and beyond. We hope you’ll join us!
Find & List
- Community Events
Help Fund the Next Phase of Development of Portland Textile Month
In a little over two years, PTM has turned from an ambitious idea into an engaged community movement. This transformation highlights the power of our mission to foster collaboration cross-pollination, cultural dialogue, and exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.
We've organized 3 festivals with over 170 events representing the diversity of textile interests and practices. And we've galvanized makers, businesses, teachers, students, institutions, and organizations to gather around shared interests and knowledge-sharing.
PTM would not have been possible without the dedication of a core group of committed volunteers and the receptiveness of the textile community. We hope to continue building PTM and TextileXchange as sustainable resources that serve the textile community for years to come. And that's where you come in.
If you feel a connection to the PTM mission and what we can accomplish together, please consider directly supporting the next phase of our development. As a direct contributor, your funds will go toward directly towards operational expenses.
Make Your Contribution to PTM