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October 11-October 25
Community Repair is a series of online & physically distanced conversations about cultural repair alongside mending clothing.
Youth, families, and those in need of a community engaged co-regulation / reflection-based stitching group focused on reuse & repair, please join us from 12-2pm on these dates: October 10/11, 17/18, 24/25 either in person or contact sisterjraecladera at gmail dot com for a facebook live link to participate on Saturday and Sunday in Portland Textile Month’s sponsored Community Repair project.
*ONLINE* If you would like to receive a sewing kit with supplies for repairing clothes or household textiles while participating in the Facebook live event from home, please contact us using the above email by Monday, October 5th with your name and address so we can mail you a sewing kit. This will include: buttons, needles, thread, yarn, and patching fabric for you to mend or repair your clothing or household textiles objects like blankets, pillows, etc.
*IN PERSON* If you would like to attend the physically distanced in person event at the Albina Green Park located on the corner of North Albina and Sumner in Portland, this will be the headquarters for our event, please join us with your mask. We will have snacks, tables, chairs, and a tent set up if necessary where we can work on individual mending or participate in a larger community project.
Majik will facilitate conversations focused on community repair and words gathered from this activity will help lead us and shape the collaborative public installation component of this project. Mending instruction will be provided if needed in both online and in person events.
This PTM 2020 Distributed Community Project has been been awarded a project stipend for community impact and excellence made possible in part by a grant from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.
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!
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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.
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