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Felt, a Panel
October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
A panel discussion between felter Xander Griffith, Pat Sparks, and international felter, Ariane Mariane.
Portland Textile Month is invested in highlighting as many aspects of textiles and fiber arts as possible. This year we have noticed a large number of submissions relating to the technique of felting and the material felt. In response to this, we are coordinating a panel discussion between three felters: Xander Griffith, Pat Spark a representative from the PNW Felters Guild, and international felter, Ariane Mariane. They will discuss felting, fibers, and its role with the festival’s theme of reuse and repair. This event will be moderated by local interdisciplinary artist and felter Eli West along with textile artist and crafts based organizer Hannah Crawford.
A link to register for this panel will be made available by October 1st.
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.
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.
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