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Interlace: A Community Weaving Project
October 16-October 31
With many pieces by many hands, Gather:Make:Shelter invites the public to join in creating a communal woven masterpiece.
For Portland Textile Month we are launching the Interlace Community Weaving Project as a collaboration between the Gather:Make:Shelter Academy, C(3)PO, and the greater Portland community.
You’re invited to join in! All skill levels welcome!
View details about how to participate through this link.
Submit your piece by October 31 and your artwork will be woven into a large community tapestry.
At the end of the month, everyone’s weavings will be joined together to form one large community tapestry, connecting the work and wishes of all participants to each other.
The public is invited to join in by weaving 5” squares. First time weavers and weaving masters, professional artists and “I’m not good at art” people, Oregon residents and friends from afar; everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate!
Click the link “Registration” button to find out how to participate.
Within three C(3)PO shelter-in-place villages, Gather:Make:Shelter has begun hosting weaving workshops to teach residents how to weave and provide a place to relax and come together. Residents of C(3)PO and members of the Gather:Make:Shelter Academy are weaving 10” squares and are compensated for their contributions to the project.
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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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.
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