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Open House at Damascus Fiber Arts
October 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Visit a historic school setting that has taught fiber arts for over 50 years.
The Damascus Fiber Arts School has been teaching fiber arts for over 50 years. The historic building in which the school is located has always been a school in some form since it was built in 1874. Owner Audrey Moore has been teaching at the school since the early 1970s and continues to teach new weavers today. DFAS primarily teaches Navajo-style and tapestry weaving, but also holds workshops on Ravenstail twining (a traditional Native technique of Pacific Northwest), spinning, and dyeing.
At a time when so many art schools are closing their doors, it is important to remember, recognize, and support the ones who continue to stand the test of time. Our school continues to flourish because of the love and dedication of our students. We invite you to visit us for an open house where you can see what we do each week, learn about our history, and ask us questions about our craft.
Located in Damascus, less than 20 miles southeast of downtown Portland.
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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