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Sustainable practices: Cradle to Cradle Design Seminar
October 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
In this seminar, we’ll study how the practice of mending and patching of fabric in Japan evolved from torn and mended clothing to couture status. Using the simplest of means and with a deep appreciation for textiles, we’ll explore how stitches that originally served to patch worn fabric become decorative elements. Examine and handle textiles from Japan and consider how deconstructed and repurposed textiles influence the work of upcycle designers today. Two boro futon covers from Niigata, Japan will be…
In this seminar, we’ll study how the practice of mending and patching of fabric in Japan evolved from torn and mended clothing to couture status. Using the simplest of means and with a deep appreciation for textiles, we’ll explore how stitches that originally served to patch worn fabric become decorative elements. Examine and handle textiles from Japan and consider how deconstructed and repurposed textiles influence the work of upcycle designers today. Two boro futon covers from Niigata, Japan will be on display for hands on examination. Participants will also be given scrap fabric donated by Ace & Jig to take home and make/repurpose into new creations as a design challenge. Led by Annin Barrett, textile specialist, and Caleb Sayan, Textile Hive co-Founder Space is limited to 15 people for each class. Cost 30$ Unfortunately, this class has sold out. We have created a waiting list and apologize for the inconvenience. There are other events during Portland Textile Month that focus on sustainability and we hope you find other events to attend during the month. Register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainable-practices-cradle-to-cradle-design-tickets-48569910911 In conjunction with Portland Textile Month, Textile Hive is excited to announce its 2018 Fall seminar series focused on Japanese Textiles for textile enthusiasts, students, and design professionals. The series will include two tracks of three classes each. Track one (October 3rd, 10th, 17th) will focus on historic Sustainable Practices found at Textile Hive and how they can influence future making choices. Track two (October 24th, November 7th & 14th) will focus on design practices and inspiration. Join us for a lively exchange and hands-on experience with some amazing fabrics from the 40,000 piece Andrea Aranow Textile Collection.
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.
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