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Sustainable Practices: Creating a Sense of Place with Local Natural Dyes
October 3, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
In this seminar, we’ll study beautiful examples of traditional Japanese textiles dyed with indigo, mud, lac, and sunflower. Learn the story of Oshima tsumugi kimono fabric, and see a range of colors made from different combinations of fibers, indigo, and enzymes on ikats, katazome, and shibori.
This seminar will explore beautiful examples of traditional Japanese textiles dyed with indigo, mud, lac, and sunflower. Learn the story of Oshima tsumugi kimono fabric, and see a range of colors made from different combinations of fibers, indigo, and enzymes on ikats, katazome, and shibori. Some of these dyes come from specific regions in Japan that link local style with a meaningful sense of place. A small book of swatches dyed with Portland area plants will be included for a record of our local color palette. Led by Annin Barrett, textile specialist, and Caleb Sayan, Textile Hive co-founder. Space is limited to 15 people for each class. Register on Eventbrite or if you want to sign up for 3 or more classes in the series, contact us directly and receive a discount. Cost $30 Register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainable-practices-creating-a-sense-of-place-with-local-natural-dyes-tickets-48568270003 We’ll also be joined by local textile artist Emi Joyce and will discuss her use of black walnuts for dyeing textiles and preview her upcoming black walnut dyeing workshop on October 6th.
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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