Loading Events
We are NOW accepting applications for the 2021 Distributed Community Projects, apply here. Applications close April 9th.
 
Dear Textile Friends,
 
What a special festival PTM 2020 was. Thank you as always for your support and participation in the most challenging of times. We were overjoyed by the connections made and the creative resilience on display throughout the festival. The need for repair and reuse, of course, does not end now and we hope you will join us as we continue to explore the subject and create thoughtful programs and content throughout the coming months on our community platform, the TextileXchange. As we give gratitude for what we were able to share together, our attention turns toward the horizon and setting a course for 2021. 
 
We are excited to announce and explore the theme of New Traditions for PTM 2021.
 
In this moment of rapid transformation what do we preserve and build upon and what do we rethink and rebuild anew? How can we transform our textile practices, collections, materials, businesses, institutions, and educational systems to serve a more inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and connected purpose? What is the future we want to weave together and how do we build it together? Our continued goal for next year’s festival will be to engage, share ideas, histories, knowledge, experiences, and practices across myriad cultures, viewpoints, and generations. We are excited to explore this topic with you and see what New Traditions we can create together.
 
With gratitude and admiration,
 
The PTM Team.

Textile eXchange

Notice: Utilizing the form controls will dynamically update the content

Date of Event:

10.5

Listing Image

Lecture/talk | Free

Symbolism and Significance: The Evolution of the Kimono

A conversation with revered Fashion Designer, Andrea Aranow of Textile Hive

Saturday, October 5 12:00pm-4:00pm

Portland Japanese Garden


Date of Event:

10.5

Listing Image

Lecture/talk | Paid $

Noritaka Tatehana: Crafting the Art of Japan’s Future

Noritaka Tatehana, Artist Lecture

Saturday, October 5 5:00pm-7:00pm

Portland Japanese Garden


Date of Event:

10.10

Listing Image

Lecture/talk | Free

HEATHER WINSLOW on the Theo Moorman Weaving Technique

Heather WInslow will share her expertise in the art of Theo Moorman weaving.

Thursday, October 10 7:00pm-9:00pm

Multnomah Arts Center


Date of Event:

10.12

Listing Image

Lecture/talk | Paid $

Living with Luxury Textiles

You’re invited to a private reception showcasing luxury textiles for your home.

Saturday, October 12 2:30pm-4:30pm

Organized By


Date of Event:

10.15

Listing Image

Lecture/talk | Free

SH/FT Artist Talk

Come hear from the winning designers of SH/FT present their work, talk about their inspiration and use of innovative material.

Tuesday, October 15 12:30pm-1:30pm

Date of Event:

10.16

Listing Image

Lecture/talk | Paid $

20 Years of Practicing Zero Waste: Artist Talk

Enjoy networking, lunch, and a dynamic, thought-provoking presentation of an artist's 20-year navigation of practicing zero waste.

Wednesday, October 16 11:30am-2:00pm

The Stafford Retirement Community


Date of Event:

10.16

Listing Image

Lecture/talk | Free

Preserving Textiles: Made Easy

The beauty of preservation and conservation is that if we do our job well, no one will notice we’ve been there.

Wednesday, October 16 6:00pm-8:00pm

Date of Event:

10.17

Sold Out
Listing Image

Lecture/talk | Sold Out

The Amazing History of Scalamandré Fabrics

Join Michael Reper at Nest Showroom as he shares the amazing history of Scalamandré fabrics.

Thursday, October 17 4:00pm-6:00pm

Organized By


Date of Event:

10.18

Listing Image

Lecture/talk | Paid $

The TUTA 100 anniversary

Join us as we revisit the TUTA a century later, revealing the promises of modern design and its consequences in the present.

Friday, October 18 4:00pm-7:00pm

Organized By


Date of Event:

10.20

Listing Image

Lecture/talk | Free

Artist Talk with Eli West, Lilia Hernandez Galusha and Vanessa Calvert

Join local artists Eli West, Vanessa Calvert and Lilia Hernandez Galusha as they speak about the influence and importance …

Sunday, October 20 1:00pm-2:00pm

Organized By


Date of Event:

10.24

Sold Out
Listing Image

Lecture/talk | Sold Out

From Small Batch to Big Time Panel

A panel discussion on the ins and outs of scaling a textile product line from handcrafted to manufactured.

Thursday, October 24 6:00pm-8:00pm

Multi-Day Event:

10.26

10.27

Listing Image

Lecture/talk | Free

Textile Connections Symposium

A free 2-day event that includes a Speakers Day and a Community Day.

Saturday, October 26 Sunday, October 27

Pacific Northwest College of Art


Date of Event:

10.29

Listing Image

Lecture/talk | Free

Magical Humans Live! Podcast

A live special-edition podcast recording for Portland Textile Month.

Tuesday, October 29 5:00pm-7:00pm

Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Organized By


Date of Event:

10.30

Listing Image

Lecture/talk | Free

2020 Interior Textile Forecast

Industry expert Michael Reper will present 2020 interior textile trends informed by his September 2019 trip to Maison&…

Wednesday, October 30 3:00pm-6:00pm

Heritage School of Interior Design


Date of Event:

11.14

Listing Image

Lecture/talk | Free

Fibrevolution: American Linen Revival

This program will take place twice on the same day at 10 a.m. to noon and 7 to 9 p.m. Fibrevolution is a producer of high …

Thursday, November 14 7:00pm-9:00pm

Multnomah Arts Center


Register for Updates

Receive exclusive updates and be the first to know when registrations open.

Thank you for registering. Keep an eye on your inbox for updates.

X