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For the 2021 TextileX Month New Traditions Festival.

After two and a half short years and three successful iterations of Portland Textile Month with you all, this October we are reaching further to broaden participation, diversify perspectives, and increase our reach to include other cities and textile communities throughout the world.

As we think about New Traditions, we’re considering the questions that shape this contemporary moment and its broad implications. 
 
In this moment of rapid transformation what traditions 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 and how do we build it together? 
 
Our continued goal for next year’s festival is 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,

Textile eXchange

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Date of Event:

10.5

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Artist Talk with Steven Frost

Join Steven Frost for a talk on identity, weaving, reuse, and repair.

Monday, October 5 5:00pm-6:00pm

Date of Event:

10.13

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Virtual Lecture | Free

The Collective Mending Sessions & the SDA

Learn about The Collective Mending Sessions, founding artist Catherine Reinhart, and the Surface Design Association.

Tuesday, October 13 5:00pm-6:00pm

Date of Event:

10.17

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Bindle to Bohcha: Carrying Cloths Around the World

Discover the history and range of wrapping cloths, textiles used for centuries for the storage and transportation of goods.

Saturday, October 17 2:00pm-3:30pm

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Date of Event:

10.19

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Virtual Lecture | Free

The Reuse and Adaptation of Textile Designs in Japan

Fashion designer and textile collector Andrea Aranow will discuss the reuse and adaptation of Japanese textiles.

Monday, October 19 12:00pm-1:00pm

Date of Event:

10.23

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Virtual Lecture | Free

Repair & Reuse Techniques of Felting: Visible Mending

Q & A on Felting for sculptural/firm objects.

Friday, October 23 10:00am-11:00am

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