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Welcome to the third annual Portland Textile Month! We are honored to have you join us as we explore our 2020 theme of Repair & Reuse. Given all the challenges 2020 has brought, our programming emphasizes the collective mending of our social fabric, community-making projects, and highlighting the work of marginalized and or underrepresented community leaders and artists. In a moment where many people are isolated, we hope all those who interact with PTM art exhibits, virtual programming, or our distributed community projects feel a connection with our vibrant textile community. We hope all who participate feel a connection to the collective spirit and embedded beauty woven throughout all of this year's PTM programming. Thank you for your support, we couldn’t do it without you!

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9.24

10.18

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Exhibit | Free

Re: assembly

Group show featuring work which adopts materials intended for other functions.

Thursday, September 24 Sunday, October 18

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9.24

10.25

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Exhibit | Free

Árbol de la Vida

“Árbol de la Vida” will be on display at Guardino Gallery in the 14th annual Day of the Dead Group Show

Thursday, September 24 Sunday, October 25

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10.1

10.11

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Exhibit | Free

Stitching Portland’s Black History: the Story of a Quilt and the Incredible Women who Created it

An exhibit of the Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt and the pioneering African-American women who cr…

Thursday, October 1 Sunday, October 11

Oregon Historical Society


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10.3

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Virtual Panel | Free

Felt, a Panel

A panel discussion between felter Xander Griffith, Pat Sparks, and international felter, Ariane Mariane.

Saturday, October 3 10:00am-11:00pm

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10.4

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Virtual Workshop | Paid $

Tiny Pricks Project Workshop

Workshop and call to action to participate in the largest textile protest project addressing this presidency.

Sunday, October 4 10:00am-11:00pm

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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

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10.8

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Virtual Workshop | Free

Embrace the Waste

In this virtual hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to make a loom from upcycled packaging items and weave with pl…

Thursday, October 8 5:00pm-7:00pm

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Date of Event:

10.10

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Virtual Workshop | Paid $

Upcycle Your Ripped Pants

Let's learn how to repurpose our worn textiles and turn jeans into skirts.

Saturday, October 10 10:00am-12:00pm

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10.11

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Virtual Workshop | Free

Art and Activism

Social Justice Sewing Academy activist workshops work with individuals in the community to engage in activism through textile art.

Sunday, October 11 11:30am-12:30pm

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10.11

10.25

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Community Distributed Project | Free

Community Repair

Community Repair is a series of online & physically distanced conversations about cultural repair alongside mending clothing.

Sunday, October 11 Sunday, October 25


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10.12

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Virtual Panel | Free

The Future of Sustainability in Fashion Textiles

The fashion industry produces vast amounts of waste. This panel offers industry expert perspectives on more sustainable practices.

Monday, October 12 5:00pm-6:00pm

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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

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10.14

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Virtual Panel | Free

GLEAN Panel

A panel discussion with four previous GLEAN artist participants centered around reuse and repair.

Wednesday, October 14 5:00pm-6:00pm

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10.15

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Virtual Panel | Free

Stitching History: The Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt

A panel discussion on the significance of the Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt and 15 women who made it.

Thursday, October 15 12:00pm-1:00pm

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10.15

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Virtual Panel | Free

Textile Reuse Panel

Join the AC+D program for a panel discussion centered around fiber, reuse and sustainability.

Thursday, October 15 6:00pm-7:00pm


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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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10.18

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Virtual Workshop | Paid $

Personal Iconography through Applique & Stitch

See how archetypal images and symbols add meaning to textile art; create your own symbolic silhouette with fabric scraps a…

Sunday, October 18 10:00am-1:00pm

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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

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10.20

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Virtual Workshop | Free

Experimental Dyeing and Mark Making

Repurpose accessible tools and materials to experiment with mark making, dyeing, and creating bold and fun canvas cloths.

Tuesday, October 20 6:00pm-8:00pm

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10.22

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Virtual Panel | Free

Stitching Justice: Social Justice + Textiles

A social justice+textiles panel discussion with the founders of 25Million Stitches, the Social Justice Sewing Academy, and…

Thursday, October 22 5:00pm-6:00pm

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Date of Event:

10.22

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Virtual Workshop | Free

Virtual Sewing Circle with Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger

Join Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger for a virtual sewing circle in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum.

Thursday, October 22 6:00pm-7:00pm

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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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10.24

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Virtual Workshop | Paid $

Meditative Abstract Embroidery

A meditative abstract embroidery workshop that reduces stress through crafting.

Saturday, October 24 2:00pm-3:00pm

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