Regional Fiber Arts Events

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891 W. 1st St.

Halsey, OR

Offers a full schedule of classes upcoming, a variety of spinning, knitting, even how to make a drop spindle. On Fridays fiber people gather for a combination social/work/play time with a project to work on.

October 2019

The goal of Textile Month is to bring together the Portland textile community for a month long series of learning, sharing, events/celebrations, and cross pollination among enthusiasts, artists, businesses and institutions. We provide an open platform to engage and share ideas, history, knowledge, experiences, practices across cultures, viewpoints and generations. We draw our inspiration for Portland Textile Month from Textile Month in New York City and Design Week Portland.

What is it? 

A series of open houses and events self hosted and open to anyone. Self organized and minimally produced to keep things simple.

Visit the Portland Textile Month website (click here) for details regarding daily events and locations.

October 26-27, 2019

Pacific Northwest College of Art

511 NW Broadway, 1st floor

Portland, Oregon 97209

Day 1: Speakers Day
A forum to discuss the connections between textiles and culture: past, present, and future. Speakers include both heritage keepers and innovators, bringing together artists, costume designers, fashion editors, and all others who work with textiles for an exhibit, keynote speakers, panel discussions, and a Pecha Kucha competition.

Keynote speakers: Palestinian embroidery and culture
Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim, 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow
Wafa Ghnaim, author of Tatreez and Tea

Palestinian tatreez embroidery is a centuries-old artistic tradition, passed from mother to daughter over a cup of tea. Feryal and Wafa continue the embroidery tradition with workshops for the Palestinian diaspora community, lectures, and a book that illustrates the connections between Palestinian cross-stitch, storytelling, and culture. Their work embodies the theme of the symposium, bridging generations and cultures through textiles.

Day 2: Community Day + Makers Market
The public is invited to shop at a textiles Makers Market with dozens of vendors, watch traditional and new textile tools demonstrations, find information for textile organizations and the opportunity to connect with people who are passionate about textiles.

June 7 - 12, 2021

Willamette University

Salem, OR

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