Portland’s First Textile Month Happens This October

Portland’s First Textile Month Happens This October Blog  Portland Textile Month

PORTLAND, Ore. — Get ready, Portland, for an entire month of textile events created by artists, designers, schools, businesses and organizations exploring color, patterns and textures. October 2018 will be full of things to do in the fashion and interior design communities, including:

  • Sustainable Fashion Forum panel discussion at Kat + Maouche
  • Studio tours at Adam Arnold and Pensole’s MLab
  • Textile art openings at Blackfish and Wolff Galleries
  • Classes at WildCraft Studio School and Textile Hive


Free and ticketed events will be hosted in multiple venues throughout Portland. This celebration of textiles kicks off with an opening party on Monday, October 1 at Textile Hive. The public is invited to meet with event hosts and get a preview of the month’s activities.

The website, www.portlandtextilemonth.com, shows a broad range of events such as artist lectures, seminars, workshops, gallery openings, and community-craft projects, among many others. The intention is to bring various elements of Portland’s textile community together all during October for a festival of knowledge, experience and practice across cultures, viewpoints and generations.

Caleb Sayan, co-founder of Textile Hive, says “Portland has a rich textile and fibers history. There are so many vibrant textile communities and pockets of activity. We hope to bring these communities together for a month-long celebration of creative expression through textile-centered events.”

Browse, filter and register for events on www.portlandtextilemonth.com. Registration for events is now open.

Participating event hosts include, Sustainable Fashion Forum, Textile Hive, MLab at Pensole Academy, OCAC, PNCA Make+Think+Code, WildCraft Studio School, Adam Arnold, Portland Apparel Lab, The Renewal Workshop, Blackfish Gallery, Wolff Gallery, Nationale Gallery, Stockpiler, Kat + Maouche, SCRAP PDX, MadeHere PDX, T Project, and many more.


Andrea Aranow Textile CollectionAnnin Barrett and her students learn about beautiful fabrics in the “Andrea Aranow Textile Collection” at Textile Hive. Photo Credit: Caleb Sayan


Fiber artist LeBrie RichFiber artist LeBrie Rich working in her studio. Her show “Grocery” is at Wolff Gallery Sept. 5-Oct. 28. Photo Credit: Shannon O’Connor


Latif and Katen-Kat Maouche
Latif and Katen, co-owners of Kat+Maouche, will be hosting a talk on Berber rugs at their store on Oct. 25. Photo Credit: Aaron Marineau


To access more photos click on the below collections:
Education and Community
Artists’ Works and Shows
Textile Professionals and Businesses


About Portland Textile Month
The goal of the first 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, knowledge, experiences and practices across cultures, viewpoints and generations.


Cover image submitted; Banner image: A piece by artist Palmarin Merges. Her show at Blackfish Gallery opens Oct. 4. Photo Credit: Dan Kvitka.