Portland’s inaugural Textile Month begins Monday, Oct. 1, and features a slew of free and ticketed textile-, pattern- and color-related talks and events around the city to explore. (Find all the goings-on and info here, or pick up a schedule and mingle with the textile community on Oct. 1 at the kickoff party at Textile Hive.)
Stockpiler, a pop-up gallery and community connector founded by interiors photographer and weaver Christopher Dibble and artist Mariel Pitti, presents one event during the design-focused month: Contemporary Threads, Oct. 25-27, hosted at downtown Portland rug shop Kat + Maouche. Expect textile demonstrations, an opening night party on Thursday, Oct. 25, and a marketplace of local and regional textile artists showcasing their handcrafted goods for sale, including macrame artist Emily Katz [http://emilykatz.com/], visual artist LeBrie Rich, designer Katherine Entis, visual artist Natalie Novak, artist Gloria Freshley, textile designer Tricia Langman, feltmaker and textile designer Patty Benson, and weaver Sarah Wertzberger.
For more information on Stockpiler, visit http://www.shopstockpiler.com/.