In this seminar, we'll compare and handle rare, elegant and sustainable 100 year old Japanese silk rain cloths with chemically treated Burberry trenches and synthetic Gore-tex. Weigh the advantages and drawbacks of natural fibers versus recycled microfibers as we discuss the trade offs. Learn about new fiber technologies like transgenic spider silk in the ongoing quest for aesthetic, sustainable, and functional performance wear, and how textiles from the past are influencing new research.
Led by Annin Barrett, textile specialist, and Caleb Sayan, Textile Hive co-founder. Space is limited to 15 people for each class. Registeron Eventbrite or if you want to signup for 3 or more classes in the series,contact us directly and receive a discount.
In conjunction with Portland Textile Month, Textile Hive is excited to announce its 2018 Fall seminar series focused on Japanese Textiles for textile enthusiasts, students, and design professionals. The series will include two tracks of three classes each. Track one (October 3rd, 10th, 17th) will focus on historic Sustainable Practices found at Textile Hive and how they can influence future making choices. Track two (October 24th, November 7th & 14th) will focus on design practices and inspiration. Join us for a lively exchange and hands-on experiencewith someamazing fabrics from the 40,000 piece Andrea Aranow Textile Collection.