Design Inspiration: Using Inspiration without Appropriation

November 14, 2018 -- 5:30-7:30pm
Textile Hive (133 SW 2nd Ave)

How do Japanese designers adapt iconic textiles from other cultures and make them better? Japanese textiles such as selvage denim, Futonji, and Meisen all have Western origins or influences, but have been reinvented as fine Japanese textiles. Looking at selected pieces from our Collection, we’ll study how attention to fine detail and a respect for hand crafted skills can result in a new appreciation of traditional fabrics and inspiration for future designs.

Led by Annin Barrett, textile specialist, and Caleb Sayan, Textile Hive co-founder. Space is limited to 15 people for each class. Register on Eventbriteor if you want to sign up 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 experience with some amazing fabrics from the 40,000 piece Andrea Aranow Textile Collection.