Textile Hive

Welcome

Public Tours

Housed in the heart of downtown Portland, Textile Hive has public tours most Saturdays @ 1 p.m. Reservations can be made by clicking here

Private Tours

Private and educational tours can be arranged for groups, please click here and fill out the form to check availability and fees or contact caleb at textilehive.com.

Events

There are currently no upcoming events at the Hive but we do have ongoing tours. If you would like to collaborate on an event or lecture please contact Caleb at textilehive.com.

Events Archive

Brahma Tirta Sari Batik Process and Practice Talk April 21st 2022 6:00 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

Lecture by Brahma Tirta Sari about their contemporary batik studio practice

Celebrating Andrea February 15th 2022 4:30 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

Join, remember, and celebrate Andrea on her birthday.

Preserving and Documenting Textiles: Made Easy July 18th 2019 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

Personal family histories include not only photos and documents but also textile pieces, including quilts, rugs, lace, embroidery, clothing, flags. These pieces can carry incredible stories but also just the power that it was worn, collected, displayed or created by a member of the family from the past to the present. Similar to caring for old photographs and letters there are a few simple preservation steps to ensure that these pieces will last into the future as well. Linda Edquist is a retired Conservator from the Smithsonian Institution where she oversaw the preservation, treatment and display of thousands of artifacts at National Museum of American History and the National Postal Museum. Please join her for a conversation about how to best care for your textile archive. You are free to bring in a personal piece to share and I will try to offer some advice on a strategy for preserving it. Caleb Sayan is the co-founder of Textile Hive, Visual Archiving and Portland Textile Month. His deep appreciation for the history, intricacies, and tactile nature of textiles, combined with his deep passion for technology and its application for enhancing interactions with cultural material guides his work documenting and preserving textile collections.

Design and Documentation of Ikat : The weaving craft of Orissa May 25th 2019 2:00 PM Location: Textile Hive

 Join us in welcoming Namrata Amin for a special talk about her research on Ikats from her time at the National Institute of Design, India. Namrata will discuss her research, design and development work with weavers from Nuapatna, Orissa. This project helped create new markets for the local weaving community.  Hear Namrata discuss the lessons she learned, see her documentation and field photos, and handle some of her textiles from India as well as related textiles from the collection at Textile Hive.  Namrata Amin is a textile designer from India. She studied Clothing and Textile Science at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and got her Master’s degree in Textile Design at the National Institute of Design, India.

Lindsey Fout Last Chance Blanket Process Talk February 11th 2019 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive

Join Last Chance Textiles founder Lindsey Fout and Caleb Sayan of Textile Hive as they discuss the process of creating their blanket collaboration. See the original inspiration from the Textile Hive Collection and hear about what it took to go from a concept to finished product. Learn from their experience sourcing and manufacturing domestically on a micro small scale. Get some hands-on time with the blanket and QA time with Lindsey and Caleb. A limited number of blankets will be available for purchase directly at the event.

Batiks of Java- Lecture by Martha Banyas February 7th 2019 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive

This talk will focus on batik textiles from Java, Indonesia and my experience traveling there for over 20 years. I will take you on a trip through central Java, and up along the north coast to visit many of the very old batik-making centers throughout Java. In former times, the origins of various batiks could be determined by their very distinctive regional or even village motifs. Batiks range from everyday wear to high formal wear for important occasions and ceremonies. Batik motifs tell stories, carry forth traditions, and express personal values. Batiks can be very simple to extremely complex. I’ll show you images and tell stories of some of these fabled batik textile centers like Cirebon, Pekalongan, Lasem, and Tuban. I will also point out some the examples from the Textile Hive collection as well as bringing many samples from my own collection to look through. Touching and smelling batik, for me is as engaging as seeing pieces. Come join us for a look at a still vibrant textile tradition that is alive and well in contemporary Java.  About Martha Banyas I began serious studio work with enamels in the early 1970’s. I have taught college classes and workshops, and have exhibited widely both nationally and internationally to the present.  In 1985, I started Apa Ini, a folk art gallery in Portland, Oregon. For the next 20 years I traveled extensively in SE Asia and Turkey, and was a dealer in ethnographic and tribal arts/crafts. During that time my personal work evolved in many different directions from making masks and life-size puppets in Bali to continuing work in small scale sculpture and jewelry.  In 2005 I returned to full-time studio work in enamels and metals. Space is limited to 20 Biography: • Graduated BA, Miami University of Ohio 1966; MA in printmaking. Ohio University. 1968. • Moved to Portland Oregon 1970, and working in enamel as primary art medium since 1972. • Full time faculty Mt. Hood Community College, 1972—1985. Head of printmaking department. Taught metals and developed and taught enameling. • Lectured and taught enameling workshops all over the US and in Canada & Japan. • Numerous one-woman and group exhibitions, worldwide from 1972. • Traveled extensively in Asia and Eastern Europe since 1981. 1985—2005 owned Apa Ini, dealing in fine and unusual handmade, ethnographic objects from various countries. •  From 2005, full-time studio artist

Design Inspiration: Using Inspiration without Appropriation November 14th 2018 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive

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 Eventbrite or 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.

Design Inspiration: An Explosion of Color November 7th 2018 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive

In this seminar, we’ll explore how tied or stencil printed yarns create distinctive blurred patterns, called ikat or chine. We’ll look at traditional warp and weft ikats from Japan, then move on to wildly inventive polychrome Meisen stencil printed patterns influenced by French Art Deco.  Be inspired and learn how to develop your own color stories. Led by Annin Barrett, textile specialist, and Caleb Sayan, Textile Hive co-founder. Space is limited to 15 people for each class. Register on Eventbrite or 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. 

Design Inspiration: Shibori and Japanese Fashion October 24th 2018 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive

In this seminar, we’ll explore folded, tied, stitched, bound, and clamped resist patterns on cloth that create a kaleidoscope of color and pattern possibilities. See how 3D manipulations of fabric create unexpected 2D visual effects while we examine some exquisite examples of shibori housed at Textile Hive. Practice typical shibori folding patterns and experiment with simple paper samples akin to deconstructed origami. See how contemporary Japanese fashion designers from Issey Miyake to Junya Watanabe have explored this rich territory between two and three dimensions. Led by Annin Barrett, textile specialist, and Caleb Sayan, Textile Hive co-founder. Space is limited to 15 people for each class. Register on Eventbrite or 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. 

Sustainable Practices: Cradle to Cradle Design October 10th 2018 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive

In this seminar, we’ll study how the practice of mending and patching of fabric in Japan evolved from torn and mended clothing to couture status.  Using the simplest of means and with a deep appreciation for textiles, we’ll explore how stitches that originally served to patch worn fabric become decorative elements.  Examine and handle textiles from Japan and consider how deconstructed and repurposed textiles influence the work of upcycle designers today. Two boro futon covers from Niigata, Japan will be on display for hands on examination. Participants will also be given scarp fabric donated by Ace & Jig to take home and make/repurpose into new creations as a design challenge. Led by Annin Barrett, textile specialist, and Caleb Sayan, Textile Hive co-founder. Space is limited to 15 people for each class. Register on Eventbrite or 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. 

Sustainable Practices: Creating a Sense of Place with Local Natural Dyes October 3rd 2018 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive

In this seminar, we’ll study beautiful examples of traditional Japanese textiles dyed with indigo, mud, lac, and sunflower.  Learn the story of Oshima tsumugi kimono fabric, and see a range of colors made from different combinations of fibers, indigo, and enzymes on ikats, katazome, and shibori.  Some of these dyes come from specific regions in Japan that link local style with a meaningful sense of place.  A small book of swatches dyed with Portland area plants will be included for a record of our local color palette. Led by Annin Barrett, textile specialist, and Caleb Sayan, Textile Hive co-founder.  Space is limited to 15 people for each class.  Register on Eventbrite or if you want to sign up for 3 or more classes in the series, contact us directly and receive a discount.  We’ll also be joined by local textile artist Emi Joyce and will discuss her use of black walnuts for dyeing textiles and preview her upcoming black walnut dyeing workshop on October 6th.

Portland Textile Month Opening Reception October 1st 2018 5:00 PM Location: Textile Hive

Join us for the kick off of the month long textile celebration at Textile Hive, Portland Textile Month. Meet the diverse textile community in Portland, learn more about the upcoming events from the organizers and, pick up a Portland Textile Month schedule.

Portland Textile Month Information & Planning Session July 17th 2018 6:00 PM Location: Textile Hive

Please join us for an information and planning session for the first Portland Textile Month scheduled for October 2018. We need your help planning and strategizing for a great month of stimulating events, lectures, exhibitions, workshops and anything else you can dream up. Portland Textile Month is still being formed and it will be shaped by those who participate and let us know what they want.  So far the concept is: The goal of Portland Textile Month is to bring together the Portland textile community for a month-long series of learning, sharing, events/celebrations, and cross-pollination between enthusiasts, artists, businesses, and institutions. We hope to 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 NYC and Design Week Portland. http://www.textilemonth.nyc/ To link events of the design and fashion communities occurring in October with a month-long focus on textiles that builds on the efforts established during April’s Design Week. What is it?  A series of open houses and events self-hosted and open to anyone. Portland Textile Month may also include one central event/meetup where the textile community can gather together.  For this first year to keep things simple, self-organized and minimally produced. How will it be organized?  The central organization will be through a website that will list the events calendar. The website will be simple, functional and utilitarian.  Who can participate? Anyone. Events will be posted/hosted on Eventbrite and the Portland Textile Month website. Tickets to events can be free or paid as determined by the individual event organizers. Please join us we need your help and input to make Portland Textile Month a reality.

Progressive and Regressive Textile Design June 2nd 2018 12:00 PM Location: Textile Hive

How do textiles reflect the collective values of their times?  We’ll look at fabric examples from The Andrea Aranow Textile Collection that depict slavery, colonialism, war, racism, sexism and exoticism leading to a discussion about how textiles and fashion mirror society. What do the textiles and textile designs produced today say about what we value, and how will future generations regard them? This seminar seeks to foster an important conversation about the power of imagery in textile design and cultural representation. Textile Hive is excited to announce a new capsule seminar series (3 classes) beginning May 2018 for textile enthusiasts, students, and design professionals.  Join us for a lively exchange and hands-on experience  with some amazing fabrics from the Andrea Aranow Textile Collection.  Surrounded by over 40,000 fabric samples collected from around the world, these classes offer an inspiring space for textile lovers to learn from expert teachers, share their knowledge, and build networks within the textile and design community. Hear the stories embedded in these fabrics, learn how they were made, and understand their historical significance in a contemporary context. Led by Annin Barrett, textile specialist, and Caleb Sayan, Textile Hive co-founder.  Space is limited to 12 people for each class. Register on Eventbrite or if you want to sign up for all 3 classes in the series contact us directly and receive a discount.  studio@textilehive.com

Textile Inquisitors: B.Y.O.T. May 19th 2018 12:00 PM Location: Textile Hive

Have a treasured or mysterious fabric you’d like to know more about?  Bring a textile from your own collection to share with your fellow inquisitors for an insightful evaluation and discussion about where, when, how and even why it was made.  We’ll relate it to similar pieces from the Andrea Aranow Textile Collection and generate a conversation between the examples as we uncover their origins. Practice searching for clues in textiles and learn how to read what they mean. Gain a deeper appreciation for your favorite fabrics and discover more about their context while you sharpen your investigative textile skills. Textile Hive is excited to announce a new capsule seminar series (3 classes) beginning May 2018 for textile enthusiasts, students, and design professionals.  Join us for a lively exchange and hands-on experience  with some amazing fabrics from the Andrea Aranow Textile Collection.  Surrounded by over 40,000 fabric samples collected from around the world, these classes offer an inspiring space for textile lovers to learn from expert teachers, share their knowledge, and build networks within the textile and design community.  Hear the stories embedded in these fabrics, learn how they were made, and understand their historical significance in a contemporary context. Led by Annin Barrett, textile specialist, and Caleb Sayan, Textile Hive co-founder.  Space is limited to 12 people for each class. Register on Eventbrite or if you want to sign up for all 3 classes in the series contact us directly and receive a discount.  studio@textilehive.com

Extreme Textiles: Karamiori leno weaves of Japan May 5th 2018 12:00 PM Location: Textile Hive

Leno (karamiori in Japanese) fabrics depend on twist to create their lightweight, open mesh structures.  We’ll look at a variety of beautiful examples from the Andrea Aranow Textile Collection that show the design possibilities.  Learn how these variations of twisted structures can be used to create anything from produce bags to sneaker uppers to summer jackets as we look at sha, ro, and ra forms of karamiori.  Visualize the clever structure of leno through hands-on exercises and be inspired by elegant Japanese leno weaves from the past.     Textile Hive is excited to announce a new capsule seminar series (3 classes) beginning May 2018 for textile enthusiasts, students, and design professionals.  Join us for a lively exchange and hands-on experience with some amazing fabrics from the Andrea Aranow Textile Collection.  Surrounded by over 40,000 fabric samples collected from around the world, these classes offer an inspiring space for textile lovers to learn from expert teachers, share their knowledge, and build networks within the textile and design community.  Hear the stories embedded in these fabrics, learn how they were made, and understand their historical significance in a contemporary context. Led by Annin Barrett, textile specialist, and Caleb Sayan, Textile Hive co-founder.  Space is limited to 12 people for each class. If you want to sign up for all 3 classes in the series contact us directly and receive a discount.  studio@textilehive.com

Portland Textile Club & Textile Hive Folk Rituals Sketch session April 28th 2018 3:00 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

Join the Portland Textile Club at Textile Hive for a special sketch session. The theme for the sketch session will be folk rituals. We provide the inspiration and you should bring their own sketching materials and sketchbook. 

Design Week Portland- Textile Hive Open House April 18th 2018 4:00 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

Textile Hive is home to the 40,000 textiles from the Andrea Aranow Textile Design Collection. It is the largest fully digitized, independent textile collection in the world. Through its membership program, the visual database offers access to educational institutions, design professionals, and textile enthusiasts. During our open house, we’ll provide a collection overview and share our passion to preserve and enable greater access to the rich history, intricate techniques, and stunning visual beauty of the collection through immersive physical and digital experiences.

Portland Textile Club & Textile Hive Crazy Floral Sketch session April 14th 2018 3:00 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

Join the Portland Textile Club at Textile Hive for a special sketch session. The theme for the sketch session will be crazy florals. We provide the inspiration and you should bring their own sketching materials and sketchbook. There will be a second sketch session on 4/28 with the theme folk rituals.

Survey of Textiles Roundtable 2 April 10th 2018 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

We need your help and feedback! We’ve been planning some classes led by Annin and Caleb that will open up Textile Hive’s physical collection to new audiences. You’re invited to a roundtable (actually rectangular) focus group session because we value your perspective and think you’ll add to our conversation. Please join us at Textile Hive to help us workshop our class ideas, and for a lively textile discussion.  The focus group discussion will be about an hour long and include tea, wine and appetizers, as well as the joy of diving deeper into textiles. Beyond Boro and Shibori Non PC Textiles BYOT (Bring your own textiles)

Survey of Textiles Roundtable 1 April 7th 2018 12:00 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

We need your help and feedback! We’ve been planning some classes led by Annin and Caleb that will open up Textile Hive’s physical collection to new audiences. You’re invited to a roundtable (actually rectangular) focus group session because we value your perspective and think you’ll add to our conversation. Please join us at Textile Hive to help us workshop our class ideas, and for a lively textile discussion. The focus group discussion will be about an hour long and include tea, wine and appetizers, as well as the joy of diving deeper into textiles. Beyond Boro and Shibori Non PC Textiles BYOT (Bring your own textiles

Last Chance Textiles Pop Up at Textile Hive February 8th 2018 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

Join us for a special pop up event at Textile Hive as we host Last Chance Textiles Founder Lindsey Fout. This event will be a great opportunity to meet Lindsey and learn about her process using natural dyes, raw silk and ethical production practices like her recent collaboration with WomenWeave. Lindsey Fout is the Los Angeles based textile artist, designer, and teacher behind Last Chance Textiles.  A native West Virginian, her rural Appalachian upbringing informs the integrity and utilitarian aspects of the brand.  She designs and dyes in her Echo Park home, harnessing an experimental and physical process that can be seen in the individuality of every piece.

Magical Turkish Spindles Workshop with Ilisha Helfman December 10th 2017 1:00 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

This class examines multiple uses of one of the earliest thread and yarn making tools for making textiles, the Turkish Spindle. The class covers a survey of techniques and will provide individual help with any aspect of interest. Nothing is lovelier than watching beautifully patterned layers of spun fiber pile up on your spindle and watching them reveal themselves again in reverse order as you use your own handmade yarn. Learn to make consistent singles, to wind beautiful cops, to ply from your cops, to use them for easy skein winding and to wash and set twist. Plying in beads, silk flowers and sequins will be demonstrated as will ply on the fly (chain plying as you spin your singles). Support spindling and ergonometric hand positions will be discussed and demonstrated. Tips on working with color will be included too. Spinning energized singles, and their uses, will also be discussed and there will be lots of Turkish spindle spun skeins made from numerous fiber mixes to examine, all inspired by the shimmer and luminosity of stained glass. Students to bring: Turkish spindle, (some will be available to try out or purchase in class if needed). Fiber samples will be supplied. Ilisha Helfman has taught Turkish Spindling at the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat, Black Sheep Gathering, Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, and other fiber venues.

3D Textile Demonstration November 6th 2017 5:00 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

             3D Textile Design Demonstration Join us for an exclusive preview showcasing the amazing potential of combining historic textiles and powerful 3D technologies. The event will feature inspiration from Textile Hive’s world class textile collection, swatchbook, a new age & smarter way of interacting with your material library as well as Vizoo, a German based material 3D-scanner manufacturer.  We are holding this event because we are passionate about textiles and want to share the benefits of mixing the traditional world with the new virtual world. 

Through Andrea's Eyes: Textile Hive Tour October 25th 2017 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

Join us for this special event at Textile Hive. Come take a tour of Textile Hive and experience the collection through the eyes of the collector, Andrea Aranow. 

The Role of Micro Design in Textiles September 26th 2017 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

Join us at the Textile Hive for a month of Micro Design as we examine the role of the miniature in the larger picture of design. Examine swatches from the Textile Hive Collection with our digital microscope and learn about their construction, technique, and benefit. Better yet, bring your own fabric and use our tools to learn more about your piece.

Quilts of the Textile Hive Tour June 17th 2017 2:00 PM

Join us for a special tour of the Textile Hive Collection with an emphasis on the extraordinary quilts and quilting fabrics. June is quilting month at the Textile Hive, please check our website for details, our other events, and quilting related content on our website.

Dyer Consequences Talk with Mimi Loughney May 24th 2017 6:00 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

Join us at the Textile Hive for a talk with Mimi Loughney about her article “Dyer Consequences” and her experiences with natural dye. She will discuss the role of natural dye in her textile art and her new appreciation gained from trying the process first hand. Finally, she will highlight a few of her favorite naturally dyed textiles from Textile Hive’s Collection. Attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring their own samples and experiences with natural dye.  Space is limited.

Shibori Paper Dyeing Workshop May 16th 2017 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

Join us at the Textile Hive for a Shibori paper dyeing workshop; we will experiment with a variety of fold techniques and color that can later be used as inspiration to dye your very own papers and fabrics! This event is open to all skill levels and ages and is a great way to practice new or complicated shibori folding techniques.  Each participant will walk away with 5 dyed pieces of paper, each with their own unique design.  Space is limited.

Draw at the Hive: Lace April 13th 2017 6:00 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

Please join us for our monthly Draw at the Hive, this month’s event will explore some of the unique lace textiles found in the collection and the unique graphic qualities that lace provides. We’ll provide the inspiration and you bring the materials. Space limited, RSVP here

Illuscious Textile Hive Fashion Show February 9th 2017 7:00 PM Location: Ace Hotel New York

Ace Hotel New York is proud to present New York’s first public exhibition of Textile Hive, a physical, digital and contextual collection of over 40,000 antique and handmade textiles spanning fifty countries and 200 years of design history.  For its public debut Andrea invited a group of emerging artists to collaborate with Textile Hive. On Thursday February 9th, models will descend the hotel lobby’s much-loved staircase, making their way up the room’s center table to show off original designs inspired by Textile Hive oo yukata (informal kimono) hand painted on Japanese washi paper. The walk also marks the opening of a month-long gallery exhibition offering guests an in-depth look at Textile Hive. Video, fabric samples and original textile paintings will be displayed alongside contextual information about the collection will be presented on the innovative Electric Objects Display, EO2. Electric Objects makes art more accessible by bringing it into the home. The EO2 is a digital display designed to elevate art and our partnership with Electric Objects allows us to introduce an exciting digital element alongside the physical collection.

Illuscious Textile Hive Exhibition February 7th 2017 7:00 PM Location: Ace Hotel New York

This month-long gallery exhibition offering guests an in-depth look at Textile Hive and the Andrea Aranow Textile Design Collection of over 40,000 antique and handmade textiles spanning fifty countries and 200 years of design history. Video, fabric samples and original textile paintings will be displayed alongside contextual information about the collection presented on the innovative Electric Objects Display, EO2. Free and open to all!

Draw at the Hive: Animal Prints June 29th 2016 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

Please join us for our monthly Draw at the Hive, this months theme will be animal prints. We’ll provide the inspiration and you bring the materials. Limited space Learn more about the story behind the leopard print above here: http://textilehive.com/stories/the-leopard-skin-pants

Draw at the Hive May 4th 2016 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive

Please join us for a special evening with Andrea as we hold our inaugural Draw at the Hive. Andrea will set the stage with a story and particular examples from the textile collection. Draw at the Hive will be held May 4th 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. We provide the inspiration you bring the materials.

Digital Tactility: Building Integrated Collections December 8th 2015 5:30 PM Location: Textile Hive

As our lives become deeply interconnected with the digital world, what role will our collections, archives and physical stores have in the information age? How can these treasured collections and physical experiences not only remain relevant but flourish as new technologies and digital experiences rise to prominence? Caleb Sayan shares his concepts, strategies, observations and lessons learned from building an integrated digitized archive of over 40,000 textiles and launching Textile Hive.

Meet Andrea September 23rd 2015 4:00 PM Location: Textile Hive HQ

Come meet Andrea Aranow, the co-founder and collector of over 40,000 textiles found at Textile Hive. Hear about her unique career and perspectives on travel, textiles and fashion. http://textilehive.com/pages/biographies

Deceptive Textiles September 10th 2015 5:30 PM

Deceptive Textiles: Camouflage and the Velvetloom by Barbara Setsu Pickett. Presenting historical camouflage textiles from painted/printed patterns that mimicked the terrains in Northern Europe to today’s digital patterning and e-fabrics. Textiles that constantly change their appearance to match their surroundings, shifting from daylight to night, from season to season and becoming the super stealth fabrics of science fiction.