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We continually work to uphold the Portland State University motto: "Let Knowledge Serve the City". Each term we host a number of public lectures, workshops, and open studio events.


PSU Textile Arts Residency Program

The PSU Textile Arts Residency is an opportunity for alumni from the School of Art + Design to return to campus to develop a project that critically engages with textile processes.  The program supports artists, designers, and scholars engaging in interdisciplinary applications of clothing and textiles  - including fashion, costume, contemporary art, and social practice.

Materials & Equipment Donations

The cost of project materials can be a real barrier for many of our students.  We happily accept the items listed below to keep our course fees down and help fuel creative projects. Please send donation inquiries to Alison Heryer at


This includes thread, notions & embellishments.

Please pre-sort small items like buttons/beads into separate baggies or containers.



We accept yarn on cones or well maintained skeins & hanks

Please no yarn that needs to be untangled or has been exposed to moths.



Cut lengths must be at least 1 yard.

Please no small scraps, sample swatches, or fabrics that have been exposed to moths.


We are in need of industrial sewing equipment, knitting machines, & 8-harness floor or table looms


If you would like to help support this programming and opportunities for our students, please visit consider making a contribution to PSU Textile Arts Fund

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