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Letter from TSA’s New President Roxane Shaughnessy

Posted on October 20, 2014
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Dear Members and Friends, Just over a month ago many of us were enjoying the shared excitement of joining together on the beautiful UCLA campus, and participating in the 14th biennial Symposium. With over 400 participants, the atmosphere of creative energy, collegiality, and enthusiasm was truly inspiring. The excellent program, Plenary Day, and the tours […]

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Textile Society of America Announces 2013 Winner of R.L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award

Posted on October 17, 2014
2013 Book Resplendent Dress

Berkeley, CA—Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe: a History in Layers, by Elizabeth Wayland Barber and Barbara Belle Sloan, editors, earned the 2013 R. L. Shep Ethnic Textile Book Award from the Textile Society of America, according to TSA Awards Co-Chair Jill D’Alessandro of the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco and TSA President Roxane Shaughnessy of […]

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Textiles Close Up – African Textiles by Harini Ramaswamy

Posted on September 10, 2014
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A Review of TSA’s program Textiles Close Up: Historic and Contemporary African Textiles that took place at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the home of Joanne Eicher in Minneapolis, MN on June 6, 2014 African textiles are known for their bright colors and intricate patterns which are often woven, printed, dyed or drawn onto […]

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Textiles Up Close- Islamic Textiles- April 25, 2014 by Heather Bell

Posted on September 9, 2014
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  We all had a wonderful day at the newly renovated Cleveland Museum of Art April 25th for the Textiles Up Close Islamic Textiles seminar. There were fourteen participants from as far as Santa Fe, Toronto and New York. We started off with an introduction to Islamic textiles given by Louise Mackie, Curator, Textiles and […]

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Sustainability Takes Center Stage at the Symposium

Posted on August 20, 2014
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New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future, The upcoming biennial Symposium in Los Angeles, explores change and innovation in textiles in the past while looking at the state of the field of textiles, textile study, production and creativity, today and for the future. Many of the week’s programs address issues of sustainability, including pre-conference workshops, […]

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