Member Workshops and Lectures


Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. Oct 11, 2014

“Storytelling Through Thread”: The Los Angeles-based artist Karen Hampton uses the art of embroidery, coupled with found textiles, to recount her own complex family history and thus give voice to long- forgotten stories that tell about African-American experience.

Bowers Museum, Kershaw Auditorium, Santa Ana, CA. Dec. 6, 2014, 1:30-2:30 pm

“Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI”: Fashion historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell discusses her new book, Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette (Yale University Press), exploring the French fashion industry of the 18th century and its elite audience of royals, aristocrats, and celebrities. lecture-fashion-victims-dress-at-the-court-of-louis-xvi

The Department of Classics and Archaeology at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. Nov. 24, 2014

Workshop on textiles and textile industries in the Near East and Eastern Mediterranean (5th-1st mill. BC): Recent research will be presented by TSA members Caroline Sauvage, Mary Louise Nosch, and Elizabeth Barber, among other experts in the field. RSVP to

New York

Textile Study Group of New York, Dec. 17, 2014, 7:00pm Olivia Valentine, creator of architectural-scale textile-based installations will be giving a public talk.


9th International Shibori Symposium, Hangzhou, China, Nov. 3, 2014

Presentations by many TSA members including Virginia Davis.


Cochineal Red Rojo Mexicano: International Conference of Cochineal, Mexico City, Nov. 11-14, 2014

Keynote address by TSA Past President Elena Phipps; Presentation by TSA International Advisor to the Board, Dominique Cardon, “Unique Importance of Cochineal in the European Textile Industry: Case Study of the Production of Cloth in the South of France in the 18th Century.”

Symposium for Meso and South American Textiles, Museum for Textiles, Oaxaca, Mexico, Oct. 17, 2014

“Rebozos, the Emperor’s Cloak, Skirts” keynote address by Virginia Davis.


International Forum on Natural Dyes & WEFT Taiwan, Oct 15, 2014

Tsai Yushan presented “The Beauty of Taiwan’s Pingpu Tribe’s Classical Fabrics”. This is a summary of Yushan’s sabbatical research on the Pingpu Tribe in northern, central, and the northeast costal plains of Taiwan.