Member Publications

Elena Phipps.Inka Textile Traditions and Their Colonial Counterparts,” in Izumi Shimada ed. The Inka Empire: A Multidisciplinary Approach (The William and Bettye Nowlin Series in Art, History, and Culture of the Western Hemisphere). Austin: University of Texas Press. 2015

Elena Phipps. “Woven Documents: Color, Design and Cultural Origin of the Textiles in the Getty Murúa” T. Cummins, Emily Engel, Barbara Anderson and Juan Ossio, editors, Manuscript Cultures of Mexico and Peru: New Questions and Approaches, Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute Publications. Pp. 65-84. 2015

TSA Board Member, Dominique Cardon’s interview on her vision of the prospects for natural dyes in the textile industry by Corrie Pelc will be published in the July, 2015 Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals (AATCC) Journal of Research.

TSA Board member Rowland Ricketts and his wife and partner Chinami Ricketts are featured in the April/May 2015 issue of American Craft Magazine in the article “Dirt to Dye,” by Diane Daniel, about their efforts to carry forward indigo traditions.

Mariko Kusumoto is featured in the April/May 2015 issue of American Craft Magazine in the article “Objects of Wonder” by Joyce Lovelace. Mariko’s intricate fiber works were featured in TSA’s Juried Exhibition at the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA in 2014.


“Natural Translation”, an article in the April/May 2015 issue of American Craft Magazine by Joyce Lovelace, explores the complex and layered weavings of Whitney Artell. Artell’s work was featured in the TSA group exhibition “New Directions” at the Craft and Folk Art Museum fall 2014.

Sara von Tresckow wrote When A Single Harness Simply Isn’t Enough: Double Harness Techniques to Produce Complex Patterning, Fond du Lac: The Woolgatherers Ltd, LLC. 2014. This book combines many years of experience and reading regarding double harness weaving techniques – from half heddle/sword to complex drawlooms. The content encompasses the setup and operation of several different double harness looms as well as design considerations.

Jacqueline Field’s article “Mud Silk and the Chinese Laundress: From the South China Silk Industry to Mud Silk Suits in Maine” was published in Textile History. South China mud silk is a little recognized or collected regional textile. The article examines and discusses four rare, pristine, and provenanced ca.1920 mud silk suits discovered in Maine. It goes on to explore mud silk and its place in the overall south China silk industry of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Textile History, 45(2), 234-260, November 2014.