Study Tour

Velvets of Italy Tour 2013

Posted on November 21, 2013

The thing about experiences abroad looking back is it’s difficult to believe that they actually happened. It’s incredible to think that the tiny boot-shaped spot on your globe marked Italy is a real place you’ve really been and that it’s as fantastic as you had been told since before you could remember. That it’s out […]

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A Member’s Report from TSA’s Velvets in Italy Study Tour

Posted on November 21, 2013

This photo shows one area of Fondazione Arte Della Seta Lisio in Florence where 4 of us attended a 3-day workshop and got to weave on one of the velvet looms. Many weavers know of it as “Lisio”. It was a wonderful trip and we had access to so many working atliers that it was […]

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Textiles Close Up: Indonesia at the Yale University Art Gallery

Posted on June 11, 2013

“It is always women who weave in Southeast Asia.” Dr. Barnes explained that because women are associated with fertility, by extension so are their textiles. At weddings, the gift from the mother’s side will be textiles, and the man’s family will present metal objects or ivory. Similarly, textiles are also the first gifts for a […]

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A TRIP THROUGH THE LOW COUNTRY

Posted on April 17, 2013

Having just returned from my first TSA study tour, it is an experience I highly recommend.  The tour brought together a lovely mix of participants with diverse backgrounds but a unifying passion for textiles – and the intimate size of the group (nine total) allowed us to have many stimulating conversations (coupled of course with […]

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A New TSA Program: TEXTILES CLOSE UP

Posted on March 21, 2013

THE TEXTILE SOCIETY OF AMERICA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW PROGRAM: TEXTILES CLOSE UP Textiles Close Up  is an exciting new series of study-workshops that will provide  opportunities to examine first hand , textiles in leading museum and private collections , guided by  renowned experts.    Workshops will focus on the exploration of the […]

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