We have reached our original limit of 15 participants! We are thrilled to see this level of enthusiasm. In order to gauge interest and assess how we can bring in as many people as possible, please sign up for the wait list at the bottom of this page.
Event Date: July 2, 2020
Time: 1 hour meeting to start at 9am PDT/ 11am CDT/ 12 noon EDT/ 4pm GMT/ 7pm EAT. Hosted on Zoom. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting following registration.
Registration for this event is free, but you may make an optional $10 donation to support future TSA programs. Limit 15 participants.
Announcing TSA Affinity Group Conversations. The purpose of this series is to provide a virtual space via Zoom for TSA members and interested textiles people to gather at a distance, to talk about the specific challenges in different sectors of the textiles field and share resources. This is an opportunity for TSA to help members of our field connect with each other while we wait to be able to gather in person, and to learn more about what resources we can provide moving forward. While we encourage participants to become members of TSA, membership is not required.
The Craft Economy affinity group is for those engaged in creating economic opportunities for handmade objects and their makers.
We are excited to host the first of many Affinity Group Conversations focused on the craft economy. We look forward to bringing together those involved both domestically and internationally as makers/artisans, businesses, and organizations who are engaged with the promotion and work of handmade objects from around the world. We hope this group will be a community where we can have conversations, exchange ideas, get to know one another, and generate support as we all navigate new directions in our practices and businesses.
For our first meeting, we will be getting to know one another, discussing areas that are important to us in our work, and sharing ideas on future discussion topics and how we envision creating a true affinity group. We look forward to meeting you and getting everyone in a room together!
Lesli Robertson, Textile Consultant, Educator, TSA Board Member
Mimi Robinson, Designer, Artisan Enterprise Consultant, Author