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National African American Quilt Convention, July 12 – 15, 2017

Posted on July 19, 2017

By Dawn Williams Boyd, a visual artist who changed her primary medium from acrylic paints on various mediums to fabric in 2001. She graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, MO (BFA studio) in 1974 and lives with her husband, artist Irvin Wheeler and two cats in Atlanta, GA. All images courtesy of the author. The […]

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Textiles Close Up: Woven Interiors—Late Antique Textiles in DC Collections

Posted on June 21, 2017

By Sarah Molina Sarah Molina was the TSA scholarship recipient for this program. She is a Graduate Intern in the Museum Profession at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., where she works in the Gallery’s education department. Previously, Sarah was an Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago. Friday, April […]

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Steps Towards Decolonizing Craft

Posted on April 23, 2017

By Aram Han Sifuentes, who uses a needle and thread as her tools to examine immigration, citizenship, race and craft. She has exhibited, performed, and demonstrated her work at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Whitney Museum of American Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Wing Luke Museum of Asian Pacific American Experience; Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum; Jane […]

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Shifting Landscapes and Mending

Posted on April 21, 2017

Exhibition review of two shows at form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM 87501 (This review will appear in the Spring/Summer issue of the TSA members newsletter, coming soon to TSA members, join now to be sure to get link to the full newsletter.) By Alice Zrebiec, a curatorial consultant based in Santa […]

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The 10th International Shibori Symposium

Posted on January 4, 2017

By Beatrijs Sterk, former publisher of Textile Forum Magazine and founder and secretary general of the European Textile Network (ETN) until May 2015. She currently writes for the Textile Forum Blog, where she published a longer version of this post with additional photographs. The symposium, “10iss,” in Oaxaca, Mexico November 16-20, 2016, attracted nearly 300 participants […]

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