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At Work in Haiti

Posted on January 13, 2018

By Erica White, operations manager of Haiti Babi, in Cap Haitien, Haiti; all photos courtesy of Haiti Babi In December of 2010 I graduated from the University of Nebraska with a masters degree in textile and clothing design with a focus on sustainability. I traveled to Accra, Ghana after graduation where I worked for Kokrobitey Institute […]

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Textiles Close Up — From Ancient to Avant-Garde: Textiles in Montreal

Posted on December 9, 2017

By Talia Connelly, a textile student from Seattle, WA who is currently completing a BFA at Rhode Island School of Design. In her work, she explores topics related to cultural origins, gender equality, and environmentalism. Arriving to Musée des Beaux-Arts. Our group was comprised of curators, mill owners, fine artists, professors, and me, a RISD […]

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Camille Ann Brewer at the Textile Museum of America

Posted on October 1, 2017

By Wendy Weiss, TSA Communications Director and Newsletter Editor Camille Ann Brewer has been working energetically to develop programs, outreach, and a curatorial vision since arriving at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum on October 10, 2016. She inherited three exhibitions in her position as the first curator of contemporary art at […]

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Sacred Scraps: Quilt and Patchwork Traditions of Central Asia

Posted on October 1, 2017

by Pat Hickman and Gail Hovey; Pat is a studio artist in the Lower Hudson Valley, emeritus professor of Art, head of the Fiber program at the University of Hawai’i, and past president of the Textile Society of America. Gail is a writer who, among other things, goes on road trips and looks at textiles […]

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Cooper Hewitt Objects of the Day for Textiles Month

Posted on September 13, 2017

The Cooper Hewitt Museum has invited TSA Members to share their favorite textile pieces. One will be featured each day, through the month of September, as the Object of the Day on the Cooper Hewitt website as part of New York Textile Month. See what has been posted so far, including the sawtooth textile pattern […]

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