Textiles Close Up is a series of study-workshops that provides opportunities to examine textiles in leading museum and private collections, guided by renowned experts. Workshops focus on the exploration of the materials, techniques, styles, culture and history of selected textile traditions, which vary for each event. The format offers first-hand, close-up viewing of textiles in the storerooms, laboratories, and study rooms of various institutions offering unprecedented access and learning opportunities.
The Textile Society of America’s Affinity Groups provide a forum to connect with others in the textiles field with similar interests. These virtual meetings are hosted on Zoom. Group leaders facilitate informal conversations based around their group’s topic. Leaders may invite members of the group, or topic experts, to give short presentations as a launch point for discussion. Each affinity group is unique, and may shift its schedule or meeting structure to fit the needs of its members.
The Textile Society of America initiated the Fellows program in 2015. Its purpose is to recognize and appreciate those who have dedicated their lives and work to the study, creation, and preservation of textiles, and in doing so have inspired colleagues and transformed our fields.
Textile Society of America Awards were established to celebrate excellence in the textile field. Scholarships provide financial support to participate in TSA programs. Apply for available awards and scholarships, learn about past recipients, or give to support award and scholarship funds.
Watch this space for other one-time or ongoing programs that explore various aspects of textile study, creation and preservation.