Textiles Close Up

Textiles Close Up

Textiles Close Up is a series of study-workshops launched in 2013 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.

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

Montreal, QC
September 28, 2017–September 29, 2017

This 2-day Textiles Close Up will focus on two historic textile collections, as well as contemporary textile-making in Montreal, Canada. Day #1 will begin at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts with a behind-the-scenes viewing of Ancient Andean weavings with curator Erell Hubert, followed by a curator-led tour of the Andean galleries. After lunch at […]

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Textiles Close Up: Bloomington Blues: Indigo in Indiana

Bloomington, Indiana
July 13, 2017–July 14, 2017

Ever thought of the small-scale farming of indigo as a romantic prospect?  Spend two days harvesting indigo & dyeing with Rowland and Chinami Ricketts in the Indiana summer –  we’ll get you hooked on this incredible dye while simultaneously disabusing you of any romantic notions of hands-on farming you may have! Each day will be […]

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

Washington, DC
April 28, 2017

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL. If you would like to be on the waitlist, please email caroline@textilesociety.org  Join the Textile Society of America for the rare opportunity to study textiles from the late Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic world in two Washington, DC collections: The Textile Museum and Dumbarton Oaks. This curator-led program will […]

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Textiles Close Up: Creative Reuse: Textile Waste and Contemporary Design

Irvington, NY & New York City
March 17, 2017

The textile and apparel industries are among the most polluting in the world. Join TSA for a day of discussion about the future of textile recycling, and a celebration of contemporary designers who are challenging the disposable fashion paradigm by designing beautiful textiles, fashion and accessories from pre- and post-consumer textile waste. The day will […]

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Textiles Close Up: Asia in Amsterdam at the Peabody Essex Museum

April 2, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 9:30 am – 5pm All tickets for this event are SOLD OUT. Additionally, Textiles Close Up program provides a fee waiver for one TSA member to participate in each event. These scholarships are reserved for members who would otherwise be unable to attend. To apply, visit our Awards & Scholarships page. Deadline: March […]

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