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Hungarian Written Embroidery Workshop

Hungarian Written Embroidery Workshop

Workshop taught by Sarah Pedlow of Threadwritten Textiles
Sunday, March 4, 10:00am – 3:00pm
De Young Museum, Wells Fargo room

Admission: $125 includes class materials | Pre-registration is required |Open to TAC member plus one guest.

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The Paul J. Smith Textile Collection at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

2018

January

A Geographical Journey: The Paul J. Smith Textile Collection at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

with Amy DiPlacido, Curator of Exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Sunday, January 28, 11:00am
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
520 S. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Admission: Tour is open to members of TAC, $25, pre-registration is required. As a member, you are welcome to host one guest who need not be a TAC member.

Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design in NY, Paul J. Smith is an art administrator and renowned curator. He is mostly known for his innovative curatorial and exhibition programming in the America Studio Craft Movement, where he presented more than 200 exhibitions since 1963, expanding the public’s appreciation for art, craft and design. His personal collection of traditional and ethnographic textiles, highlighting countries such as Japan, Haiti, Mexico and India have never been exhibited before.

The tour will be led by Amy DiPlacido, Curator of Exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Amy earned her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is an artist in residence at the Cubberley Artist Studio Program in Palo Alto.

Pre-registration is required. Please use this form to reserve your place.

Send registration and payment to:
Textile Arts Council
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

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African-Print Textiles in Ghana: Popular Fashion, Cosmopolitan Style

February

African-Print Textiles in Ghana: Popular Fashion, Cosmopolitan Style

with Suzanne Gott, guest curator of African Print Fashion Now!, Fowler Museum, UCLA
February 10th, 2018, 10:00am
Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum

Admission: Free for current members of the TAC; $5 for students and members of FAMSF; $10 General Admission

African-print fashion—fashions based on the colorful, boldly patterned ‘African-print’ cloth produced especially for the West and Central African consumers for over a century—encapsulates the historical depth and contemporary complexity of Africa’s globalizing relationships with the larger world. In the opening decades of the twenty-first century, African-print fashion has become an increasingly globalized and dynamic terrain, with significant changes taking place both in style and in the nature of African-print cloth itself.

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The Flowing Line: Japanese Tsutsugaki Paste Resist Textiles

The Flowing Line: Japanese Tsutsugaki Paste Resist Textiles

Presented by Ruth Anderson, Independent Scholar
Saturday,January 20, 2018, 10 am
Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum

Admission: Free for current members of the TAC; $5 for students and members of FAMSF; $10 General Admission

Japanese tsutsugaki (“tube drawing”) is a paste resist technique that previously was widely used by dyers in towns and villages throughout Japan to decorate a variety of ceremonial, household and commercial textiles. Tsutsugaki textiles are known for their bold, vibrant patterns drawn free-hand, in flowing lines, with the tsutsu. We will explore the rich vocabulary of auspicious symbols and themes from folk legends depicted on tsutsugaki textiles, and look at when and how these symbols and themes were used. Many of these symbols express important themes in Japanese culture.

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Fiber Artist Lucia Matzger’s Home Sudio Tour

Lucia Matzger’s Studio Tour

with Lucia Matzger, Fiber Artist
December 2nd, 2017, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Lucia’s home studio

Admission: $25.00. This event is only open to current TAC members. As a member, you are welcome to host one guest who need not be a TAC member.

Fiber Artist Lucia Matzger’s home studio tour in Berkeley will include a demonstration of the many steps involved in creating her three dimensional and kimono-style art. We will also be invited to help generate more used filters (by drinking a cup of coffee or tea)! Lucia is inspired by the arbitrary patterns of coffee stains juxtaposed with geometric shapes and folds of recycled coffee filters. She transitions these everyday objects into amazing one of a kind textural art pieces, each as unique as the coffee menu at your favorite café.

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Of Rainbows and Dragons: Bhutan East to West and Northeast India

bhutan_photo-1 bhutan_image-2Of Rainbows and Dragons: Bhutan East to West and Northeast India

September 22 to October 9, 2017

This 18 day tour will begin in Kolkata, India. Here we will spend time learning about Kantha embroidery and exploring a local bazaar before flying to Guwahati, Assam. Before driving to the border with Bhutan we have time to visit Sualkuchi, famous for muga and eri silk weaving.  Our tour in Bhutan will focus on its vibrant cultural and artistic heritage with special emphasis on Bhutan’s most distinctive art form: its textiles. Specially patterned fabrics serve as dress, carrying sacks, household furnishings, adornments for sacred spaces, and gifts for celebratory occasions such as weddings.  We will spend 14 days in Bhutan driving west from Samdrup Jongkhar to Paro.  Along the way we will be visiting weavers, witnessing religious festivals and visiting local markets, historic sites, and museums.

Tour Cost: TAC members $4096 based on shared occupancy of rooms with a group of 16 participants. The single supplement is $652. There is an additional $45 surcharge for non TAC members. Included in the cost of the tour are all hotels, meals, ground transportation, entrance fees to historic sites and museums as well as services of an English-speaking guide throughout the tour, and gratuities.  The cost of the tour includes a $400 tax deductible donation to the Textile Arts Council.  Not included are personal expenses such as laundry, etc.  Also not included are international airfare, visas for Bhutan and India and travel insurance, which is mandatory.

Physical Activity Requirements:  In Bhutan, while we will be staying at relatively low altitudes ( 5000’-7000’),we will be traveling on winding mountain roads and going over mountain passes (Donchula is 10,000’)  Participants need the ability to be able to walk on rough paths in to rural villages and climb steps to historic and religious sites.  The hotels in Bhutan, especially eastern Bhutan, are rather basic and not suited for people with mobility problems. Please discuss this tour with your physician to determine if you have any medical condition that would prevent you from actively participating in the tour.

For More Information Contact:
Tour Organizer: Mary Connors, khamsing88@yahoo.com
Textile Arts Council, TAC admin, 415 750 3627 tac@famsf.org

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