Author Archive

SFSNAD Workshop 2

TBD

May Morris Inspired Embroidered Book Cover Workshop

with Lucy Barter, San Francisco School of Needlework and Design

Zoom Workshop
Saturday, August 29, 2020
10 am – 4 pm

Fee: $180 including materials kit

Deadline to register: Wednesday 8/19.

Register in Eventbrite.

Our second needlework workshop created especially for the Textile Arts Council. This all day class invites the student to learn a range of stitches and embroidery skills. Inspired by the Rose Bush embroidery kit and the Embroidery and Lace book cover, both designed by May Morris, this kit will guide the stitcher through using English silk and gold thread, to customize a book cover for themselves.

The stitches used are laidwork, long and short stitch, darning stitch, couching, stem stitch and French knots on a linen ground. The book plate can have any title or name stitched in stem stitch and the cover is customized to fit a book of the stitcher’s choice. (Book not included)

Skill level is beginner and above.

Continue Reading

Standen House and WM CO.

TBD

A Visit to Standen House, and the Heritage of Morris & Co.

TAC Virtual Travels- The Arts & Crafts Heritage of William and May Morris, Part Two

Sunday, August 16, 1:30 pm, online via Zoom

Admission: Free. Registration required

Register in Zoom here

The program begins with a virtual video tour of Standen House, narrated by Dr. Abigail Moore, Professor of Arts History, Leeds University. Standen House, an arts and crafts style country home decorated with wallpapers, textiles, and furniture by Morris & Co., was one of the company’s most important commissions. 


View the film shown with this event, Heni Talks, “William Morris: Useful Beauty In the Home with Art historian Abigail Harrison-Moore.


Next, Professor Moore joins us live from the UK for further conversation on Standen House.

To close the program, Shannon Davis, Creative Director, Selamat Designs, introduces the history of Morris & Co. and discusses her 2019 collaboration with the company to reinterpret their heritage designs. 

Continue Reading

SFSNAD workshop 8/15

August

TBD

Crewelwork Pin Cushion Workshop

with Lucy Barter, San Francisco School of Needlework and Design

Zoom Workshop
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Offered at two times:
10 am – 1 pm, and 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fee: $85 including materials kit

Deadline to register: Friday 8/7.

Register in Eventbrite.

This crewelwork pincushion was custom-designed for our Textile Arts Council workshops. The motif was inspired by the May Morris-designed bed hangings on William Morris’s bed at Kelmscott Manor. It incorporates the Rose Wreath Panel, designed by William Morris and stitched by May. The pincushion was created using crewel wool on a linen ground and stitched in the authentic fashion of May Morris.

In this three hour class, suitable for beginners, instruction will be given in how the stitches are worked and how they have evolved over time. You will learn Long and Short Stitch, Satin Stitch, Trellis Stitch and Stem Stitch to create this beautiful design.

Students will receive a kit with the necessary supplies, including a hoop and the filling for the pincushion. All you will need to supply is a pair of scissors.

Continue Reading

Sequence Knitting Workshop

TBD

Sequence Knitting

with Cecelia Campochiaro

Zoom Workshop

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 9am to 11am

Fee: $40
Deadline to register: Friday 8/7.

Register for the Workshop in Eventbrite.

Sequence Knitting is a deceptively simple technique used to create complex textures in knitted fabric. These fabrics are attractive on both sides, lay flat and can be used alone or incorporated into other designs. Using only knit and purl stitches, Cecelia will guide students through four methods, 1-row, shaped 1-row, in-the-round, and serpentine to create a sample swatch. She will discuss how to read sequence knitting instructions and charts, when to use sequence knitting, common mistakes and how to avoid them and keys to achieving great results.

Skill level and prerequisites: The class is suitable for advanced beginners and beyond. Students should be able to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increase and decrease.

Materials: Students will provide 1 ball of smooth, preferably light colored yarn, and appropriate needles for the yarn weight.

Students will receive an instructional handout that will be used for the 2 hour class lecture/practice. It may be helpful for students to cast on and begin the swatch prior to the class. 

Continue Reading

TAC Virtual Travels 1

TBD

The Life and Times of William Morris

Presented by Virginia and Bill Solomon
Sunday, August 9, 1:30 pm

Online via Zoom

Admission: Free.

Register here in Zoom.

When William Morris died at age sixty-two, his doctor described the cause of death as ‘simply being William Morris and having done more work than most ten men.’ Textile designer, dyer, tapestry weaver, embroiderer, printer, preservationist, poet, essayist, novelist, founder of the Arts and Crafts Movement, his legacy is still with us today.


View the film shown with this event: Gardening with Silk and Gold Thread: The Botanical Designs & Ecosocial Activism of William Morris, by Holly Cecil of the University of Victoria, British Columbia.


Meet William Morris through an introductory video and then make a virtual visit to Merton Abbey, Morris’s dyeworks and workshop, and Kelmscott Manor, his beloved country home. At Kelmscott our focus is his bed hangings, hand embroidered by his wife Jane and daughter May, and emblazoned with Morris’s poem Inscription for an Old Bed.

Continue Reading

Maedub Workshop 7/28/20

July

TBD

Maedub – Korean Traditional Decorative Knots Workshop

with Youngmin Lee

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 10 am to 12 pm
Fee: $65 including materials

Registration is closed.

Youngmin Lee, who taught our very popular Patchwork Jogakbo workshops last year, returns to teach us how to make traditional Korean Decorative Knots. 

In this Zoom-baseed workshop with instructor, Youngmin Lee, you will make Maedeub, Korean traditional decorative knots which have been used for centuries to decorate traditional dress and ritual objects. Instructions for making them have been passed down through generations of skilled specialists such as Youngmin. She will teach participants a basic maedeub technique to make ornaments and will provide the materials needed.

Upon registration, materials will be mailed to you via the USPS. We will confirm your mailing address before sending. You will also gain access to several videos so you can learn the technique.

Continue Reading

Embracing In-Between

TBD

Embracing the In-Between: Comme des Garçons, Butoh, and Ma

Presented by Carol McLennan
Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10 am PDT

Online Presentation via Zoom

Admission: Free to TAC Members, $5 Students and members of FAMSF, $10 General Admission.

Purchase Tickets Eventbrite

A Zoom link will be emailed to all TAC members.


Through the analysis of documentaries, archives, reviews, contemporary dance, and fashion in Japan, this presentation reveals how the dance and costumes of Butoh anticipated the design aesthetic of Comme des Garçons and how Kawakubo and Butoh utilize Japan’s sartorial history and philosophy to challenge western perceptions of Art and Fashion.

TBDWhile elusive when questioned about direct influences, Rei Kawakubo, founder and artistic director of Comme des Garçons, concedes her work is influenced by the Japanese Zen Buddhist concepts of mu, or emptiness, and ma, the space within the emptiness1. Another Japanese art form that sartorially reflects ma and mu is in Butoh, a dance partially envisioned as a reaction to the Western influence that had permeated Japanese culture after World War Two. Founded in 1959 by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno, the dance of Butoh was an exploration of the grotesque, space, the body, and the polarities of ma.

Continue Reading

Travel

Travel & Learn

Travel with TAC to learn about textiles in the countries where they are created.
MORE
Ethnic Studies

Ethnic Studies

Ethnic Textiles Study Group is a wonderful way to see, touch and learn about textiles from around the world.
MORE
Get Involved

Get Involved

Join our vibrant and creative community and enjoy the benefits of TAC membership.
MORE
Obiko Archive

Obiko Archive

The Obiko Artwear Archive documents Bay Area clothing and jewelry designers from the 1970’s through the 1990’s.
MORE