2014: 14th Biennial; New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future
2012: 13th Biennial; Textiles and Politics
2010: 12th Biennial; Textiles and Settlement: From Plains Space to Cyberspace
2008: 11th Biennial; Textiles as Cultural Expressions
2006: 10th Biennial; Textile Narratives and Conversations
2004: 9th Biennial; Appropriation, Acculturation, Transformation

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2014

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2014 Biennial Symposium: New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future (website home-page)

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Abstracts and Presenter Biographies from 14th Biennial

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Biennial Symposium Proceedings: Abstracts & Biographies

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Biennial Symposium Program: New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future, Los Angeles, California, September 10–14, 2014

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Rethinking the Tiwanaku Phenomenon in San Pedro de Atacama Through the Study of Textiles of Solcor 3 and Their Associated Contexts (400-1000 AD), Carolina Aguero and Mauricio Uribe

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Pulling Strings: Textiles, Community and DIY in Post-Industrial Hamilton, Jen Anisef, Thea Haines, and Tara Bursey

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Textiles and Museum Displays: Visible and Invisible Dimensions, Ruth Barnes

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A New Unit for Study and Research The Textile Museum and the George Washington University in Washington, D.C, Sumru Belger Krody

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Adinkra and Kente Cloth in History, Law, and Life, Boatema Boateng

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Interwoven Connections: Examining the History of Scottish Carpet Design to Inform future Learning, Teaching and Research, Helena Britt

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Substitute Innovation: Rethinking the Failure of Mid-Twentieth Century Regenerated Protein Fibres and their Legacy, Mary M. Brooks

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The Obiko Archive, Jean Cacicedo and Ana Lisa Hedstrom

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Natural Dyes and Aesthetic Search, María Dávila and Eduardo Portillo

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Stitches of War: Women’s Commentaries on Conflict in Latin America, Deborah A. Deacon

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Highland Complementary-Warp Weaving and the Lima Style in the Central Coast of Peru, ca. 200-650 C.E., Sophie Desrosiers

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Writing Textile, Making Text: Cloth and Stitch as Agency for Disorderly Text, Catherine Dormor

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Communicating Textiles Within and Beyond Museum Walls: New Directions, Dinah Eastop

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Reflecting on Collecting: My Romance with African Textiles, Joanne B. Eicher and Diana Eicher

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Conversations Between a Foreign Designer and Traditional Textile Artisans in India: Design Collaborations from the Artisan’s Perspective, Deborah Emmett

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Before there was Pinterest: Textile Study Rooms in North American “Art” Museums, Sarah Fee

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Traditional Textile Design for Social Innovation Toward Sustainability in Japan, Yuko Fukatsu

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Wikispaces: Technology, Textiles, and Public Engagement, Blaire O. Gagnon

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Integrating the Evidence: Historic Silk Production in Context, Julia Galliker

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The Fabric for a City: Development of Textile Materials During thUrbanization Period in Mediterranean Europe, Margarita Gleba

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Innovation and Preservation of Manichaean Textiles In Southern Costal China in the 17th – 20th Centuries, Gloria Granz Gonick

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Textile Materials and Techniques in Central Europe in the 2nd and 1st Millennia BC, Karina Grömer

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Flax fibre: Innovation and Change in the Early Neolithic A Technological and Material Perspective, Susanna Harris

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Traditions, Tourists, Trends, Tracy P. Hudson

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Who Were Joanne Segal Brandford and Lillian Elliott? The Brandford/Elliott Award, Catherine K. Hunter

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More than a Footnote or Bibliographic Entry: Mary Lois Kissell as an Innovator of Textile Study, Ira Jacknis and Erin L. Hasinoff

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Challenging Tradition in Religious Textiles: The Mata Ni Pachedi of India, Donald Clay Johnson

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Redefining Borders and Identity: Ethnic Dress of the Lolo/Yi Across the Vietnam-China Border, Serena Lee

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Textile Art: Connecting the Virtual and Material In My Work, Janice Lessman-Moss

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Painted Clouds: Uzbek Ikats as a Case Study for Ethnic Textiles Surviving and Thriving Culturally and Economically in the 21st Century, Shannon Ludington

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Chronology, Mythology, Invention: John Bevan Ford’s Maori Cloak Images, Suzanne P. MacAulay

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Navajo (Diné) Weavers and Globalization: Critiquing the Silences, Kathy A. M'Closkey

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Traditional Innovation in Oaxacan Indigenous Costumes, Hector Manuel Meneses Lozano

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Interior Textiles and the Concept of Atmospheres – A Case Study on the Architectural Potential of Textiles in Danish Hospitals Interiors, Jeppe Emil Mogensen, Anna Marie Fisker, and Søren Bolvig Poulsen

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Changing of Kudzu Textiles in the Japanese Culture, Tatsuhiko Murai and Ryoko Murai

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The Aegean Wool Economies of the Bronze Age, Marie-Louise Nosch

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New Textiles in a New World: 18th Century Textile Samples from the Viceregal Americas., Elena Phipps

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Rethinking Material Culture: Ugandan Bark Cloth, Lesli Robertson

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Polychrome Nets Italian Lace from the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chiara Romano

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George Washington Carver: Textile Artist, Eulanda A. Sanders and Chanmi Hwang

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Changes in the Way of Traditional Cloth Makings and the Weavers’ Contribution in the Ryukyu Islands, Toshiyuki Sano and Yuka Matsumoto

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Embroidery as Inscription in the Life of a Calabrian Immigrant Woman, Joan L. Saverino

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Textiles and the Virtual World Broadening Audience Engagement at the Textile Museum of Canada, Roxane Shaughnessy

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Bringing Fiber to Art and Art to Fiber, Jo Stealey

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Beyond Wool: New York’s Diverse Fibershed for Textiles and Clothing, Helen Trejo, Tasha Lewis, and Michael Thonney

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Touch and Technology: An Individual Perspective, Vibeke Vestby

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Finding Binding Points: Design Development and the Digital World, Wendy Weiss

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Virtually Crafting Communities: An Exploration of Fiber and Textile Crafting Online Communities, Theresa M. Winge and Marybeth C. Stalp

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Chitenje: The Production and Use of Printed Cotton Cloth in Malawi, Sarah Worden

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Deliberate Entanglements: The Impact of a Visionary Exhibition, Emily Zaiden

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The Refining of a Domestic Art: Surayia Rahman, Niaz Zaman and Cathy Stevulak

2012

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2012 Final Program

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Textile Society of America- Abstracts and Biographies

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The Changing Politics of Textiles as Portrayed on Somali Postage Stamps, Heather Marie Akou

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Embroidered Politics: A Case Study between al-Andalus and Castilla, Miriam Ali-de-Unzaga

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Samplers, Sewing and Star Quilts: Changing Federal Policies Impact Native American Education and Assimilation, Lynne Anderson

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Object Based Research: A Q’ing Vest, Hilary Baker

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Iberian Carpets, Wool, and the Making of Modern Spain, Carol Bier

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The Soviet “Invasion” of Central Asian Applied Arts: How Artisans Incorporated Communist Political Messages and Symbols, Irina Bogoslovskaya

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Thomas Jefferson’s Blue Coat: Style, Substance and Circumstance, Joshua Bond

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Knitting a New World, Carrie Brezine

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Invisible Tapestry — An Assyriologist’s Perspective, Stanley Bulbach

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Building on the Past, Making the Future, Stephanie Bunn

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The Chilean Arpilleristas: Changing National Politics Through Tapestry Work, Dayna L. Caldwell

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Sisters and Others: The Power and Politics of Weaving Supplementary Weft Textiles in a Sa'dan Toraja Village, Maria Christou

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Uncut: The Materiality of Textiles and the Politics of Sustainment in Fashionable Clothing, Hazel Clark

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From Silk Road to Cotton Field: Weaving Uzbek Identity, Mary Elizabeth Corrigan

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Neeg Tawg Rog (War-torn People): Linguistic Consciousness in the Hmong diaspora, Geraldine Craig

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Textiles of War: Women’s Commentaries on Conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, Deborah A. Deacon

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The Abduction of Helen: A Western Theme in a Chinese Embroidery of the First Half of the Seventeenth Century, Joyce Denney

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Can We Study Textiles From Other Cultures Without Ethnocentrism? The Andes As A Case Study, Sophie Desrosiers

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Luxurious Merovingian Textiles Excavated from Burials in the Saint Denis Basilica, France in the 6th-7th Century, Sophie Desrosiers and Antoinette Rast-Eicher

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The Politics of Purple: Dyes from Shellfish and Lichens, Karen Diadick Casselman and Takako Terada

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Harriet Joor’s Needlework and Stenciled Textile Designs: Pursuing the Arts and Crafts Ideal, One Stitch at a Time, Maggie Dimock

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The Lausanne International Tapestry Biennials (1962-1995) The Pivotal Role of a Swiss City in the “New Tapestry” Movement in Eastern Europe After World War II, Giselle Eberhard Cotton

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Congressional Campaign Ribbons, Farar Elliott

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Provenance: The Story of a Textile and its Journey to the Slave Quarters, Susan Falls and Jessica Smith

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Hostage to Cloth: European Explorers in East Africa, 1850-1890, Sarah Fee

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Ancient Designs for the Modern Era: Artists Interpret Andean Textiles, Blenda Femenías

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Thangchhuah Puan: The Highest Status Mantle among the Mizo People of Northeastern India, Barbara G. Fraser and David W. Fraser

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Asymmetry: Aesthetics and Politics of Ply-split Braiding, David W. Fraser

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Kala Raksha: From Cultural Identity to Intellectual Property, Judy Frater

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“Without Being Obliged to Send 3000 Miles for the Cloth”: The American Wool Industry, 1789-1815, Deb Fuller and Ann Buermann Wass

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The Tropical Myth and Brazilian Textile Design, Luz García Neira

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The Effects of War on Afghan Textile Production Contrasting with the Effects of the End of Communism on that of Uzbekistan, John Gillow

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The Wild Civilized: An Environmental Art Studio Installed Outdoors in an Institutional Space, Neil Goss

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Sogdian Textile Design: Political Symbols of an Epoch, Elmira Gyul

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Locally Grown & Sustainable Textiles: Exploring Current Possibilities, Faith Hagenhofer

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Stitching Race, Karen Hampton

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Cross-cultural Commemoration: Historical Chinese Patchwork Inspires a New Tradition in America, Marin F. Hanson

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Embroidered Relations in Kutch: Women, Stitching and the Third Space, Michele A. Hardy

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Marie Watt's Forget-me-not: Stitched in Wool, a More Human War Memorial, Rebecca Head Trautmann

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Elayne Zorn Bibliography: As Part of Weaving a Future: A Panel In Honor of Elayne Zorn, Andrea Heckman and Blenda Femenias

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Weaving a Future: A Panel in Honor of Elayne Zorn, Andrea M. Heckman and Blenda Femenías

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Patronage, Photography and Politics: the Influence of Archduchess Isabella on Design Transformation of an Aesthetic, Sandra Heffernan

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Knitting as Dissent: Female Resistance in America Since the Revolutionary War, Tove Hermanson