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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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

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Ottoman Fabrics During the 18th and 19th Centuries, Selin Ipek

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Re-creating Military Sashes: Reviving the Sprang Technique, Carol James

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A Patchwork History of Textile Use in Southeastern Turkey: Examination of a Rare Set of Kurdish Work Clothing, Charlotte Jirousek

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Queen Alexandra’s 1902 Coronation Gown, Donald Clay Johnson

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The Use of Imported Persian and Indian Textiles in Early Modern Japan, Yumiko Kamada

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Mughal Indian Carpets in the Collection of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum The City Palace of Jaipur, Tina Kane

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Analyses of Dye, Weaving and Metal Thread in Ottoman Silk Brocades and their Reproduction, Recep Karadag, Emine Torgan, and Yusuf Yildiz

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Knit and Crochet Heritage Museum: A Work in Progress, Karen D. Kendrick-Hands

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A Silent Textile Trade War: Batik Revival as Economic and Political Weapon in 17th Century Java, Ruurdje Laarhoven

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The Many Shades of Cochineal Red Workshop Review and Recap, Tal Landeau

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ARTivention: Utilizing Fiber Art For Activist Engagement, Maggie Leininger

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The Politics of Christian and Muslim Women’s Head Covers, Christina Lindholm

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Building a Collaborative Fiber Art Project in the Nation’s Capital, Jennifer L. Lindsay

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Mary Walker Phillips and the Knit Revolution of the 1960s, Jennifer L. Lindsay

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The Slow Cloth Manifesto: An Alternative to the Politics of Production, Elaine Lipson

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The Cultural Politics of Textile Craft Revivals, Suzanne MacAulay and Jillian Gryzlak

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“Lest we be shamed”: Italian Renaissance Taste for Textile Ensembles, Rosamond E. Mack

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My Journey of Knitting Wildlife, Ruth Marshall

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Sails: The Textiles of Empowerment, Bettina Matzkuhn

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The Politics of Pastoralism: Navajos, Churras and the Challenges of Sustainability in a Globalizing World, Kathy A. M'Closkey

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The Stigma of Fabrication: Craft Education in the 21st Century, Kathleen Morris

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Clothing or Decoration: Exploring the Penis Sheath of Papua New Guinea, Catherine Murphy

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A Wari Tapestry Textile in a Tiwanaku Tomb from the Osmore Valley, Moquegua, Peru, Amy Oakland

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The Shoso-in Textiles of the Era of Emperor Shomu, Atsuhiko Ogata

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The Mamluk Kaaba Curtain in the Bursa Grand Mosque, Sumiyo Okumura

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Textiles, Political Propaganda, and the Economic Implications in Southwestern Nigeria, Margaret Olugbemisola Areo and Adebowale Biodun Areo

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The Political Handkerchief, A Study of Politics and Semiotics in Textiles, Emma Osbourn

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Political Intentions of Chinese Textiles in Portuguese Sacred, Solemn, Celebratory Events of the16th - 18th Centuries, Maria João Pacheco Ferreira

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Dahomey Appliqués and the Politics of Production, Holly Paquette

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Challenging the Politics of Creating Art in the 21st Century: An Artist/Educator's Perspective, Claire Campbell Park

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“By your exertions conjointly with ours”: British printed cottons in Brazil, 1827-1841, Sarah B. Parks

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Identity, Innovation and Textile Exchange Practices at the Paracas Necropolis, 2000 BP, Ann H. Peters

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An Andean Colonial Woman’s Mantle: the New World and its Global Networks., Elena Phipps

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Deceptive Textiles: Lister’s Velvet Loom, Resilitex, Decoys for WW II, Britain, Barbara Setsu Pickett and Eugene Nicholson

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Fallen Soldiers, Vita Plume

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History Under Foot: Politics, Patriotism, and the “Liberty Rug”, Amy Poff

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Ancient Emblems, Modern Cuts: Weaving and the State in Southeastern Indonesia, Ian Pollock

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From Feed Sack to Clothes Rack: The Use of Commodity Textile Bags in American Households from 1890 – 1960, Margaret Powell

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Liturgical Vestments for Cathedrals During the French Concordat Period (1801-1905) A Political Strategy, Maria Anne Privat Savigny

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Towards a Proactive Outreach Political Strings: Tapestry Seen and Unseen, Linda Rees

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The Kanga, A Cloth That Reveals- Co-production of Culture in Africa and the Indian Ocean Region, Phyllis Ressler

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The Influence of Tribal Conflict, the Great Game, and Trade on Qaraqalpaq Costume, David Richardson

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Felt Space: Responsive Textiles, Fabric Dwellings and Precarious Housing, Kirsty Robertson

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Sleeping Amongst Heroes: Copperplate-printed Bed Furniture in the "Washington and American Independance [sic] 1776; the Apotheosis of Franklin” Pattern, Whitney A. J. Robertson

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The Politics of Textiles Used in African American Slave Clothing, Eulanda A. Sanders

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Anticipating the Silk Road; Some Thoughts on the Wool-Murex Connection in Tyre, Jane Schneider

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Textiles' Treasure from Jericho Cave 38 in the Qarantal Cliff Compared to other Early Medieval Sites in Israel, Orit Shamir and Alisa Baginski

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Political Voices of Three Left Coast Artists: Gyongy Laky, Linda Gass, Linda MacDonald, Barbara Shapiro

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Knitting the News and other Stories, Adrienne Sloane

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The Parenthetical Notation Method for Recording Yarn Structure, Jeffrey C. Splitstoser

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Blinded by the Veil, Laura Stemp-Morlock

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Knitting as Scholarship, Susan M. Strawn

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The Politics of Textile Entrepreneurship Loja Saarinen and Her Weaving Studio in the Cranbrook Art Community, Leena Svinhufvud

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The Reluctant Reformer: May Morris’ United States Lecture Tour of 1909-1910, Natasha Thoreson

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The Twenty-first Century Voices of the Ashanti Adinkra and Kente Cloths of Ghana, Carol Ventura