2018: 16th Biennial; The Social Fabric: Deep Local to Pan Global
2016: 15th Biennial; Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port
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
2002: 8th Biennial; Silk Roads, Other Roads
2000: 7th Biennial; Approaching Textiles, Varying Viewpoints
1998: 6th Biennial; Creating Textiles: Makers, Methods, Markets
1996: 5th Biennial; Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles
1994: 4th Biennial; Contact, Crossover, Continuity
1992: 3rd Biennial; Textiles in Daily Life
1990: 2nd Biennial; Textiles in Trade
1988: 1st Biennial; Textiles as Primary Sources

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2016

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Aesthetics, Economics and the Enchantment of Cloth, Janis Jefferies and Barbara Layne

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Textile Art as a Locus of Colonization and Globalization: The Tapestry Project, EunKyung Jeong MFA, Ph.D.

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Imperial versus local perceptions of Indian textiles, Donald Clay Clay Johnson

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Performance, Adaptation, Identity: Cantonese Opera Costumes in Vancouver, Canada, Jean L. Kares

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Shifu: A Traditional Paper Textile of Japan, Hiroko Karuno

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The Story and the Stitch., Alice Kettle

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"Knit a Bit for Our First Line of Defense": Emotional Labor, Knitters, and Comforts for Soldiers during the First World War, Rebecca Keyel

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For What It’s Worth: The French Knot as a Basic Trade Commodity, Jeana Eve Klein

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Byzantine and Oriental silks from a Royal Shrine in Denmark AD 1100, Anne Hedeager Krag

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The Power of Color: Anatolian Kilims, Sumru Belger Krody

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Drawloom Velvet: Exploring a Centuries Old Tradition, Wendy Landry

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The Intercontinental Reflections of an Eighteenth-Century Mexican Rebozo, Eleanor A. Laughlin

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Sumptuary Synergy: British Imperialism Through the Tartan and Slave Trades, David Loranger and Eulanda A. Sanders

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“Meshed with a Million Veins”: Seafaring Networks & the Norfolk Sampler, Joanne Martin Lukacher

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Cutting edge technology: knitting in the early modern era, Jane Malcolm-Davies Dr.

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The Legacy of Yarn Dyed Cotton Lungis of Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu: A Case Study, Vasantha M. Dr.

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FROM CHINTZ TO CHITA: A BRAZILIAN TEXTILE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF NATIONAL IDENTITY, Willian Nassu

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Velvet and Patronage: The Origin and Historical Background of Ottoman and Italian Velvets, Sumiyo Okumura Dr.

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Revitalization of the Handloom Heritage of Chhota Udepur, Gujarat, Bhatia Reena PhD. and Pawar Pooja

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Revitalization of the Handloom Heritage of Chhota Udepur, Gujarat, Bhatia Reena PhD. and Pawar Pooja M.Sc.

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WEST AFRICAN INDIGO TEXTILES UNDER INFLUENCES The Fouta-Djallon wrapper & the Mauritanian melhafa, Annie Ringuede

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Sadu Weaving: the pace of a camel in a fast-moving culture, Lesli Robertson

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Imagining Conquest: El Tapiz and Postrevolutionary Mexico*, Regina A. Root

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A Morenada Dance Costume: An Example of the Interconnection of the Americas, Spain and Africa, Nancy B. Rosoff

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Kanga Textile Design, Education, and Production in contemporary Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, MacKenzie Moon Ryan PhD.

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Engineered Ikat Textile of Gujarat - A Design Intervention, Shohrat S. Saiyed and Reena Bhatia Ph.D.

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“The Consular Collections at the National Museum of American History” Opening Plenary Session: Crosscurrents: the Transnational Flows of Textiles, Madelyn Shaw and Amy J. Anderson

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The Textile Artist’s Archive: Approaches to Creating, Collecting and Preserving Artistic Legacy, Jessica Shaykett, Kathleen Mangan, Lia Cook, Stephanie Zollinger Dr., and Fannie Ouyang

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Importing Irish Linen and Creating American ‘Art Moderne’: An Analysis of an Early 20th Century Trade Catalog, Lacy Simkowitz

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Mending as Metaphor: Finding Community Through Slow Stitching in a Fast Paced World, Ruth Katzenstein Souza

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EXPLORING ORIGINS: THE TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF TWO YORUBA MASQUERADE COSTUMES AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART, Rebecca Summerour and Odile Madden

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Artist at Sea: Codes and Cargo, Kelly Thompson

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The Merchants and the Dyers: The Rise of a Dyeing Service Industry in Massachusetts and New York 1800-1850, Linda Jean Thorsen

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Tablet Weaving in Myanmar, Tomoko Torimaru

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SOME NATIONAL GOODS IN 1871: THE REBOZO, Marta Turok

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Early Modern Needlework Pattern Books: Tracing the International Exchange of Design, Lisa VandenBerghe

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The Nature of Collaboration in the Digital Age, Pauline Verbeek-Cowart

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Slipstitch: a survey of contemporary narrative-based stitch and embroidery practices in Australia, Belinda Von Mengersen

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Arimatsu to Africa: Shibori Textiles Developed for African Trade in 1948–49, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada

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Kalamkari or Chintz: An Anglo-Indian Hanging in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Melinda Watt

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Trading Traditions: Continuity, Innovation and Resource Use of Forest Fibers Among the Ye’kwana and Ayoréode, Laurie Wilkins and Ines Hinojosa

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Tracing textiles, motifs and patterns: historical to contemporary, Liz Williamson

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From Function to Fashion to a Contemporary Art Process, Journey’s Within a Fisherman’s Rib Jumper, Christine Wiltshier

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Tradition and Transition: The changing fortunes of barkcloth in Uganda, Sarah Worden

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Some of the Weavings Used in Turkish Bath in the Context of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Ayşem Yanar, Feryal Söylemezoğlu, Zeynep Erdoğan, and Özlen Özgen

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Non-specific: ubiquity, invisible labor and the moving blanket, Callen Zimmerman

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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REMATERIALIZING: Interviews with Emerging Artists About Physicality, Pattern and Textile Techniques, Caroline Hayes Charuk

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Maguey Hammock: A Weaving of Resistance and Persistence in Puerto Rico, Soraya Serra Collazo

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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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A Fragmented Treasure on Display: The Turfan Textile Collection and the Humboldt Forum, Mariachiara Gasparini

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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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Threads of Feeling: Embroidering Craftivism to Protest the Disappearances and Deaths in the “War on Drugs” in Mexico, Maureen Daly Goggin

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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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New Directions in Australian Aboriginal Fabric Printing, Louise Hamby and Valerie Kirk

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Coast Salish Spinning: Looking for Twist, Finding Change, Liz Hammond-Kaarremaa

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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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An American Textile Company to the Trade: The Corporate History and Textile Collection Highlights of Kravet Inc., Deborah E. Kraak

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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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CONVERSATION AND ENCOUNTER, Belinda Von Mengrsen

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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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Dressing the Leader, Dressing the Ancestor: The longue durée in the South Central Andes, Ann H. Peters

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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