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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2018

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Abstracts of Papers: Textile Society of America 16th Biennial Symposium

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Symposium 2018 -- Program & Information: The Social Fabric: Deep Local to Pan Global Textile Society of America’s 16th Biennial Symposium

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Eliza Calvert Hall, A Book of Hand-Woven Coverlets, and Collecting Coverlet Patterns in Early Twentieth Century Appalachia, Philis Alvic

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Schoolgirl Embroideries: Integrating Indigenous Motifs, Materials, and Text, Lynne Anderson

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Wrapped in Wool: Coast Salish wool weaving, Vancouver’s public art, and unceded territory, Alison Ariss

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Yours, Mine & Ours: Beyond Appropriation, Suzi Ballenger and Charlotte Hamlin

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Timberline Textiles: Creating a Sense of Place, Annin Barrett

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Italian Bedfellows: Tristan, Solomon & “Bestes”, Kathryn Berenson

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Co-creating Craft; Australian Designers meet Artisans in India, Katherine Bissett-Johnson and David Moorhead

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Chilean Arpilleras: Writing a Visual Culture, R. Darden Bradshaw

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The Future of Textiles: Disruption and Collaboration, Susan Brown, Matilda McQuaid, David Breslauer, Suzanne Lee, Anais Missakian, Abby-George Erikson, and Salem van der Swaagh

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Reawakening Chahta Nan Tvnna (Choctaw Textiles), Jennifer Byram

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Common Sense & Pin Money: The Material Culture and Legacy of Lula Annie Butler 1909-2009, Robin Michel Caudell

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Balancing local tradition and global influences: Design and business education for traditional artisans in Kachchh, India, Ruth Clifford

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The Tent-Dweller: Visual Markers of Migration in Art, Sara Clugage

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Whitework: The Cloth and Call to Action, Sonja Dahl

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Fish in the desert – North Africa’s textile tradition between indigenous identity and exogenous shifts in meaning, Silvia Dolz

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Mind’s Eye and Embodied Weaving: Simultaneous Contrasts of Hue in Isluga Textiles, Northern Chile, Penelope Dransart

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The embroidery artisans of the Kashmir Valley: cultural imports and exports from historical and contemporary perspectives., Deborah Emmett

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The Techniques of Samitum. Based on a reconstruction of a silk from the Oseberg burial, Åse Eriksen

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Shipibo-Conibo Textiles 2010-2018: Artists of the Amazon Culturally Engaged, Nancy Gardner Feldman

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Closing the Power Gap Through Internet Technology: The Artisan View, Judy Frater

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A Virgin Martyr in Indigenous Garb? A Curious Case of Andean Ancestry and Memorial Rites Recalled on a Christian Body, Gaby Greenlee

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A Local Motif; Use of kōwhaiwhai patterns in printed textiles, Jane Groufsky

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Milingimbi Artists Partnerships, Louise Hamby

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Threads, twist and fibre: Looking at Coast Salish Textiles, Liz Hammond-Kaarremaa

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Radical Access: Textiles and Museums, Michele Hardy and Joanne Schmidt

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The Deep Origins of Kashmir Shawls, Their Broad Dissemination and Changing Meaning. Or Unraveling the Origins and History of a Unique Cashmere Shawl, Joan Hart

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Tinctorial Cartographies: Plant, Dye & Place, Anna Heywood-Jones

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Shepherds and Shawls: Making Place in the Western Himalayas, Jennifer Hoover

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Dresden Embroidery in Early Kentucky Counterpanes, Laurel Horton

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INDIAN BASKETRY IN YOSEMITE VALLEY, 19th-20th Century: Gertrude “Cosie” Hutchings Mills, Tourists and the National Park Service, Catherine K. Hunter

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Kasb-e-Hunar (Skilled Enclave), Adil Iqbal

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Sprang Bonnets from Late Antique Egypt: Producer Knowledge and Exchange through Experimental Reconstruction, Carol James

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Refashioning Newport: Reuse of Textiles During the Gilded Age, Anna Rose Keefe

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Occam’s Razor: Origins of a Classical Turkish Carpet Design?, Sumru Belger Krody

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Cottage Industry as Social Practice: Sustainability of Handweaving in the Post-Industrialist Era, Maggie Leininger

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Embroidering Paradise: Suzanis As a Place of Creative Agency and Acculturation for Uzbek Women in 19th Century Bukhara, Shannon Ludington

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Ancient, Indigenous and Iconic Textile Motifs in Contemporary Fashion Case Study: Defining Concepts through Textile Designs: Appropriation, Collaboration, Provenance and Identity, Kristin Scheel Lunde

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Weaving Authenticity: Artesanías or the Art of the Textile in Chiapas Mexico, Addison Nace

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Weaving Authenticity: Artesanías or the Art of the Textile in Chiapas, Mexico [poster], Addison Nace

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The Modern Development of Kyoto Textiles for the Kimono, Keiko Okamoto

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Silk Velvets Identified as Byzantine: Were warp-looped silk pile velvets woven under the Byzantine Empire?, Sumiyo Okumura

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Local Wear: A Chat about Textiles & the Body, Emily J. Pascoe

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Rahul Jain’s Reimagined Velvet Drawloom, Barbara Setsu Pickett

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Ties That Bind: Finding Meaning in the Making of Sacred Textiles, Janet Pollock

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Place-based Textiles in Post WWII Poland, Jane Przybysz

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The Rayed Head and Stepped Platform: A Core Symbol of the Southern Andean Iconographic Series, Nancy B. Rosoff

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Containing Tradition, Embracing Change: Weaving Together Plant Materials in Northern Latin America, Kathryn Rousso

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Along a Continuum: Spirally-woven Beadwork of the Tlingit, Wasco, and Pit River Peoples, Alice Scherer

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The Untold Story of Inuit Printed Fabrics from Kinngait Studios, Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut, Canada, Roxane Shaughnessy and Anna Richard

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The Fabric of War: Wool and Local Land Wars in a Global Context, Madelyn Shaw and Trish FitzSimons

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Nd’awakananawal Babijigwezijik Wd’elasawawôganôl: “We Wear the Clothing of Our Ancestors”, Vera Longtoe Sheehan

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Other People’s Clothes: The Second-Hand Clothes Dealer and the Western Art Collector in early Twentieth-Century China, Rachel Silberstein

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Living Organisms for Living Spaces: Shifting the function of material, Juliana Silva Diaz

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The Radical Fiber Art Practices of The Yarn Mission: A Case Study, Lila Stone

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Sanquhar Gloves: An Exemplification of Deep Local to Pan Global?, Angharad Thomas

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The Wagga Quilt in history and literature, Diana Mary Eva Thomas

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Warp and weft twining, and tablet weaving around the Pacific, Tomoko Torimaru, Kathryn Rousso, Laura Filloy Nadal, and Alejandro de Ávila B

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The Lévite Dress: Untangling the Cultural Influences of Eighteenth-Century French Fashion, Kendra Van Cleave

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Tapestry Crochet in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East: Tradition and Innovation, Carol Ventura

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Looking at the Past and Current Status of Kenya’s clothing and textiles, Mercy V.W. Wanduara

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Mashru Redux: From the Calico Museum in Ahmedabad to a Loom in the Great Plains, Wendy R. Weiss

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Manipulating the Threads of Culture: Contemporary Shibori Artist Yvonne Wakabayashi, Eileen Wheeler

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Threading together politics and poetics in Cecilia Vicuña’s fiber art, Jacqueline Witkowski

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Batik of Java: Global Inspiration, Maria Wronska-Friend

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The Global Influence of China and Europe on Local Japanese Tapestries Mainly from the 19th through Early 20th Centuries, Masako Yoshida

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Getting Located: Queer Semiotics in Dress, C. Zimmerman

2016

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Abstracts & Author Biographies for Textile Society of America, 15th Biennial Symposium (2016): Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port

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Author Guidelines: Biennial Symposium 2016 Proceedings

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Symposium Program Outline for Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port. Textile Society of America’s 15th Biennial Symposium. Savannah, GA, October 19-23, 2016.

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[TSA web pages for] Symposium 2016 -- Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port Textile Society of America’s 15th Biennial Symposium

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Transnational Influences on Louisiana Samplers: Traditions, Teachers, Techniques, and Text, Lynne Anderson

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Bead and Beadwork Traditions: A Study of Trade and Cultural Exchanges across the Coast of Gujarat, East Africa and the Red Sea, Medha Bhatt

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Bombay to Bauhaus: Design Influences in Churchill Weavers Textiles from 1922-1949, Sarah Stopenhagen Broomfield

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Growing a Dye Garden, Donna Brown

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Field to Bag, Bag to Field: Feedbag Production and Distribution in Rural America, Heather R. Buechler

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“The British are coming! A contraband cloth tsunami flows over Maya handicrafts and homespun in The Kingdom of Guatemala, 1760-1820”, Heather J. Chiero

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America’s Indigo Obsession: From Colonial Plantations to Contemporary DIY Ethos, Sonja Dahl

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Mexican ikat and transatlantic trade, Alejandro B. de Avila

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On Textile Fragments Found at Karadong, a 3rd to early 4th Century Oasis in the Taklamakan Desert (Xinjiang, China), Sophie Desrosiers and Corinne Debaine-Francfort

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Dyeing with Morinda citrifolia: In Pursuit of Sustainable future, Sudha Dhingra

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Exploring Color Interactions Illuminated in Goldwork Embroidery, Katherine Diuguid

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Title: AJRAKH- A Textile Tradition in Transition, Sharmila J. Dua Prof. Dr.

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Lasting impressions: Indian block-prints and global trade, Eiluned Edwards

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Applications of Cross Dyeing with Natural Dyes, Catharine Ellis

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The fashion diplomacy and trade of Kashmir shawls: Conversations with shawl artisans, designers and collectors., Deborah Emmett

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Veiled in Ignorance and Clothed in Reason: Jimmie Durham’s 2014 Exhibition Traces and Shiny Evidence, Andrea Feeser

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Resilient Threads Telling Our Stories Hilos Resilientes Cosiendo Nuestras Historias, Carolina Paz Gana and Lynne M. Jenkins

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Sacred Currency: The Value of Textile in Colonial Andean Painting, Gaby Greenlee

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The Changing Role of Chaguar Textiles in the Lives of the Wichí, an Indigenous People of Argentina, Rachel Green

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The Effect of Colonization and Globalization in the shaping of Phulkari: A case study of the Textiles of Punjab, India, Anu H. Gupta and Shalina Mehta

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Seafarer People and their Textiles from Erub Arts, Torres Strait, Australia, Louise Hamby and Valerie Kirk

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Batik, ja, batik: Wiener Werkstätte Batik from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Cotsen Textile Traces Collections, Michaela Hansen

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Kashmir Shawls: The Perfect Exemplar of a Textile Shaping and Being Shaped, Joan Hart

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Ingenious and practical; parallels in the making of Arimatsu trade cloth and contemporary designers’ production, Ana Lisa Hedstrom

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Here and there, now, Sandra Heffernan

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New Tools in the Box: Traditional Methods, Contemporary Materials and New Techniques on the Atlantic Coast A Round Table Discussion, Memory Holloway and Laurie Carlson Steger

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Recycling Sprang, Carol James

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Drawing, Stitch, Translation, Archive, Janis Jefferies