Textile Arts Council Programs,  de Young Museum (

Finding Art in a Used Coffee Filter–Inspired by Recycling. Lucia Matzger, fiber artist.  November 18, 2017.

Annual Textile Arts Council Holiday Party.  Wednesday, December 6, 6–9 pm.   Krimsa Fine Rug Gallery, 2190 Union Street | San Francisco

The Flowing Line: Japanese Tsutsugaki Past Resist Textiles. Ruth Anderson, independent scholar. January 20, 2018.

Sanchez Art Center. 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd. Pacifica, CA.

58th Annual Award Exhibition.  Selected by Jennifer Farris & Rab Terry of Studio Gallery, San Francisco. Opening reception: Friday, October 20, 7-9 pm.  Artist talks: Sun. Nov.12, 3:30 pm.     Gallery hours (after Oct. 20) Fri., Sat., Sun. 1 -5 pm.  Deborah Corsini is represented in this exhibition.  Contact Deborah if you can visit the exhibit and she will arrange to meet you there.   

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (

Lecture by Paul J. Smith. Director Emeritus of Museum of Arts and Design, New York: “Twentieth Century Fiber History in America”  Sunday, January 28, 2018. 2-3 pm. Members $15/Non-members $25. 

A Day at the Circus.  Free Community Open House for all ages.  Sunday, February 18, 2018, 11 am – 3 pm.

Bang! Bang! Discussing America’s Second Amendment. Sunday June 3, 2018, 3-5 pm. Members $15/Non-members $25.

Artists in Residence 

October – December 2017: RoCoCo (Modesto Covarrubias and KC Rosenberg
January – March 2018: Michelle Wilson and Anne Beck
April – June 2018: Liz Harvey

Tour Opportunities

        Tinkuy 2017, the Gathering of the Textile Arts in Cusco, Peru. November 8 –
11, 2017.  Andean Textile Arts   ( )

 Indonesia Adventure Tour to Java July 11–22, 2018, With a Tour Extension to Sumatra July 22–31. Java is famous for its batiks. West Java is the home of ancient royal courts, a renowned center of classical Javanese fine art and intricately patterned batiks as well as the 9th century temples of Borobudur and Prembanan. The north coast of Java, Pekalongan, Cirebon and Indramayu, are known for their pesisir style of batik patterning reflecting the multicultural influences found in this region. On this tour we will have an opportunity to meet batik artists and visit their workshops as well as explore historic sites, museums and markets. The tour will end in Jakarta with a visit to the highly regarded National Museum and Textile Museum as well as visits to renowned galleries and collections. Tour Extension to Sumatra: The tour will begin in Padang, home of the Minangkabau, where luxurious, intricately woven songket continue to be woven and used. We will drive north from Padang to Bukit Tinggi and then on to Lake Toba, the ancestral home of the Batak people where women weave a wide variety of ritual textiles such as the ragidup, a cloth given to a newborn that contains patterns predicting the baby’s future. For more information, please visit the TAC website or contact us: or 415-750-3627.(

Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and beyond: Ethnic dress, weaving, dyeing among the hill

PeruAndean Textile Arts:  contact tinkuy2013 at
Textile/Folk Art Market tours:

Japan, France and India:  Yoshiko Wada and Slow Fiber Studio Tours

Italy, Lisio Foundation in Florence:  Study weave structures-Taquete, Samitum, Lampas, Damasks and Velvet- on hand jacquard looms, starting Jan 2014.  Abbas Khan abkhan82 at