Textile Arts Council Programs,  de Young Museum (

African-Print Textiles in Ghana: ‘Popular’ Fashion, Cosmopolitan Style (Lecture). With Dr. Suzanne Gott, Art Historian. Saturday February 10, 2018, 10 am Koret Auditorium.

Tribal and Textile Arts Show.  February 8th – 11th, 2018.  Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.  Festival Pavilion,  2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123.  2018 GALA OPENING: Thursday, February 8th.

The Eleventh Annual Caroline and H McCoy Jones memorial Lecture, Cosmopolitan Arabia: Exploring Cross-cultural Encounters through Dress and Adornment.  Alex Aubry. Saturday February 10, 2018, 1:30pm. Koret Auditorium. 

Hungarian Embroidery Workshop. Sarah Pedlow. March 4, 2018. 10am – 3pm. Wells Fargo Room, de Young.  $125, pre-registration is required. 

Applied Color:  From Studio to Stage (Lecture). Amy Van Every.  March 31, 2018, 10am. Koret Auditorium.

Textile Conservation Workshop. Textile Conservation Lab, de Young.  April 11, 2018. $100, pre-registration is required.   Contact for registration.  

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (

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 
January – March 2018: Michelle Wilson and Anne Beck
April – June 2018: Liz Harvey

Marin Civic Center (

34th Annual American Indian Art Show. February 17-18, 2018. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA.

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