Save the Date! TASA Winter 2019 Program

 Happy New Year!

For our winter 2019 program, TASA will be joining with SEFAA on Sunday afternoon, January 13, to tour the amazing cinematic couture exhibit at SCAD.  Scroll down for additional information about the exhibit.  The only charge for SEFAA and TASA members is the 1/2 price museum entrance fee of $5

Please rsvp to gvgoodwin@aol.com.

Depending on the number of responses, we may need to ask for a 2nd tour to start before or after the scheduled 2 PM tour.

Also, Anne Godsey is now collecting 2019 TASA dues:  $10/year, cash or check.

Checks are made out to “Anne Godsey” with “TASA” written on the “for” line.  They may be mailed to  Anne at 1795 High Trail, Atlanta 30339, or hand delivered when you attend the SCAD program.

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winter program imageCinematic Couture focuses on the art of costume design through the lens of film and popular culture. More than 50 costumes created by the world-renowned London firm, Cosprop Ltd., provide an intimate look at garments and millinery that set the scene, give personality to characters and establish authenticity in period films. The films represented in the exhibition depict five centuries of history, drama, comedy, fairy tale and adventure through period costumes worn in 24 acclaimed films, including “Titanic,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Out of Africa,” “The Duchess” and “The Danish Girl” as well as award-winning British television series “Pride and Prejudice,” “Downton Abbey” and “Victoria.” This exhibition allows you to get close to the costumes and appreciate the fine details that are often seen only briefly on screen.

Please join us for a guided tour of this fabulous exhibition!​ Just RSVP below and we’ll meet you there.

Cost: Free for SCAD FASH members and SCAD students, faculty and staff with a valid SCAD Card. $5 at the door for museum admission for the rest of us (this is half of regular admission!)

Location: SCAD FASH, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Parking: SCAD FASH visitor parking is available in designated spaces in the fourth-floor parking garage located behind the main SCAD Atlanta building. Follow the SCAD FASH arrows to the designated spaces. Take the elevator to level “M.”

Time – Meet at the gallery at 1.50 pm; the tour will begin at 2 pm.

RSVP:gvgoodwin@aol.com

Submitted by Gail Goodwin
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Recent TASA Programs – Fall 2018

The Textile Appreciation Society of Atlanta offered two events this Fall – 

On September 5, TASA members joined the Japanese friendship group called Tomadachi for a program of Junco Sato Pollack’s solo textile exhibit at the Swan Coach House Art Gallery.  Junco explained her work and techniques.  The two series of works on display were inspired by the Zen spiritual practice of Sutra chanting and internalized stitching as meditation. Junco explained how the repetitive action of chanting and stitching was a metaphor for Sutras, Mantras, breath, life force, and meditation.

On September 6, 2018.  Thailand native,Tip Weniger, hosted and presented TASA’s Fall 2018 program on SE Asian textiles. With knowledge gained from her extensive travel and study of regional textiles and textile design, Tip explained the different weaving techniques and motifs found in textiles from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.  Specifically, Tip explained the process of “mudmee” — also known as “ikat,”  supplementary weft and warp weaving, and the exquisite and intricate achiek weaving of Myanmar.  She also reviewed the history of weaving and looms. Throughout the program, Tip shared many beautiful examples of fabrics and fashions modeled by TASA members.  At the conclusion of the program, attendees enjoyed the opportunity to make purchases.

Submitted by Gail Goodwin

 

  

 

 

TASA Program: Donna Hardy/Indigo in the Southeast U.S.

On Friday, June 1, Lynn Pollard hosted TASA’s summer program on indigo. Indigo authority Donna Hardy gave a history of the plant (the name indigo comes from the country name “India” ) and its use, and explained the different kinds of indigo plants–some are in the legume family; others in the cabbage family.

Donna also shared stories about the cultivation of indigo in the Carolina colonies and Georgia. She talked about various techniques in making indigo dye and showed a picture of an old indigo vat.

Donna is dedicated to preserving the knowledge of indigo production and is envisioning a center to bring all blue-producing plants from around the world together to record and document the ways they are used.
Today synthetic indigo dye is more readily available than natural indigo.

Following Donna’s program, members showed a variety of indigo-dyed fabrics from Indonesia, African countries, and SE Asia.

Submitted by Gail Goodwin

Save the Date! TASA Summer Program – Indigo Presentation by Donna Hardy

Considered one of the premier experts on indigo in America, Donna is currently working with Dr. Brian Ward at Clemson’s Coastal Research and Education center in Charleston doing practical research on the most effective ways to grow indigo. She is also working with a group of engineering students at the University of Georgia to create a new and more efficient way to process indigo. “I’ve been thinking about the importance of preserving this knowledge and have been contemplating that maybe we need a center to bring all of the blue-producing plants from around the world together and record and document the many ways they are used. Create a center for indigo culture, so to speak.”

Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Home of Textile Artist/Indigo Dyer Lynn Pollard: 1211 Heritage Ct., 30327
$10 for non-members; 2018 TASA and current SEFAA members free 

RSVP REQUIRED: gvgoodwin@aol.com

For further information on Donna Hardy and Sea Island Indigo see:

2015 Ted Talk

February 2017 Alabama Channin Journal–“Indigo Stories: Donna Hardy of Sea Island Indigo

Submitted by Gail Goodwin

Save the Date – TASA’s Spring 2018 Program

TASA’s Spring program will be Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10AM: a visit to Bulloch Hall in Roswell for the 2018 Great American Cover-up Quilt Show Commemorating the Centennial of the National Park Service.  Curator Holly Anderson will meet with us to introduce the show and answer questions.

Bulloch Hall is a Greek Revival style house built in 1839. It was the childhood home of Mittie Bulloch, mother of our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt. President Roosevelt was quite a naturalist and influential in the creation of the National Parks.

Holly suggests we gather on the porch of the gift shop after purchasing tickets and walk to the house from there. If you need assistance there is a golf cart available.

rsvp: gvgoodwin@aol.com, $7 for 2018 TASA members; $17 guests (includes 2018 dues)

Presented by the Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild
Bulloch Hall: 180 Bulloch Ave, Roswell, GA 30075

Submitted by Gail Goodwin