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

 

  

 

 

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2018 Annual Business Meeting

On February 6, TASA held its annual business meeting at the home of Nancy Hollister.  Future programs discussed include a curated tour of the Bullock Hall quilt exhibit in March. a program on textiles from Ghana and Ivory coast and a program on Indigo dyed cloth.

TASA members brought interesting textiles to share with each other: a double ikat/geringsing piece from Bali, Korean folding cloth/bojagi, a cut and pieced cloth from India, a purse made from potola/double ikat cloth from India, a jacket fashioned from Indian kantha cloth, a celebratory ikat cloth featuring the Dutch queen from Sumba, and a pre-Columbian Huari (500 – 800 AD) head band from Peru.

Durshi Zoberi brought a miscellaneous collection of interesting textiles from India and other countries to sell with proceeds going to charity.

Submitted by Gail Goodwin

2016 Winter Business Meeting

On Tuesday, February 23, TASA held its yearly business meeting at the home of Gail Goodwin.  At the meeting, TASA members discussed  possible uses for TASA funds and made the following suggestions for future programs and activities: Leisa Rich studio, Jon Riis home, chenille, Chinese rank badges, Atlanta opera costumes, Atlanta couture group, field trip to the Birmingham Museum Uzbekistan textile exhibit, a trunk show of batik clothing with Nadya.  After the business meeting, members shared textiles.  Gail Goodwin showed examples of the Indian textiles she bought on her recent textile trip to Gujarat.

Submitted by Gail Goodwin

TASA Upcoming Program: OAXACAN WEAVINGS, An Artist’s Experience

In 2014, North Carolina artist Martha Clippinger was awarded a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Research Grant to study indigenous textile traditions in Oaxaca, Mexico. Martha will discuss various approaches to creating textiles in Oaxaca (backstrap, pedal loom, embroidery, brocade, etc.) and will note distinct traditional patterns and their relationship to specific communities.  She will also discuss the designing and creation of tapetes through her collaboration with Licha Gonzales Ruíz of Teotitlán del Valle. She will bring tapetes that she (Martha) has made, skeins of naturally dyed wool, and small traditional items from Oaxaca (mostly woven bags) to sell.   xchangtextiles.com and marthaclippinger.com

Presented by: Artist and Instructor, Martha Clippinger
Date:  Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
At the home of Gail Goodwin, 2945 Dale Drive, NE, 30305

RSVP: gvgoodwin@aol.com.
2016 annual TASA membership dues, $10.