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Edward Burne-Jones and the Royal School of Art Needlework

with Dr. Lynn Hulse

Wednesday, 9/28/22,  10am PT
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Admission: $10
Location: Online
Organizer: San Francisco School of Needlework & Design

In June 1875, The Royal School of Art Needlework formed a ‘permanent Art Committee’ to oversee its artistic direction. The school was noted for its skill in reviving and copying ‘ancient’ work, but to cement its role as a prime mover in the development of contemporary art embroidery, the Committee recommended commissioning designs from living artists, including the pre-Raphaelite painter and designer, Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898). Dr Lynn Hulse explores the figurative wall hangings stitched by the RSAN between 1875 and c. 1908 after the artist’s textile designs and paintings.


Scholars on Sources: Tapestry Archives

moderated by Mae Colburn,  studio manager and archivist for Helena Hernmarck

Friday, 9/30/22,  9am PT
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Admission: Free
Location: Online
Organizer: Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association

This roundtable convenes scholars who have conducted extensive archival research on topics in twentieth-century tapestry, whether on individual tapestry artists, tapestry studios, or tapestry exhibition venues. Our conversation will focus on the primary source material, such as letters, sketches, and samples, that animates each scholar’s research. We will explore what this material reveals about the tapestry medium and how it might inform future research. The roundtable will be moderated by Mae Colburn, studio manager and archivist for tapestry artist Helena Hernmarck.

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The Dark Side of the Textile Trade: From the Silk Road to Today

With Dr. Louise Shelley


Saturday, 10/15/22, 10am PT 

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Admission: Free
Location: Online
Organizer: Textile Museum Associates of Southern California

Throughout history, textiles have always been one of the most valued components of international trade. Therefore, both individuals and states have sought to profit from this trade in both illegal and immoral ways. The problem of counterfeit products is not new, but was already an issue centuries ago, when British traders flooded the Venetian market with their products labelled "Made in Venice." When cochineal was the most valuable product out of the New World, many pirates and traders sought to acquire cochineal and break the Spanish monopoly. Dr. Shelley will reveal a largely unknown story of crime and often state-sponsored criminal trade. Her survey of illicit trade will discuss the abuses of the textile trade for both commercial and political objectives. Dr. Louise Shelley is a University Professor and the Omer l. and Nancy Hirst Endowed Chair at Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. 


Piña: The Enduring Philippine Fabric (Tour)

Selected Dates through October, 1pm PT
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Admission: Free
Location: San Francisco Filipino Cultural Center, 814 Mission Street Mezzanine, San Francisco

Organizer: The Hinabi Project


The Piña: An Enduring Philippine Fabric exhibit, an installation of the Hinabi Project, provides an introduction to the history and production of piña fabric, a unique, translucent, handmade material woven from pineapple leaf fibers.


Register for a tour (Tour starts on the hour and will last approximately 30-45 minutes) For more information about schedules, email: