Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings

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Saturdays at 10:30 AM

All are welcome to expand their knowledge of the textile arts and meet fellow textile admirers at our ongoing Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings, held Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and named in honor of late Textile Museum trustee emeritus, Harold M. Keshishian. Speakers include local collectors and experts who share pieces from their own holdings. Visitors are invited to bring in clean, well-vacuumed examples of featured types from their own collections to share with the group. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. Free; no reservations required. 

Upcoming Programs

Lecture/Show and Tell: “Frass-tacular!” Textile Conservation for WWII Aircraft Fabric

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:30am

Join conservation fellow Meghann Girard for a talk on the collaborative and innovative textile conservation techniques developed at the National Air and Space Museum to treat fabric panels from a World War II bomber.

Lecture/Show and Tell: Japanese Resist-Dyeing Technique

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:30am

Join Jeffrey Krauss, collector of resist-dyed Japanese textiles, for a showcase of these dyeing methods and videos of Japanese craftsmen demonstrating their skills and assisting machinery.

Lecture/Show and Tell: The Dark Side of the Textile Trade

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:30am

George Mason University's Louise Shelley will reveal a largely unknown story of crime and state-sponsored criminal trade in this survey of the abuses of the textile trade for both commercial and political objectives.