TSGSD Members  MonthlyMeetings

As we closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation, we wanted to update you all on the status of the Textile Study Guild of San Diego. The health and safety of the San Diego textile community we serve is our top priority, and we are committed to delivering the experience you know and love in an environment that promotes and protects the well-being of our members, friends, and supporters. Consequently, we are following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and promoting social distancing by hosting our 1st Friday Monthly Members Meetings, Workshops, and the TSGSD Board Meetings online for the time being.

With our programs online until further notice, we hope you will continue to connect with us. We welcome your ideas, projects, and creative thoughts during this extended period. We'd love to share in what you're planning, dreaming up, creating, and inspired by on one of our Members platforms below

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Due to the pandemic, we have shifted all programming to virtual experiences to participate from the safety of your home. TSGSD lectures and workshops take place online via Zoom. They include interactive elements and may require pre-order materials. 

Denise Kovnat

MARCH | Lecture (Members Only)

Dorset Buttons: A Heritage Craft

Guest Speaker || Denise Kovnat

Friday, March 5, 2020, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

A weaver since 1998, Denise Kovnat has taught at conferences and guilds across the United States, Canada, and Australia with a focus on parallel threadings, collapse techniques, painted warps, and Deflected Double Weave. Her hand-dyed and handwoven garments have been juried into Convergence fashion shows since 2008 and have won awards from Complexity (Complex Weavers), the Handweavers Guild of America, the Seattle Weavers Guild, and Treenway Silks.

Website | denisekovnat.com

Instagram | instagram.com/denisekovnat

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Dorset Button

MARCH | Online Workshop (Members Only)

How to Make Dorset Buttons

Guest Instructor || Denise Kovnat

Friday, March 5, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:30

Learn to make colorful, whimsical buttons – for jewelry, surface decoration, or fasteners for your handmade garments – using only curtain rings, a tapestry needle, yarn, and perhaps beads. Based on 19th-century patterns from Dorset, England, these buttons are easy to create and customize to match your own fiber creations.

Skill Level Needed | No experience needed

Cost | $48 per member. Materials not included.



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APRIL | Lecture (Members Only)


Guest Speaker || Stephanie Schneiderman

Stephanie Schneiderman was born in Havana, grew up in Mexico City, lived and studied in Miami, went to Graduate School in Phoenix. She has a B.A. in Political Science/International Relations, a Certificate in Latin American/Caribbean Studies from Florida International University, and ... more

Website | tiastephanietours.com

Facebook | www.facebook.com/tiastephanietours

Twitter | twitter.com/TiaStephanie


MAY | Lecture

A Textile Voyage through the East Indies

Guest Speaker || David and Sue Richardson

We are British researchers and authors, with a lifelong interest in textiles - particularly those of Central Asia and Southeast Asia. We spent 14 years studying the little-known Qaraqalpaq people of Uzbekistan, culminating in the publication by Prestel of our book Qaraqalpaqs of the Aral Delta in 2012. ... more

Website | asiantextilestudies.com

Facebook | facebook.com/asiantextilestudies

Contact | davidandsue@asiantextilestudies.com