Please send an email to to get on the waitlist for spring 2021.  

Textile Design & History Level 1

Saturdays, 1.00 - 3.00 PM EST
October 31 - December 12
(Except Thanksgiving Weekend of November 28th)

This fall, we are excited to continue offering Textile Design & History, an online course that will allow you to explore textile design and history from home. For six weeks, join experienced textile designer and educator Karthika Audinet for an introduction to inspiring textiles from around the world, and a chance to develop your own skills and knowledge.

Online lectures will be punctuated with hands-on exercises, individual research, and group discussions. Explore woven structures and surface design techniques used around the world, including embroidery, resist dyeing, printing, and painting. Analyze color, develop mood boards, and design your own textile patterns, taking inspiration from the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection, along with other world-class textile collections. This course is open to all levels, including beginners. No prior experience is required- just an open mind and willingness to learn!

Here are two testimonials from students:

"Thanks so much for such a great class! I learned a lot. I really appreciated your patience
and enthusiasm. You have such a wide range of knowledge. It's very impressive."

Thank you very much again for a very interesting, informative andintellectually stimulating class. You create a very relaxing and creative
atmosphere - we all need it now. I very much hope that you will consider
offering more virtual classes in the future." Regina

To register, please write to, confirming your interest, and specifying the classes you would like - Saturday classes or Thursday classes.

Space is limited to 10 students per class. Classes get filled up quickly so we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible. If you do not make it for this set of 6 sessions, we can always put your name down for Spring 2021.

Course fee: $400, plus materials. A supply list will be provided to registered students.

To make your payment, please make a payment via Paypal: or send a check addressed to Karthika Audinet, and mail it to 5164 Linnean Terrace NW, Washington, DC, 20008

Textile Design & History Level 2

Fridays: 5.00 to 7.00 PM, EST

October 23 2020 - December 4 2020 

This course offers to deepen knowledge about textiles, design and heritage with the goal of continuing to develop your textile skills and developing a discerning eye.

Each week, online lectures will be punctuated with hands on activities, individual research, and group discussions.

Pursue in-depth understanding of materials, starting with cotton. Explore the intricacies of setting up your own indigo vat; adapt techniques like batik to realize your textile patterns; learn to analyze fabric and weave satin; see the similarities between Naalbinding and crochet; see carpets and floor coverings.  

Continue on your journey to appreciate global textile heritage. 

Pre-requisite: Textile Design & History Level 1