Designers and Artisans Textile Club

The textile club provides a sense of community and an informal virtual space where we get together via zoom for one hour to share experiences and talk about our favorite topic - textiles! From time to time, we invite artists, collectors, and experts to learn more and open our doors to larger audiences. Scroll down for upcoming zoom events.

Fall 2022

Summer Robe (Hito-e) in fine crepe silk with embroidery and stencil dyed dots, Edo Period, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, # 2019.16.1

Painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Madame Rivière, 1805, Paris, Musée du Louvre.

Image: courtesy Veronique Kadi Lecrosnier

Summer Summary

ZOOM EVENT Tuesday 13 September 2022 6-7 PM, EDT

Let us catch up and share textile experiences that we had this Summer.

Karthika will share highlights of the exhibition Kimono Style: The John C. Weber Collection at the Metropolitan Museum.

You are invited to share your experiences too. Please write to:


Kashmir Shawls - A Collector's Perspective

ZOOM EVENT Tuesday 11 October 2022 6-7 PM, EDT

Please note that this event will be different from our usual format. We will have a mix of a recording, slides, and Q&A. The audience is welcome to submit photographs of Kashmir and European shawls for an in-depth exploration of Kashmir Shawls.

David Reisbord, retired neurologist presents his Kashmir shawl collection. This event will consist of an edited recording of a presentation made for the Textile Museum Associates of Southern California's annual Patron visit and reception, which was a virtual collections visit in 2020. The presentation will focus on how David uses precisely dated paintings by European artists to date his pieces. We will also see a 'Show and Tell' of some of David's treasures in conversation with Clarissa M. Esguerra, Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The recording will be punctuated with slides to delve deeper into technical details of woven and embroidered shawls, and how to differentiate hand loomed Kani shawls from Jacquard shawls. We will also have a live Q&A session with David and Clarissa (to be confirmed).


We will also have an in-person event to examine Kashmir shawl fragments up close at the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection. Date to be confirmed.

Color - trends and the construction of palettes

ZOOM EVENT Saturday, 19 November 2022, 10-11 AM EDT, (4-5 PM France)

Veronique Kadi Lecrosnier is a colorist and textile designer based in La Rochelle, France. She has over 25 years of experience in luxury ready to wear (prêt à porter de luxe) knits, prints, jacquard and embroidery. Some of her clients are Agnès B, Kenzo, Guigou and Sfate & Combier. Veronique advises the federation of French tanners, the Centre Technique du Cuir on color trends - the focus of this event.

Veronique will share how she goes about putting together a color palette starting with a spontaneous intuitive approach and gradually structuring it to form cohesive gammes or color combinations. Her approach to color is uniquely French with influences from her native Brittany, Morocco and India where she traveled extensively during her student days at the Ecole National Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.


This is the first of our events on the process of textile design. The next event will be with Anne Corbiere, a designer who worked intensely with the fashion world in France in the 90s and early 2000s. Today she creates exclusive furnishing fabrics shown in showrooms in Paris, London, NY, Austin Tx, LA.  Anne will speak to us on 04/21/2023.

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