past programs

This page features an archive of our previous programs, including summits, member events, and other programs.

desertx parallel project

We teamed up with our friends at Makerville Studio in Palm Desert to create a DesertX 2019 Parallel Project. Multiple Textile Arts LA members participated, creating work for “Looming Shelter,” a collaborative installation on Makerville property.

2018 material swap

A swap-barter-giveaway event we held at Helms Design Center as a holiday get together. Many brought materials, tools, containers, artwork to pass along to other eager artists. Attendance was free and we will be holding another event like this at the end of every year.


Our first annual Textile Summit focusing on the idea of Mindful Materials. Speakers on Saturday included Carmen Artigas, Kristine Upesleja, Lynn Siodmak of Outerknown, among others. Followed by a workshop with the Dogwood Dyer and a Mending Circle with Ruth Souza on Sunday.


We had the pleasure of hosting A. McLean Emenegger and Shira Podolsky for our first sessions of POD. These workshops focused on the business of art and accounting for artists. We plan to host these workshops in spring/fall sessions.


2018 artist-in-residence

Our first artist in residency, Aneesa Shami, had access to a Helms Design Center showroom for six weeks. The space was conducive to large scale construction and the public nature of the showroom served as an informal on-going exhibition. We hope to host another residency in the very near future.

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past events archive

This archive includes all past events that we have posted on our Calendar, including Textile Arts LA Member exhibitions and events, and Greater Los Angeles area exhibitions and events.


2018 membership meeting

Textile Arts LA invited all members to a summer gathering to meet one another and discuss upcoming programs and services for our members.