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Current Exhibits


The Bird in the Textile Arts: The Extraordinary in Thread


Our downstairs gallery exhibit, The Bird in the Textile Arts, is now open for tours by appointment.
     Tours are $3.00 per person, booked for Monday through Saturday, at either 1:00 or 3:00 PM. Contact us to make arrangements to see this beautiful presentation of birds from all cultures, from all eras, and from a wide variety of textile art forms.



Worn to Dance: 1920s Fashion and Beading


The deadline for our third-floor gallery show, WORN TO DANCE, has officially been extended!
     Contact us in advance to book your tour. Tours are $3.00 per person, scheduled for Monday, Friday, and Saturday, at either 1:00 or 3:00 PM. Read more details here





Recent Exhibits


Piña

The Phillipine Cloth of Pride, Endurance & Passion

June 2017 - May 2018

Shawls of Lace

A New Beginning

May 18, 2019 - May 5, 2020




Past Exhibits


The Fringed Shawl

Transcending Generations & Cultures

April 6, 2018 - October 5, 2019

The Boteh of Kashmir & Paisley

The Signature from the Most Revered Cloths of Creation

June 29, 2018 - February 2, 2019

Tatting

From Concept to Conceptual Art

June 4, 2016 - April 1, 2017

Nets Through Time

Netting and Its Vital Connection to Filet Lace

September 26, 2015 - September 30, 2016

"I Did!"

Wedding Finery & the Affirmations of Past Generations

June 5, 2015 - Aptil 2, 2016

Paper - Iron - Passion

The Paper Cuts of Turburam "Turo" Sandagdorj

February 6 - April 25, 2015

Nineteenth Century Lace

The Emergence of the Middle Class

October 4, 2014 - April 4, 2015

Smocking

Fabric Manipulation and Beyond

March 8, 2014 - October 4, 2014

Mommy & Me

A Century of Children's Dress

May 3rd - September 6, 2014

Early Italian Needlework

September 28, 2013 - February 8, 2014

Mourning Becomes Her

Sentimentality & Sorrow in Fashion 1860-1920

March 30th - August 3, 2013

Treasures of the Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles

September 22, 2012 - February 2, 2013

That Hat!

100 Years of Hats in Fashion

May 3rd - September 6, 2014

The Asuit Cloth

March 2012

Knitted Lace of Estonia

September 17, 2011 - February 4, 2012

Foundations

The Making of the Silhouette

April 8, 2011 - July 30, 2011

Embroidery

The Extraordinary Needle and Spirit

September 25, 2010 - February 1, 2011

The World of the Twenties

April 1 - September 1, 2010

California's Living Knitted Lace Treasures

A Tribute to Gracie Larsen and Marguerite Shimmons

September 26, 2009 - February 1, 2010

Lace Comes of Age

Tape Lace from the 17th to the 21st Centuries

October 4, 2008 - February 3, 2009

Lace I Love

From the Collection of Susan Glinert Stevens

June 2 - September 30, 2008

Beyond the Pattern

The Quintessence of Fashion

March 31 - August 2, 2008

Threads of Comfort

The Work of our Mothers' Hands

January 2 - April 30, 2008

Needle Lace

Born of Thread & Air—Stretching the Limits of Needle & Soul

October 1, 2007 - February 2, 2008

Knitted Lace

Two Needles, Thread, and Magic

June 30 - November 3, 2007

Sasha Kagan's Crochet Inspirations

July 7 - September 30, 2007

Bridal Fantasies

The Fashion of Dreams

March 30 - August 4, 2007

Memories in Beads

Forever Borne by the Frailty of Thread

March 30 - April 30, 2007

Whitework

The Merging of Needle, Thread, Cloth and Spirit

October 2, 2006 - February 5, 2007

Inside Out

Detail in Dress, 1850 to the Jazz Age

April 1 - August 1, 2005

Romanian Lace

Costume & Sentimental Embroideries

October 1 - November 30, 2005

Imagery in Lace

October 1 - November 30, 2005

Irish Crochet Lace

150 Years of a Tradition

April 1 - July 30, 2005

"New" Knitting

The Knitting of Debbie New

July 15 - July 30, 2005




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