Linda, who learned to weave from her mother, researched the textiles of Southeast Asia for her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin. For her Master’s thesis, she explored the use of hand-woven textiles in the formation of national identity in Thailand. She is presently a Ph.D. candidate at Simon Fraser University, Canada, studying Lao textiles.
Linda has given presentations and published articles on various topics related to textiles in the U.S. and in Thailand. She has also published a small manual on handicraft production for a development project in Laos.
In addition to serving as curator of the textile exhibition for the August 2005 symposium sponsored by the James H.W. Thompson Foundation in conjunction with Jim Thompson -- The Thai Silk Company, Linda also led a 4-day trip during the symposium to northern Thailand and southern Laos. As part of her academic research, Linda has lived with the Phuthai weavers of southern Laos.
She is a member of the Textile Society of America as well as a Board member of the Thai Textile Society.
The Jim Thompson Center for Textile and the Arts is located at the Jim Thompson House, 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok (BTS: National Stadium station).
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