fiber + fabric: art • craft • design

The Surface Design Association is an international community engaged in the creative exploration of fiber & fabric. Our mission is to promote awareness & appreciation of the textile arts. Through member-supported publications, exhibitions & conferences, we inspire creativity, encourage innovation, & advocate excellence.

What Does Surface Design Mean To You?

Surface Design refers to any process that gives structure, pattern, or color to fiber & fabric. These include spinning, felting, papermaking, weaving, knotting, netting, looping, dyeing, painting, stitching, cutting, piecing, printing, quilting, & embellishing.

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Updated: 10/02/14
Updated: 10/02/14
Updated: 10/02/14

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Now in Boston: mainstream art world gets on board with importance of textile media in history of sculpture:


Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present
www.icaboston.org



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Georgia Rowswell is amoung several SDA members whose work is featured in this new survey with 800+ photos:


Textileart Around The World
www.textile-link.com



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SDA Member Debra Smith solo show now at Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, MO:


"Shifting Territory"...to unfamiliar places
www.pitch.com



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Felted fiberfill + sponges create a "cloud" with motion-triggered lightening & thunder - and streaming music. Who knew?


cloud.
www.richardclarkson.com



Women and Print: A Contemporary View at @SC_Williamson includes #SDAmember Paula Roland. Open now through Oct. 19th. http://ow.ly/BX8kW
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UK's Tom Hare uses basketry techniques to re-imagine a tree house:


Illuminated Woven Willow Tree House
www.thisiscolossal.com



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How will you celebrate Handweavers Guild of America's Spinning & Weaving Week 2014 - October 6 - 12?


Spinning & Weaving Week Events
www.weavespindye.org



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Moroccan stylist Hassan Hajjaj rocks pattern play of N Africa:


Portraits Of Moroccan Hipsters...
www.huffingtonpost.com



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"Thread Lines" brings together those pioneers who—challenging entrenched modernist hierarchies—first unraveled the distinction between textile and art:"


The Drawing Center | Thread Lines | NYC
www.drawingcenter.org



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Jane Lackey is among 2014 American Craft Council Fellows, awarded to makers who have "demonstrated excellence in their disciplines for at least 25 years".


Masters: Jane Lackey
craftcouncil.org



Ann Morton "Street Gems" in Tempe now until December 10th. http://ow.ly/BuBsW
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Check out our fiber-media focused art mag featuring Korean makers - east & west: http://www.surfacedesign.org/marketplace/products/sda-journal-summer-2014





UCross Foundation Residencies are available for 2015! http://www.ucrossfoundation.org/residency-program/apply/…
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Holly Stewart fabricates the phallus; her show at UMKC Gallery of Art closes 9/19:


Missouri Grandma Sculpts Giant Patchwork Penises
jezebel.com



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Textile Blog creator John Hopper's new publication will explore the unique perception artists channel to create their work:


New "Inspirational" Online Magazine
thetextileblog.blogspot.com



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SDA gave 10 K-12 educators scholarships to attend our 2011 conference - which inspired 3 of them to create a website resource for fiber arts educators. BRAVA to all!


Explore Fiber
www.explorefiber.com



#CallForEntry PleinAir magazine presents the 4th Annual PleinAir Salon. Deadline is September 30th. http://ow.ly/BuB2j
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Now on view at Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles:


New Directions: Textile Society of America's 1st Juried Exhibition
www.cafam.org



Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Quilts of Gwendolyn Ann Magee at the Gatewood Gallery of UNCG. Now to Nov. 8th http://ow.ly/BuAQr
Congrats to Marijke van Welzen who won 1st place in the 2014 Hoffman Challenge with her coat "Midsummernightsdream" http://ow.ly/BuAFl
Background image by Lynne Bruning