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: 08/22/14
Updated: 08/22/14
Updated: 08/22/14

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Classes in Textiles with Ann Morton this fall. Check out the scheduleat Paradise Valley CC in Phoenix. http://ow.ly/Alqv3
The Fabric Workshop and Museum presents "Mother and Child Reunion" by Artist-in-Residence Kazumi Tanaka. http://ow.ly/Alq9s
Craft in America Center presents "Body Conscious: Southern California Fiber" Aug 23 to Oct 25 http://ow.ly/AlpJv
#CallForEntry "Materials Hard and Soft" More information from Greater Denton Arts Council. Deadline is September 5th!
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Turns out the mind needs to wander:


Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain
www.nytimes.com
Vacation isn’t a luxury. Neither is daydreaming. Don’t skimp.




METHOD Announces Barbara De Pirro and Katie Miller in "Vorfreude".Now through August 23. http://ow.ly/AloP8
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130 textile works will dance in Spanish breezes starting 8/14: http://www.artalvent.com/index.php/en/





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130 textile works will dance in Spanish breezes starting 8/14:


Art al Vent XI
www.artalvent.com
International exposition of contemporary textile art hangs from balconies of Gata de Gorgos, Spain




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Contextile biennial, now on in Portugal, awarded honorable mentions to SDA members Amanda Salm & April Dauscha. Congrats!


Contextile 2014 Awards
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Acquisition Prize went to "Naturaleza Desdoblada" by Mexican artist Miriam Medrez.




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Fiber Program's Dye Garden at U of N Texas gets some love in Hand/Eye:


The UNT Natural Dye Garden
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SDA Members make textile design history by contributing their explorations & experiments via 12" x 12" swatch. Join us!


SDA Swatch Collection: A Textile Arts Resource
www.surfacedesign.org



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SDA Journal Editor Marci McDade curated "Fail-Safe: Discomforts Close to Home" exhibition now on at Hap Gallery, PDX: http://hapgallery.com/





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SDA Journal Editor Marci McDade curated "Fail-Safe: Discomforts Close to Home" exhibition now on at Hap Gallery, PDX: http://hapgallery.com/





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Malian-born artist-designer Aboubakar Fofana champions natural indigo in NYC:


Reviving a Dyeing Technique
www.nytimes.com



Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Quilts of Gwendolyn Ann Magee on display at Gatewood Gallery UofNC Sept 11- Nov 8. http://ow.ly/zX916
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Wrapping with crochet is not a new idea, but wrapping another maker's work with it is well done here by Portugal's Joana Vasconcelos (of Venice Biennale fame):


Ceramic Animal & Insect Sculptures Wrapped in Crochet
www.thisiscolossal.com



Help The Lake Chapala Projects stitch a river! Submit a swatch and be a part of this SDA member's project! http://lakechapalaprojects.wordpress.com/theriver/
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Turns out quilting is like a gym for your brain:


Learning New Skills Works Best To Keep Brain Sharp
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Adrienne Sloane workshop: Purl Jam, A Knitters Tea Party Aug 15-19 at Peter's Valley School of Craft http://ow.ly/zX8Ls
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Thanks to Tali at Textile Society of America for sharing this history of caftans:


Caftan Liberation: How an Ancient Fashion Set Modern Women Free
www.collectorsweekly.com



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