Silk

Allium
March 6th, 2015
Memory of Rose
March 5th, 2015
Aggregating Anemones
March 4th, 2015
Red Clay Dress
March 2nd, 2015
Geometry of Chance
March 1st, 2015
safflower pillows exploring carved board clamp resist
February 27th, 2015
A Bridge Between Equals
February 23rd, 2015
Close-up Venice square scarf-"Paddy" in Lavender-purple with leafy pattern
February 19th, 2015
Venice square scarf-"Paddy"  in Lavender/purple with leafy pattern-found somewhere in Dunfermline, Scotland
February 19th, 2015
Sunshine Coast cosy throw-Branches side-Close-up
February 13th, 2015
Sunshine Coast cosy throw-Branches side
February 13th, 2015
Sunshine Coast cosy throw
February 13th, 2015
Venice scarf-close-up-"Frances"
February 13th, 2015
Venice scarf-"Frances"-can be found somewhwhere in Dunblane, Scotland
February 13th, 2015
Venice square scarf-"Paddy"
February 12th, 2015
On the Fence
February 11th, 2015

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Looking for a textile-arts focused employment opportunity? Love building relationships, networking & new products? Consider becoming SDA's new Advertising Manager. Details here:


SDA Seeks New Ad Manager
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Congratulations to SDA Member, Karen D. Miller Studio, on her upcoming solo exhibit at Shenkman Arts Centre / Centre des arts Shenkman, and on her work gracing the cover of #Ottawa's official 2015 art galleries guide! More info: http://www.surfacedesign.org/events/frame-fraym


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Feeling super, super excited right now! I went to pick up the new City of Ottawa galleries guide for the upcoming session so that I could see my exhibit listing and to my complete surprise look who is on the front cover!!!! :)



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The wondrous netted installations of Janet Echelman -- in this interview with Marci Rae McDade, Editor of Surface Design Journal: http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/janet-echelman-the-complete-interview


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Sculptor Janet Echelman rarely has time to give talks - but she accepted SDA's invitation.




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Nick Cave - Visual Artist on Kuba cloths, as part of The Artist Project, new from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Nick Cave on Kuba cloths | The Artist Project Season 1 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

'I think sometimes simplicity is the most powerful form.'




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SDA Member Spotlight: Nancy Nakamoto. View Nancy's and many other members' work in SDA Image Gallery: http://www.surfacedesign.org/users/nancy-nakamoto

Nancy is also the Arizona State SDA Rep.





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This one is a MUST share. Via BBC News: "The Bolivian women who knit parts for hearts."


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The Aymara women of Bolivia are using their centuries-old knitting and weaving skills to make parts to help children with holes in their hearts.




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Is your application for MATERIALITIES: Contemporary Textile Arts Catalogue & Exhibition ready yet? We encourage you to submit work of any size or format that demonstrates innovative use of textile media. Any textile technique or material is acceptable, including the use of nontraditional materials and time arts, such as video and sound. Get MORE INFO here: http://www.surfacedesign.org/subpage/call-entries-members-catalog-exhibition





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New 2015 work from Surface Design Association member artists: Elizabeth Fram http://www.surfacedesign.org/users/elizabeth-fram





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Mixed media workshops with SDA member Hollie Heller at Art Retreat Tamarindo in Costa Rica.


Hollie Heller

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Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette at Bard Graduate Center opens April 3, 2015. http://bit.ly/1N6u0BX


Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette

April 3–July 26, 2015 at Bard Graduate Center Gallery More: http://www.bgc.bard.edu/gallery/gallery-at-bgc/fashioning-the-body.html Having garnered high accl...




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SDA Member Julie B. Booth teachers several surface design classes, including "Patching, Stitching, Weaving: Creating Healing Cloth", where students explore personal symbolism to create a richly stitched and meaningful cloth. A report from Julie's recent class: http://bit.ly/1brGXbO


Julie B Booth: Healing Cloth Workshop
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Congratulations to Shannon Stratton on her appointment as Chief Curator at MAD | Museum of Arts and Design! Stratton holds MFA (Fiber & Material Studies) and MA (Art History) from SAIC. She joins MAD after 12 years as founder and executive director of Threewalls, a Chicago contemporary arts org.

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Museum of Arts and Design Appoints Shannon Stratton as New Chief Curator
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Final days to nominate outstanding students for SDA awards recognizing innovation in textile media. http://www.surfacedesign.org/get-involved/apply-sda-award-grant


2014 SDA Outstanding Student Awards

2014 Surface Design Association Outstanding Student Award Recipient. For information on this year's award opportunities, go to: http://www.surfacedesign.org/get-involved/apply-sda-award-grant




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Women to watch in the art world:


25 Women Curators On the Rise
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What It Really Takes to Be an Artist: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Genius Awardee Teresita Fernández’s Commencement Address, via Brain Pickings.


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"Being an artist is not just about what happens when you are in the studio. The way you live, the people you choose to love and the way you




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Summer 2015 Workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts: Feltmaking, Basketry, Weaving, and more. http://bit.ly/1CNrNII

Triangles in Grey, Red, Gold, White, Browns and Blue by HAYSTACK INSTRUCTOR Christy Matson, 2012.





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#ThrowbackThursday The cover of Surface Design Association Journal from Spring 1993: Painting on Silk. Artist: Linda Raffel





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SDA Member Spotlight: Janine Thornton (Applique on cotton). View Janine's + many other members' work in SDA Image Gallery: http://www.surfacedesign.org/users/janine-thornton





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4 more weeks to see "Women Fashion Power" at Design Museum in London. For exhibitions, conferences, workshops & other events, visit Surface Design Association calendar: http://www.surfacedesign.org/calendar/calendar