Silk

alchemy: veriditas
April 24th, 2014
The Claim
April 19th, 2014
Outside These Walls
March 28th, 2014
boundaries (detail)
March 21st, 2014
East of the Sun and West of the Moon (Diana Krall)
March 18th, 2014
Some Other Spring (Billie Holliday)
March 18th, 2014
Up Jumped Spring (Freddie Hubbard)
March 18th, 2014
Up Jumped Spring (Freddie Hubbard) detail
March 18th, 2014
Rust and Indigo Shibori Scarves
March 16th, 2014
Yo (Heart) Tetris
March 15th, 2014
Gold Waves & Triangles
March 11th, 2014
Sticks and Dots
March 11th, 2014
Sky into water / Tides
March 6th, 2014
Nuno Felted Floral Dress
March 6th, 2014
Seamless  NunoFelted Black T-Shirt Dress
March 6th, 2014
Seamless Nuno Felted T-Shirt Tunic
March 6th, 2014

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Now on at Phoenix Art Museum: an exhibition about how economics, ecology & labor ethics are driving a revival of fashion made in USA.


"Fashioned In America"
www.phxart.org



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NPR examines the plight of the sari:


Love Is Saying 'Sari': The Quest To Save A South Asian Tradition
www.npr.org



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Color values vary in the marketplace:


Want to save money on fashion? Try buying pink
blogs.marketwatch.com



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Textile & fiber as art medium is a featured topic at SOFA Chicago 11/7 - 9.


SOFA CHICAGO 2014 Lecture Series
www.sofaexpo.com



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Hot upcoming textile futures conference in UK:


"Transition" at University of Huddersfield / UK / Nov 26-27
www.hud.ac.uk



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Despite its title, this article gives an interesting overview of art market's new attitude toward textile media:


Soft fabrics have solid appeal
www.theartnewspaper.com



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Former SDA President's 2-part retrospective on now:


Textile innovator Jason Pollen has 30-year retrospective in KC, MO.
www.kansascity.com



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Hooray for Art Majors! Survey shows recent graduates find satisfying work + pay - but need more teaching & career management training:


That Arts Degree Is Paying Off
www.psmag.com



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Outstanding show of sculptural forms & extraordinary objects in textile media now on at Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, MA:


The New Textiles, 2014
mobilia-gallery.com



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Who knew? Knot expert Des Pawson runs a Museum of Knots in UK:


In Praise of the Humble Knot
tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com
They’re as old as humankind, used by practically every person on the planet every day - and under-appreciated.




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Mainstream artist Richard Tuttle references fabrics in "weave" + "textile" focus of his new show at Tate Modern/London - opening today, 10/14/14.


www.tate.org.uk
www.tate.org.uk



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Textiles go Nobel! Creator of Rugmark/Goodweave child-labor-free certification wins the big one:


Who is India’s Kailash Satyarthi, the other Nobel Peace Prize winner?
www.washingtonpost.com



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Love Japanese textiles? Get insider access via these annual tours led by SDA member Yoshiko Wada:


Slow Fiber Studios Tours of Japanese Textile Arts
www.surfacedesign.org



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Surfaces created by dissolving:


Meredith Woolnough’s Embroideries Mimic Delicate Forms of Nature
www.thisiscolossal.com



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It's contest season! Vote for SDA Member Kim Eichler-Messmer to help her win West Elm Small Business Grant, here: https://www.westelmlocalgrant.com/





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Vote until 10/13 for SDA Member Rowland Rickett's indigo textiles, a finalist in Martha Stewart's American Made contest:


Ricketts Indigo
www.marthastewart.com



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Basketry meets beekeeping in a functional sculpture:


The Sun Hive: Experimental Natural Beekeeping
milkwood.net



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Procion MX dyeing demystified, here:


Consult “Dyeing Alchemy” To Enhance Procion MX Dyeing
www.surfacedesign.org
Intimidated by complex math involved in dyeing fabric by weight to get consistent - and reproducible - results? Let Diane Franklin make it easy.




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Is this a widely-held sentiment?


New "Why I Quilt" Tee
teespring.com



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New grant opportunity for makers who create via socially engaged practices - like Otto Von Busch, show here:


SDA Socially Engaged Practices Grant
www.surfacedesign.org
New grant will be awarded to members who further SDA's educational mission by using their art & design skills and concepts to directly...