Silk

Stairway to Heaven
July 24th, 2014
Butterfly Lovers; a Chinese Folk Story
July 24th, 2014
Motorcyclist Portrait Project: Laura
July 8th, 2014
Blackbirds at Her Feet # 1 & #2
July 8th, 2014
pecan/spring
July 7th, 2014
202
June 30th, 2014
Textiles in Situ
June 29th, 2014
Alchemy: The Ancestors Breath
June 29th, 2014
Sound Responsive LED Gown
June 28th, 2014
Quail Hollow
June 27th, 2014
Mogador Reservoir
June 27th, 2014
Her Other Existence
June 25th, 2014
"TURMENT"
June 16th, 2014
Wearables
June 15th, 2014
Bowl me Over Series
June 15th, 2014
Seeder
June 15th, 2014

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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 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





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New Textile Travel opportunities from Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco -- Marrakech to the Sahara. Itineraries and many photos at: http://culturaltoursmorocco.com/textiles/


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Our first Textile Tour starts tomorrow! This tour has proved so popular we have 2 tours running so why not come along in October! Check the website for details http://culturaltoursmorocco.com/textiles/



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This summer at Penland School of Crafts - "Experimental Patternmaking" workshop with Justin LeBlanc, Assistant Professor at NC State University and Project Runway Season 12 Finalist. http://penland.org/textiles/index.html





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India Flint on the hazards of transporting natural dyes + pigments. http://bit.ly/1CojWRo





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Attention, Surface Design Association members: multiple opportunities available from College Art Association for academics, scholars, artists, museum professionals --
Council of Field Editors (CAA Reviews): http://bit.ly/1EQS4WH
Editor-in-Chief (The Art Bulletin): bit.ly/1A6lnoh
CAA Board of Directors: bit.ly/1Axkajx
Reviews Editor (Art Journal): bit.ly/1BSyEvq
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SDA Member Ann Collier's research - in which some SDA members have participated - is news, here:


Study discovers power of art making on mood
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For people who work with textiles...it's no surprise the activity aids relaxation & improves mood.




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Virtuoso #knitting & #weaving from Peru. Thank you, Puchka Peru Textile Tours, for sharing!


REAL MEN KNIT - knitting in the Andes

Lots of men knit in the Andes and if you look closely at the needles you will see that they are made by hand from either re-cycled bike spokes or baling wire. The needles have little hooks on the ends to help draw up the finely hand-spun/dyed wool and alpaca. These pictures are from Apulaya. PS. DON'T LISTEN to people who tell you that you will get sick if you visit Peru and that there is no cure! We can get sick too when we visit your countries but only for a very short time as we adjust to your food and water but many people who travel with us don't get sick at all. We have ways to keep you healthy :)




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ART QUILTS OF THE MIDWEST is a March 2015 release from U of #Iowa Press, featuring a foreword by SDA Director and long-time SDA member Astrid Hilger Bennett, and the work of many SDA members, including Bonnie Peterson, Peggy Brown, Shin-hee Chin, Kate Gorman, Donna Katz, Diane Nunez, Pat Owoc, Luanne Rimel and Martha Warshaw.


Art Quilts of the Midwest | University of Iowa Press
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“Art Quilts of the Midwest explores the essence of present-day and historic midwestern life in art quilts.




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Via BBC News -- Weaving an artist's spell: the delicate Jaamdani sarees of Bangladesh.


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Bangladesh is often associated with cheap clothes produced for the mass market, but the delicate and much more expensive jamdani fabric is also made there.




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SDA Member Spotlight: Sue Hale ("Seeded Sprout"). View Sue's + many other members' work in SDA Image Gallery: http://www.surfacedesign.org/users/sue-hale

#felt #feltmaking #felting #fiberart





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It's #MuseumWeek 2015 time! Follow @SURFACE_DESIGN on Twitter for all the TEXTILE highlights! Hundreds of #museums & cultural institutions and their fans around the world celebrate #art and #culture together during #MuseumWeek. From behind-the-scenes glimpses at the life of museums, to museum secrets, to museum selfies, #MuseumWeek2015 will be great fun.

@SURFACE_DESIGN on Twitter will bring you highlights from Textile Museum of Canada, Fashion and Textile Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Musée du costume et du textile du Québec, and others.


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Working on your submission for MATERIALITIES catalog & exhibit? Tips on photographing your artwork on our Newsblog: http://bit.ly/19IHS7f


Call For Entries: Members' Catalog & Exhibition | surfacedesign.org
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