Whether or not you use looping techniques to express your ideas, you’ll enjoy this glimpse of those who do. Let knitter (and SDA Area Representative from MA) Adrienne Sloane take you to a recent international confab in the UK, where she encountered lots of local color – along with some knitting royalty.
SDA Finance Director Joy Stocksdale – who has also been state rep, regional rep, editorial assistant, executive director + collective memory of SDA – is stepping down after 25 years of service. Take a moment to appreciate this stalwart behind-the-scenes advocate for our textile arts community via this Ode to Joy. We’ll miss her!
SDA’s biennial conferences are a multi-faceted meeting of our members, who often ask how the program gets chosen. So here’s a glimpse behind the curtain at a few of the faces behind the creation of in•ter•face, our 17th International confab. We’re taking full advantage of everything “textile” San Antonio has to offer – and more!
Love the blues? Get the backstory on the making of the 2011 documentary “Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo” by filmmaker (and SDA Member) Mary Lance. See snapshots of her journey all over the globe to gather the big picture of indigo’s history and use – past and present.
San Antonio, host city of SDA’s upcoming in•ter•face conference, offers unprecedented access to the textile talent of local luminaries. Lalon & Theresa Alexander are Lesage-trained masters of embroidery whose work has been featured in spectacular Broadway, TV & film productions. They’ll be demonstrating the techniques used by professionals. Embroidery is hot. Take yours to the stars!
What usually matters most to makers is their work – and studio time to make it. But it’s also crucial to write effectively about your work and the work of other artists in order to create a vibrant dialogue within your field. Take your writing to the next level! Learn to write a review of an artist’s work or a gallery exhibition in this 3-day in•ter•face post-conference workshop.
Now you can take 2 “workshops” with American Shibori Master Ana Lisa Hedstrom – at your convenience in your own home / studio. After years of being asked to document her creative process and exploration of arashi shibori, smocking and stitched resists, she’s finally made it available on 2 videos. Find out more, in her own words, here.
In 2010, artist Anne Wilson invited participation in an interactive public art project that explored both past and present of textile history in Knoxville, Tennessee. Let Surface Design Journal Editor Marci McDade give you access to this ambitious and thoughtful installation via her review of the exhibition catalog.
Best-selling “World of Rozome” book by American master of Japanese wax resist Betsy (now Kiranada) Sterling Benjamin is out of print – but no matter. You can study with her via CD with bonus material added. Or get her instruction on Ro-kata, or wax stencil resist, from her latest DVD. It’s all here!