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!
SDA Swatch Library’s makeover is now complete! Renamed “SDA Swatch Collections”, this unrivaled compendium of textile patterning techniques – and benefit of SDA membership – is available for your next classroom or fiber confab. Book a look here.
SDA website gets over 60,000 visitors a month and the Image Library is a top destination for all those eyeballs. Make sure your work and contact information are visible – even if you already have a website. Find out how here and create an SDA networking and uploading party to make it happen.
East Carolina University students like to get off – campus, that is – and money is no obstacle. Read how a posse of 8 made it to “Identity” conference in Philadelphia (April 2012) by raising funds through their high-energy textile guild. Expect to see more of them!
Get to know 3 more dedicated volunteers who have stepped up to share their vision and energy to build a bigger, better SDA. Meet Deborah Kruger, Ann Graham and Vivian Mahlab here.
Textile artist & traveler Christina Conklin came home with a creative epiphany well worth the price of the journey to 8ISS at the end of 2011. Experience some Hong Kong highlights in her take on the unprecedented event & exhibitions.
Join SDA Board & Staff in thanking Candace Edgerley as she moves on after 3 years of leadership as SDA President. She’ll be moving forward to focus on her studio work, teaching and travel. Add your thanks via comments section that follows this tribute.
Welcome a board, indeed! Get to know the face, commitment and SDA to-do list of each of these 3 new and very accomplished board members: Susan Taber Avila (CA), Jeanne Raffer Beck (NY) & Teresa Paschke (IA).