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.
Learn how to create highly-charged textiles in this remarkable workshop with Jennifer Leary. Experience – and capture – the patterns of electromagnetism using textile techniques similar to stamping. Find out more about this 2-day in•ter•face pre-conference workshop in San Antonio (June 2013) here!
In the heart of Los Angeles’ art & design district, this center takes you beyond the acclaimed TV series with its archive of books, videos + actual objects from the PBS documentaries. Exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations & concerts are offered as well. Let Patricia Malarcher give you a tour here.
Surtex, USA’s well-known textile design & licensing show, has an annual contest to recognize emerging designers. But London has a whole show – New Designers – dedicated to introducing each new class of design graduates to an industry hungry for new talent. Check out 2012′s winners here.
After some initial resistance to hearing that a beloved tree blocked the “ch’i”, Patricia Malarcher rearranged her studio according to the creativity- and prosperity-supporting principles of “feng shui”. Take advantage of her research into these fascinating ideas about how energy flows to enhance your workplace – and life.
If you’d like to turn your passion for textiles into your livelihood, take some cues from recent Cornell grad (+ SDA member) Jessie Fair. With a day job at a prestigious fashion company, 2 online stores AND freelance clients like H&M, she strives to keep her fiber focus in flow & in balance.
If you’ve ever dreamed of taking your work to the next level via a residency, TAC offers studio, community and critique all-in-one in the super-charged cultural matrix of NYC. With scholarships & work-study now available, 6 winners only have to find an *actual* residence. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 1!
eTextiles evangelist & digital diva Lynne Bruning asks hard questions and shares the answers she’s found while navigating the rapids of competition entry. Let her insights help you cut through the chaos and caveat about getting your work out there.
If your work – or life – feels stuck or out-of-focus as a new year begins, catch a fresh wind from the experience of 3 participants who are taking Jane Dunnewold’s independent study course to find creative clarity. Linda Witte Henke shares her perspective.