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.
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.
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.
Get the real story behind what it takes to plan and shoot a video how-to about your favorite textile technique or creative process. SDA member Anne Selby (UK) generously shares her insights on making one about arashi shibori that includes the award-winning machine she designed.
The next time your creative energy feels stuck or blocked, Kaino Hopper suggests taking a workshop with Shingo Sato, the most famous Japanese designer no one has heard of. His innovative methods for sculpting the surface of garments will shift your paradigm.
There will be a Confluence of styles the moment the textile tribe begins to assemble in Minneapolis for the 2011 International conference June 4th. Sample these visual appetizers as you get ready to roll into Minnesota. If you’re not going, get a taste of what you’ll miss – and of SDA’s commitment to advocating for excellence in the textile arts.
Check out the awards, commissions and collaborations SDA Members Patricia Greaves (UK), Dawn Edwards (Michigan) and Kathie Kerler (Oregon) created and won in 2010. Dawn Edward’s “Triton’s Horn” (Felt & Mixed Media) is shown at left.
To entice you to register for CONFLUENCE: 2011 International Surface Design Conference in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (June 9-12), this issue spotlights featured speakers Pat Hickman and India Flint along with SDA’s President Emeritus Jason Pollen, who will have an exhibition there. Other articles consider ways in which the notion of “confluence” is textile-specific, where “ideas meet and mingle”–whether it be the surface design of municipal recycling trucks or how etsy.com has supercharged the DIY craft movement. Get your hot links here!
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