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!
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.
In my workshop “Embellished Textile Assemblages”, I will be emphasizing both the craft of stitching & bead embroidery as well as ‘happy accidents’ of intuitive compositions and meaning that can arise from serendipitous material combinations. Participants are encouraged to bring a variety of objects/mementos that are visually and/or emotionally compelling. Plan to leave with a completed workshop relic!
Susan’s work often begins with a found object—a shoe last, a mannequin hand, an old ammunition box—that becomes part of the stage set she assembles to draw the viewer in. “I work intuitively, without loom, pattern, or graph.”