Textile Society of America offers biennial symposia that increasingly feature contemporary makers using textile media alongside the latest research from historical, social and technical perspectives. Get an insider’s view on the 2012 event + preview 2014. Call for Papers ends October 1, 2013!
SDA 2013 conference hit its marks with world-class speakers and extraordinary exhibitions. Experience it here – whether or not you were there yourself – through the eyes of new member and textile-focused PhD student Jennifer Leary, who makes the “interface” theme reverberate via a thoughtful analysis.
Sculptor Janet Echelman rarely has time to give talks – but she accepted SDA’s invitation. She delivered an extraordinary keynote that brought in•ter•face conference audience to their feet with thunderous applause in appreciation of her powerful imagination. Read the unabridged version of her interview in SDA Journal Spring 2013 issue here.
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.
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!
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!
From gowns with lace trim that took 3 months to make to lace experiments in monofilament, Europe is the place for lace – both “traditional” and contemporary. Let UK lacemaker/author (& SDA member) Jane Atkinson take you along as she and a friend hit last summer’s continental “networking” events.
Whether you saw some of the FiberPhiladelphia 2012 shows last Spring and have your own rave faves – or didn’t get to go and wish you had, check out this *highlights* tour. Marci McDade punches your ticket to a recap of this massive textile event.
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!
Find out how SDA-Washington State took the idea for a 4 hour networking event and turned it into a 2-day symposium, members’ exhibition + studio/vendor tour – with a waiting list. If you’d like to get this kind of energy flowing in your area, let Peggy O’Heron’s story get you started. Then just add your own collective expertise and passion for the textile arts to make it happen.