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.
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.
Marci Rae McDade invites us to meet her in St. Louis for a recap of Innovations in Textiles 9 event there last Fall. Savor her itinerary and outstanding images of innovative work in this comprehensive overview. “Follow the Leader” site-specific installation/performance by Guerra de la Paz shown at left.
SDA Europe Representative Karina van Vught recently planned & hosted a 2nd confab of SDA members at Zijdelings, her textile arts center in Tilburg, NL. Mirjam Pet-Jacobs gives an overview of the outstanding “Ecovision” 2-day program.