Award Jurors Judy Bales & John Marshall get real about the challenge of judging fashion shows as well as the rationale behind their winning choices for SDA 2013 Member Fashion Show “Fabricate”. View the winning work plus comments by awardees and sage advice from judges.
Re-view or – view anew – images from a book that has inspired several generations of outrageous fashion statements plus a few controversies. See the vest that a Balenciaga designer was busted for knocking off. Let author Alexandra Hart introduce you to the new 3rd edition, now being used as a textile book for “counter-couture”.
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.
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!
Take another fiber cyber-safari with Mickie as your guide. Bag some tasty knotting from a Macrame Master. Check out Canadian “World of Threads” artists’ profiles. Peruse UK’s Silk Painters Guild + American Tapestry Alliance online galleries. Watch tech geek fashion in action…just pick a click.
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.
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 Linen Biennial, a suite of international exhibitions at heritage sites in the Portneuf region by the St. Lawrence River (June-October, 2011), honored the flax and linen culture that 17th century farmers fr0m Ulster, Ireland, brought to Quebec. Patricia Malarcher takes you on a tour of the fashion, fine art and craft that were featured this year.
After years of being asked by her students to publish a book on her work and research, “Ambassador of Bojagi” Chunghie Lee has recently released this beautiful volume on the traditional Korean patchwork process and how it has been transformed and reinterpreted in the 21st century.