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!
In the heart of Los Angeles’ art & design district, this center takes you beyond the acclaimed TV series with its archive of books, videos + actual objects from the PBS documentaries. Exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations & concerts are offered as well. Let Patricia Malarcher give you a tour here.
Let Mickie be your guide to more resources on the web. This time it’s Green website at the Textile Museum, Art Blog Venetian Red + UK batik, African textiles & toppers then fiber bunnies made from recycled butts. Cigarette, that is. Link about it!
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!
Let Mickie be your guide to 3 excellent online resources: the Berg Fashion Library, the Textile Museum of Canada and the blog of Temple University/Tyler School of Art’s Fibers & Material Studies program. All are excellent sources of fiber! Also included is a link to Rutger’s Legacy Planning archive of videos from a recent conference on that topic.
SDA, Studio Art Quilt Associates and the Textile Department at San Francisco State University combined energies to create REINVENTION, a regional conference that took place in mid-March. Revisit or–if you could not attend–sample some selected high points from this multi-faceted event that was packed with ideas and inspiration.