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.
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!
Weave A Real Peace (WARP) started out as a get-together of textile lovers and grew into a group of textile activists. Find out how they support textile arts and artisans around the world – and offer tips for textile travel – from WARP (and SDA) Member Sara Goodman.
SDA website gets over 60,000 visitors a month and the Image Library is a top destination for all those eyeballs. Make sure your work and contact information are visible – even if you already have a website. Find out how here and create an SDA networking and uploading party to make it happen.
Get to know 3 more dedicated volunteers who have stepped up to share their vision and energy to build a bigger, better SDA. Meet Deborah Kruger, Ann Graham and Vivian Mahlab here.
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.
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.
SDA Member Melodie Flook (at left) was among 4 student/ designers who won SURTEX 2011 designext competition – and a booth of her own at the NYC trade show. Find out what it’s like to be there + get good backstory on 4 textile design schools in the US, CA & UK.
Let Marci Rae McDade, former editor of Fiberarts magazine, be your guide in this first of 2 Confluence reviews she has contributed. Read & see her very positive impressions of the June event in Minneapolis and consider her insightful suggestions for the 2013 conference in San Antonio, TX.