Publications

Since its debut in 1976, the quarterly, full color Surface Design Journal -  one of the most prestigious publications on textiles in the world - has enticed members to renew and receive another year of visual and conceptual inspiration. It features articles on a theme, interviews, Exposure for members' work, and Spotlight on Education.

Unsurpassed in the world of non-profit arts organizations, the custom-designed NewsBlog replaced the printed Newsletter in 2010. It features stories about members' creative accomplishments and resources for enhancing creative growth and building community. The eNews email announces opportunities, exhibitions, and Board news.

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If you are an American maker, you can nominate yourself for 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards. Deadline August 29:


Nominations 101
www.marthastewart.com



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Warsaw-based artist laces it up:


Urban Jewelry: Lace Street Art by NeSpoon
www.thisiscolossal.com



Watch Jane Dunnewold on Web TV: "The Quilt Show" with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims! http://ow.ly/zHxh4
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Artist Kara Walker reflects on her early success + offers advice in this short video for ART21:


Kara Walker: Starting Out
www.art21.org



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Worth the 45+ minutes it takes to watch it; get to know who's making the future now:


The Next Black - A film about the Future of Clothing




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For those working with color:


Can You Pass A Color Blind Test?
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Loom bands? Those rainbow loops created by a Michigan dad:


Dress Made Of 20,000 Loom Bands Sells For More Than $200,000 on ebay
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#CallforEntry Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art Deadline is October 31, 2014 http://ow.ly/zihVd
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Kornit teamed up with FIT Textile Surface Design students to promote new environmentally-friendly, easy-does-it digital printer:


Kornit - Direct to Garment
www.kornit.com



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Scientist quits his day job to devote his life to folding paper:


Online Origami Tutorials Eclipse the Traditional Manual
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ArtQuilt Gallery NYC hosts an upcoming exhibit by Barbara McKie "Quilts from Nature" http://ow.ly/zihDZ
Pleased to announce that longtime partner @Surface_Design will participate in the Partner Pavilion at the fair! #sofa21 #sofapartner
Check out summer workshops with Gunnel Hag in Toronto, CA. http://ow.ly/zihnB
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Holland Cotter of NYT calls this "the most unassumingly beautiful show I’ve seen in NYC this summer."


‘Waterweavers’ / Bard Graduate Center
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Master of Materials Phyllida Barlow has inaugural "Gig" at new H&W gallery in Somerset, UK:


Exhibitions / Hauser & Wirth
www.hauserwirth.com



Who is in Rhode Island for #HGAconv? How was the fashion show? @hgaconvergence
Mirka Knaster, is part of the The Sea Ranch Art Tour. Her textile studio is open for the tour Labor Day weekend http://ow.ly/zfurH
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UK-born Sophie Standing paints the wildlife in Kenya with thread:


Elaborate Textile 'Collages' of African Wildlife
www.thisiscolossal.com



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The sobering surface of what we throw away:


Lying Down in a Week's Worth of Trash
www.mymodernmet.com



Background image by Daniella Woolf