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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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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Kornit teamed up with FIT Textile Surface Design students to promote new environmentally-friendly, easy-does-it digital printer:


Kornit - Direct to Garment
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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
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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
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The sobering surface of what we throw away:


Lying Down in a Week's Worth of Trash
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Handweavers Guild of America is about to converge in Providence, RI. See related shows here:


A Lively Experiment: All Media Exhibition
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Now on at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA:


Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters & Innovators
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Rebozos get some love at Fashion & Textile Museum in London:


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Flax goes DIY in Wisconsin:


On Campus: UWGB’s Grow-Your-Own Flax Project
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The Flax Project at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay gives new meaning to “grow your own.” Find out how faculty worked across disciplines to make it happen from seed to multi-use fiber – and how happy-making the process was for everyone. Art Department Chair (and SDA Member) Alison Gates tells all.




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Congrats to 24 emerging makers!


Outstanding Student Award - 2014 | surfacedesign.org
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Nominated by their instructors, these outstanding undergraduate and graduate students received a one-year membership to SDA.




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Provocative idea:


x.pose

...is a wearable data-driven sculpture that exposes the skin as a real-time reflection of the data the wearer is producing.




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NEA honors Carolyn Mazloomi (Ohio) for her work & advocacy via Women of Color Quilter's Network:


NEA National Heritage Fellowships
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