Pre-Conference Workshops at-a-glance

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Jackie Abrams, Woven Cathead Basket-Mixed Papers, detail, 4"h x 5" x 5", painted cotton paper covered with handmade papers, varnish, beads, waxed linen thread Photo: Al Karevy

Baskets and Surfaces
Jackie Abrams
www.jackieabrams.com

 

Janice Arnold, Palace Yurt Photo: Fred Conrad, NY Times

Professional Development: Creating a Personal Road
Map for Success -CANCELLED
Janice Arnold
www.jafelt.com

 

Kathyanne White, Forest Book 2, full, right page: digitally printed watercolor paper and encaustic; left page: digital prints on recycled beverage cans stung on thin hemp; crocheted together before attaching to the page. Photo courtesy of the artist

Digital Alternative
Surfaces-from Flat
to Dimensional

Kathyanne White
www.digitalalternativesurfaces.com

Kim Eichler-Messmer, Skyscape Summer, 2010, full, 40" x 50", Hand dyed quilt Photo courtesy of the artist

Exploring Color with Dye
Kim Eichler-Messmer
www.kimemquilts.com

 

Mo Kelman Selfsame Photo courtesy of the artist

Skins & Skeletons: 3-D Textile Constructions
Mo Kelman
www.mokelman.com

Kerr Grabowski, Starry Eyed, on model, deconstructed screen printing, hand painted, silk crepe jacket, chiffon sleeves Photo courtesy of the artist

Creating a Focus: Repetition,
Scale & Color

Kerr Grabowski
www.kerrgrabowski.com

Marlene True, Pocosin 3, Ephemeral Series, necklace, steel Photo courtesy of the artist

Ordinary Materials to
Extraordinary Jewelry

Marlene True
www.marlenetrue.com

Jenny Leary, Xray Coin Purse Photo courtesy of the artist

Magnetic Fields & Textiles: Making the Invisible Tangible
Jenny Leary
www.ferrofabric.com

Michael James, Past Tense, 2011, 31.25"h x 50"w, cotton & dyes Photo: Larry Gawel

Speaking of Craft: Practice & Critique
Michael James
cehs.unl.edu/mjames_quilts/index.html


Pre-Conference Tour

Hattie Elizabeth Brazelton gown from San Antonio's Fiesta Gown Exhibit 2012. Each year, the Witte Museum presents a specially themed Fiesta gown exhibit featuring gowns from their collection along with garments loaned by participants. For 2013, the Witte Museum will present "Patriotism in Pageantry: Fiesta Honors our Military" on view April 17 - August 18, 2013. Photo: Gary Stanko / Billo Smith Photography

Fiesta Embellished
San Antonio, TX

Tour Art Cloth Studios, view Witte Museum's spectacular Fiesta gowns & see Fiesta Festival exhibit at McNay Art Museum.


Post-Conference Workshops at-a-glance

Otto Von Busch, Fashion Fianchettos: The K-Road Kaiser, full, Fashion Fianchettos Project Photo courtesy of the artistStrategic Threads
Otto Von Busch
www.selfpassage.org
Bruning, eTextile Paraphernalia, 2012, full, supplies, tools and materials for creating eTextiles, soft circuits and wearable computing Photo: Lynne Bruning

eTextiles: Activate Your Fiber Arts
Lynne Bruning

www.etextilelounge.com

Naomi S Adams, Path, detail, 3-dimensional, hand dyed cotton batting; cut and reassembled into quilted collage Photo courtesy of the artist

Textile Bookmaking
Naomi Adams

www.killerbeedesigns.com

Naomi S Adams, Path, detail, 3-dimensional, hand dyed cotton batting; cut and reassembled into quilted collage Photo courtesy of the artist

Stitching as Drawing
Susan Brandeis

www4.ncsu.edu/~brandeis

Bean Gilsdorf, Flag for Kennedys, Before, 2012, full, 36" x 65", polyester, wool suiting, satin  Photo: Bean Gilsdorf

Be the Critic! Writing Boot Camp for Aspiring Authors
Bean Gilsdorf

www.beangilsdorf.com

Theresa Alexander & Lalon Alexander, Workshop 2, detail, hand embroidery, beadwork, heart design, golds and browns Photo courtesy of the artists

The (Teeny-Tiny) Pieces of My Heart: Beginning Tambour Embroidery
Lalon Alexander & Theresa Alexander

www.elephantembellishments.com

 

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NPR on amusing color factoids:


This Is Color
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A weird little lesson about color, in rainbow order.




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Author of "String, Felt, Thread" - the ground-breaking history of textile media in the art world - now at MAD in NYC:


Museum of Arts and Design Names Elissa Auther as Inaugural Windgate Research Curator
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Join our celebration of textile design innovation via latest Surface Design Journal, here: http://www.surfacedesign.org/marketplace/products/sda-journal-fall-2014





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Enter NOW to win 10 great textile arts books here:


TextileArtist.org contest offers books hand-picked by UK artist Sue Stone
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Catch up with this esteemed teacher who influenced several generations of makers at Cranbrook:


Gerhardt Knodel Insights & Images | ACC
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Yellow umbrellas + other works in fiber & fabric have become pro-democracy activist art in Hong Kong:


Rescuing Protest Artwork From Hong Kong’s Streets
www.nytimes.com



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Make marks in the air - with your feet:


E-Traces: Ballet Slippers Make Drawings From Dancer's Movements
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SDA Member Carol Milne's work featured on Time.com:


Artist Uses Glass Instead of Yarn to Create Knitted Sculpture
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New Book "TextileArt around the world" from Textile link will include member Barbara De Pirro's work! http://ow.ly/E0UTh
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Textile arts at Burning Man 2014:


Burning Man: An Artist’s Experience | SDA NewsBlog
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60 mph winds that swirl dust around Burning Man festival each year make a harsh environment for textile arts. But Cameron Mason was unfazed...




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Life-saving transfer of sewing skills from taffeta to tyvek:


How a wedding dress maker is trying to stop the spread of Ebola
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Show on now at American Textile History Museum "traces the history of 20th century art in textiles."


ARTIST TEXTILES: Picasso to Warhol
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#SDAMember Marijke van Welzen won 3rd place in Original Wearable Art in La Conner 2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival! http://ow.ly/E0UsS
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For Veteran's Day, paper-maker Pam DeLuco's Combat Paper is featured on "Service" episode of Craft in America: http://www.craftinamerica.org/shorts/paper-dolls-segment/





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Get a taste of the latest in design intelligence below - you'll want to subscribe to the whole textile-licious magazine:


Sample "Designing Minds" Fall '14 Surface Design Journal




SDA member Lanny Bergner recently published a book titled "Mesh Vessles" through blurb http://ow.ly/E0U44 .
World of Threads Festival of Contemporary Fiber Art now through Nov. 30th. http://ow.ly/E0UN2
New encaustic workshops with PAULA ROLAND in April, July, August, and October http://ow.ly/E0TFA
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In Chicago for SOFA? Here's a must-hear lecture on 11/8:


The Craft School Experience
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Directors from 5 US craft schools present art + stories of master teachers, students & artists whose work has been shaped by this transformative style of education.




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German artist pushes 3-D potential of paper to the max:


Spectacular Pop-up Sculptures by Peter Dahmen
www.thisiscolossal.com



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