Pre-Conference Workshops at-a-glance

 Find complete workshop descriptions and instructor bios in downloadable conference brochure at left

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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Camp CARPA: Craftivism in the Desert
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Craftivism, or socially engaged making, is HOT.




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25 Things To Do On Your Lunch Break To Further Your Handmade Business
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Bahk uses nylon thread + charcoal to create the experience of disintegration.....


Seon Ghi Bahk: Fiction & the Fabricated Image
www.coolhunting.com



Valerie Walker is teaching Batik workshops in Montreal May 28 to June 1! http://ow.ly/vFtm3
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Biggie made Coogi sweaters a status symbol & collector's item:


Nineties Nostalgia Propels Coogi Brand Resurgence
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9th International Fiber Biennial includes SDA member Renee Harris with “Hold Close What May Vanish” http://ow.ly/vFt5a
@2014CraftShow Smithsonian Craft Show Opened today! Many SDA members including Jackie Abrams. Who else is out there?
Weavers of Surface Design: @websyarnstore is hosting a weaving contest in honor of it's 40th anniversary! http://ow.ly/vFswb
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Judith Braun has it all at her fingertips:


Without Pleasure.m4v
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"Diamond Dust" 50' live charcoal wall drawing at Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, done over 7 days in 2012.




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Ab/Ex & Op Art qualities of 20c quilts now on view at MFA in Boston:


60 distinctive quilts from renowned Pilgrim/Roy collection....
www.mfa.org



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Book Arts myth-busting:


Myth About Harvard Book Made of Human Skin Debunked
www.bostonmagazine.com



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Artisanal is IN - even at Calvin Klein!


Calvin Klein - Fall 2014 RTW
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Who knew crochet could look so skeletal?


Crochet Skeleton Artist Caitlin McCormack
www.crochetconcupiscence.com



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You'll be surprised to find out that this is NOT fabric!


New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso
www.thisiscolossal.com



@TextileCenter 14th Annual World's Largest Textile Garage Sale at the U of Minnesota's ReUse Warehouse Sat. April 12 http://ow.ly/uXW1b
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Janet Echelman goes big - and interactive - over Vancouver:


Unnumbered sparks fly through the sky, initiated by TED attendees using cell phone signals
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An important textile arts resource is on the move:


The Textile Museum
textile-museum.tumblr.com
DC's Textile Museum prepares to move Arthur D. Jenkins Textile Library of Textile Arts to its new home at George Washington U...




See Marilyn Henrion's work in "Quilts: The New Geometry" at MADI Dallas, Texas http://ow.ly/uXVsm
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Correspondence course in art seduced a generation into buying the dream of being an artist:


Famous Artists School Archives Go to Norman Rockwell Museum
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Bonnie J. Smith's "Thoughts of the Mind, Interpretations in Indigo" part of the 46th Annual Textiles Exhibit http://ow.ly/uXUVS
Background image by Elin Noble