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Ann Morton's 'Ground Cover' On Roosevelt Row
Art & Transformation: Weaving a story of rebirth & re-use at re:loom.
Re:loom, a non-profit organization in Atlanta, teaches weaving to at-risk / homeless individuals, proving art & craft can be transformative.
17 Great Textile Books to Give & Get
Wrap your mind - and some wrapping paper - around this remarkable range of recently-published books about making with textile media. All are available via Amazon.com link which gives back to SDA at no cost to you.
Your Essential Guide to the 2013 Miami Art Fairs
It's that time of year when the art world industry convenes for their annual pilgrimage to Miami for art, parties & gossip (December 1–8).
The Rebirth Of The North Carolina Textile Industry
For decades, the textile industry was an essential part of North Carolina’ economy. But the industry took a huge hit in the early 2000s....
How To Gift a Membership | surfacedesign.org
Art Makes You Smart
Students...demonstrated stronger critical thinking skills, displayed higher levels of social tolerance, exhibited greater historical empathy and developed a taste for art museums & cultural institutions.
Gallery Hop: Tracking 'Transient'
Cool Hunting Video: H E I D I L E E
Lee, who constructs wild hats to match her equally zany personality, works out of a small studio and has a range of headwear that straddles the line of high fashion and experimental, mad scientist.
Call for Art – A Juried Exhibition
TSA is please to announce that 2014 symposium will feature our 1st juried exhibition, hosted by Los Angeles’ Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM).
Mends clothes & builds community -- just by giving a darn
Michael Swaine fixes clothes for free on San Francisco streets. But he envisions going beyond fighting throwaway culture...
Etsy’s Industrial Revolution
Almost nothing has been truly handmade for thousands of years.
CODA: Tapestry Art Today
Winning Works: “Fabricate” SDA 2013 Fashion Show
Award Jurors Judy Bales & John Marshall get real about the challenge of judging fashion shows as well as the rationale behind their winning choices. View winning work + comments by awardees & sage advice from judges.