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This month’s SDA Book Club review comes to us from our recurring reviewer, Faith Hagenhofer. For September, Faith reviews “The New Politics of the Handmade” edited by Anthea Black and Nicole Burisch.  “The New Politics of the Handmade: Craft, Art and Design” edited by Anthea Black and Nicole Burisch, reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer True confession: …

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The winners of Surface Design Association’s Outstanding Student Awards were recently announced for the students who have demonstrated excellence in fiber arts. The work of these artists embodied inventive and innovative use of technique, materials, and concepts in fiber arts. All winners receive a free digital membership for the year. Congratulations to all 32 awardees.  …

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“I sincerely believe that traditional folk art in Uzbekistan, of which there are many types, is not frozen or canonical, it is a living organism that develops according to its own laws. We can not influence, preserve or protect it, we can not control it. We are fond of talking about “preserving traditions” or about …

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The winners of Surface Design Association’s Outstanding Student Awards were recently announced for the students who have demonstrated excellence in fiber arts. The work of these artists embodied inventive and innovative use of technique, materials, and concepts in fiber arts. All winners receive a free digital membership for the year. Congratulations to all 32 awardees. …

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This summer, I am celebrating the moment when people’s collective strength, patience, creativity, compassion, and spirit comes together in the public participation project and exhibition Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times at Jansen Art Center in Lynden, Washington, US. During the pandemic, I have been thinking about the power of “craft” deeply. As a Japanese artist, I …

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The winners of Surface Design Association’s Outstanding Student Awards were recently announced for the students who have demonstrated excellence in fiber arts. The work of these artists embodied inventive and innovative use of technique, materials, and concepts in fiber arts. All winners receive a free digital membership for the year. Congratulations to all 32 awardees. …

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Originally I planned to curate this exhibition, BIG BODY PLAY  for the summer of 2020, but we all know how that story ends. Instead, the show came together this summer, just in time for a much needed summer respite. What better timing could we need – it’s the summer of freedom and fun – traveling, …

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This month’s addition to the SDA Book Club is “Material: Making and the Art of Transformation” by Faith Hagenhofer. “Material: Making and the Art of Transformation” by Nick Kary, reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer This very British interrogation of resources, the raw materials for a maker’s hand is tragedy driven. Whether its purpose from the start …

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In October 2020, I was contacted by Diana Akiyama, the first Japanese-American woman elected a bishop in the Episcopal Church, to create her vestments. Diana has a deep reverence for the natural world which she wanted reflected in her vestments. She knew nothing about katazome except that it was a traditional Japanese technique and she …

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SDA-sponsored Textile Talks provide engaging theme-focused presentations by member artists. In April, Textile Narratives: Vintage, Found & Transformed, with Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Susan Lenz & Jennifer Lee Morrow, along with moderator Merill Comeau, generated enthusiastic audience questions with insufficient time for answers. Revisit this popular program and read on for a continuation of our Q&A. …

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