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Faith Hagenhofer returns again this month for another installment of SDA’s Book Club. September’s book is Fibershed by Rebecca Burgess (with Courtney White), which focuses on “a new ‘farm-to-closet’ vision for the clothes we wear–by a leader in the movement for local textile economies.” We hope you enjoy! Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion …

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Stewart Kelly has been an artist for over 20 years, and with that comes so many memories of exhibitions, projects, and learning. This article reflects on his 20 years of creative practice and what’s he’s learned along the way. “I have always instinctively drawn, stitched and constructed objects. It was my interest in drawing which …

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In The Studio: Christine Miller

I am a life long fiber artist with experience in many processes and techniques: embroidery, knitting, crochet, basketry, needlepoint, sewing, felting, stitching, and weaving. But it is at the loom where my heart beats the strongest, and I have been weaving for over 45 years now. The act of constructing fabric, one thread at a time, is …

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Creative Promise Award Winner: Khadija Aziz

SDA’s Creative Promise Awards are given out to recognize excellence in a range of work in textile and fiber media by one outstanding undergraduate student and one graduate student. Our winners for 2020 were recently announced and this week we’re spotlighting Khadija Aziz, a Toronto-based digital textile artist and educator. Her fascination with the unknown has …

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Creative Promise Award Winner: Uyen Tran

SDA’s Creative Promise Awards are given out to recognize excellence in a range of work in textile and fiber media by one outstanding undergraduate student and one graduate student. Our winners for 2020 were recently announced and this week we’re spotlighting Uyen Tran, a textile-material researcher and designer originally from Viet Nam and now based …

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Jumping the Shadow at Sapar Contemporary (New York, New York) features the work of Mulyana & Iwan Effendi, both Indonesian artists, in conversation with each other. Curated by John Silvis, the exhibition will be on display until August 21, 2020. Below is Silvis’ curatorial essay on the works of Mulyana and Effendi. SAPAR Contemporary is pleased to …

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This month’s SDA Book Club features of review of Fray: Art and Textile Politics by Julia Bryan-Wilson and reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer. Fray: Art and Textile Politics by Julia Bryan-Wilson It is essential to read the Introduction to Fray, as Julia Bryan-Wilson outlines the very considered, serious academic work ahead. While it may appear so, this …

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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. Nominated by the chair of their department, all winners receive a free digital membership for the …

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Member Spotlight: Jennifer Lee Morrow

This month’s member spotlight is on Jennifer Lee Morrow. Based in Westbrook, Maine, Jennifer’s uses found and altered papers and other found materials to create incredibly detailed and intricate three-dimensional collage works. Alchemy, Tinkering, and Stitching: Transforming the Mundane I was raised near Niagara Falls where my family ran an independent bookstore. No one close …

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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. Nominated by the chair of their department, all winners receive a free digital membership for the …

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