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Surface Design Association and American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) are excited to partner our blogs and announce a series of professional practices articles for fiber artists. Initially posted on ATA’s blog, these articles will focus on shipping, promoting your practice, artist statements, insurance, and validation. With the help of Barbara Burns, we’ll be bringing you a …

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Member Spotlight: Saberah Malik

This month’s featured member spotlight is Saberah Malik, a Rhode Island-based artist who has created a unique method for forming dimensional cloth to seek a “symbiotic bond between contemporaneity and inherited cultural experiences.” I grew up surrounded by rich textiles for everyday and for ceremonial usage, some belonging to my Mughal great-grandmother. Her 1909-1910 travelogue, …

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Surface Design Association is excited to announce Devotion: Sewing the Sacred our Winter 2020 International Exhibition in Print. Juried by Jovencio de la Paz and Lauren Sinner, this EIP poses the question: What does devotion look like in material form? With 239 artists submitting 1113 works from all over the world, we definitely had our …

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Shipping, Far and Wide (in partnership with ATA)

Surface Design Association and American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) are excited to partner our blogs and announce a series of professional practices articles for fiber artists. Initially posted on ATA’s blog, these articles will focus on shipping, promoting your practice, artist statements, insurance, and validation. With the help of Barbara Burns, we’ll be bringing you a …

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SDA hosted the online event The Potential of Paper: Fiber Artists, Papermakers and Sculptural Form, A Conversation with Jocelyn Chateauvert (JC), Fafnir Admamites (FA) and Mary Hark (MH), as part of Textile Talks on September 23, 2020. With 681 in the audience, many questions were left unanswered. We are delighted to be able to answer …

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Surface Design Association and American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) are excited to partner our blogs and announce a series of professional practices articles for fiber artists. Initially posted on ATA’s blog, these articles will focus on shipping, promoting your practice, artist statements, insurance, and validation. With the help of Barbara Burns, we’ll be bringing you a …

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Surface Design Association and American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) are excited to partner our blogs and announce a series of professional practices articles for fiber artists. Initially posted on ATA’s blog, these articles will focus on shipping, promoting your practice, artist statements, insurance, and validation. With the help of Barbara Burns, we’ll be bringing you a …

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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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