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“Artist-In-Residence: Lazuli” by Lauren Sinner

During the middle of August, I had the pleasure to step away from Surface Design Association for 2 weeks and attend an artist residency in rural Vermont: Lazuil Residency. Lazuli is a summer-based residency on 125 acres of field and forest, where most of the food is grown and prepared themselves. They offer up space

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Artistic Approaches

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup looks at a variety of artists, viewpoints, and practices to give you a wide range of how people all over the world are currently approaching the art, craft, and design of textiles. 1) OtherPeoplesPixels recently interviewed textile artist, April Dauscha. April’s work combines the visual language of the Victorian era

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Outstanding Student Awards 2018 (Part IV of IV)

Closing out SDA’s Outstanding Students Award Winners is our fourth, and final, top-notch gallery of student work featuring innovation within the field of fibers and textiles. All were nominated by the chair of their department, all winners receive a free digital membership for the year. For more information on the Outstanding Student Awards go to

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Basket Case

From wall tapestries, to baskets, and everything in between, this week’s roundup features a great mix of weaving articles and exhibitions. 1) “The Enduring Influence of Ikat Fabric, from Oscar de la Renta to Contemporary Design” by Vanessa H. Larson examines how Ikat patterns have become enormously popular in both fashion and interior design. But

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Outstanding Student Awards 2018 (Part III of IV)

This week presents our third batch of SDA’s Outstanding Students Award Winners and they will continue the streak of innovation within the field of fibers and textiles. Nominated by the chair of their department, all winners receive a free digital membership for the year. For more information on the Outstanding Student Awards go to https://www.surfacedesign.org/members/awards-grants/

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Outstanding Student Awards 2018 (Part II of IV)

Our second gallery of SDA’s Outstanding Students Award Winners is just as amazing as last week’s, and features innovation within the field of fibers and textiles. Nominated by the chair of their department, all winners receive a free digital membership for the year. For more information on the Outstanding Student Awards go to https://www.surfacedesign.org/members/awards-grants/ or

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Non-Textiles // Crochet

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup blends a mix of articles about textile-adjacent projects as well a few articles on crochet artists around the world. 1) “Inspired by Harriet Tubman, an Artist Takes Glass to Extremes” by Nancy Princenthal spotlights a new body of work by Joyce J. Scott, who mixes beading and textiles to create

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Outstanding Student Awards 2018 (Part I of IV)

The winners of Surface Design Association’s Outstanding Students Awards were announced this past June, and what an amazing group emerging professional work we received. All the student’s work features innovation within the field of fibers and textiles and is part of a cohesive and professionally accomplished body of work. With 40 winners (both nationally and

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Held earlier this summer, the 11th International Shibori Symposium (11ISS) was an exciting and densely-packed exploration of the dyeing traditions of Japan. 125 participants came from international countries, with another equal number from Japan. The schedule included workshops and events in the shibori village of Arimatsu; the safflower harvest, other natural dye and sashiko workshops

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Held earlier this summer, the 11th International Shibori Symposium (11ISS) was an exciting and densely-packed exploration of the dyeing traditions of Japan. 125 participants came from international countries, with another equal number from Japan. The schedule included workshops and events in the shibori village of Arimatsu; the safflower harvest, other natural dye and sashiko workshops

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