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“Memories of Morocco” by Jo Lehman

A journey is personal; I constantly seek inspiration. As misterstiltskin a textile artist, I immerse myself in the process, the tactility of the textile. I absorb aspects of a culture to discover the purpose and sensations of creativity. Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco, led by Rita Lazauskas, offers a textiles tour of Morocco, visiting working artisans …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Tight-Knit

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features ten articles that spotlight the past, present, and future of knitting; with themes touching on technology, craft, restoration, and more! 1) “Imaging Tool Unravels Secrets of Child’s Sock from Ancient Egypt” by Caroline Davies looks at how a non-invasive technique devised by British Museum shed light on dyeing and …

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“SDA Convening at TSA Symposium” by Lila Stone

The Textile Society of America’s 16th Biennial Symposium The Social Fabric: Deep Local to Pan Global was held in Vancouver, Canada from September 19–23. The conference consisted of concurrent sessions for maximum enjoyment of top-notch content, keynote and plenary speakers, poster sessions, and all sorts of well orchestrated surface design related events. There was one …

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“FEMAIL: AMPM (2.0) Review” by Lauren Sinner

This past summer, Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) presented AMPM (2.0), an exhibition by the Seattle and Los Angeles-based fashion collective: FEMAIL. The show–which ran June 1st to September 30th, 2018–featured garments, textiles, childhood mementos, and keepsakes reinterpreted into new works of clothing, furniture, wall hangings, and sculpture. Collaborators Janelle Abbott and Camilla Carper work in …

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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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