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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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Friday Fibers Roundup: Subversive Designs

This week’s roundup brings together recent articles on embroidery, from hip hop fashion, to smart fabrics, and an artists that works between North and South Korea. 1) The exhibition Organic Explorations features the work of Ellen Schiffman and Heide Follin who work is inspired by observing organic and symmetrical forms in nature and their travels …

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The Costume Institute’s exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination is currently on display at The Met Fifth Avenue until October 8th, 2018. The thematic exhibition features conversations between both historical and modern fashion, and masterworks of medieval art from The Met’s collection. Heavenly Bodies examines fashion’s ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and …

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The exhibition East-West Conversations in Fiber opened earlier in July at Sierra Arts Gallery in Reno, Nevada, and features work by Miran Lim Lee, Youngmin Lee, Steph Rue, and Mirka Knaster. The show is on display until July 31st, 2018, so if you’re in the area, check it out before it’s down. Below is an …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Stories to Tell

This week’s roundup focuses on highlighting a variety of voices and experience, and how they are expressed through the medium of textiles. From perforative fashion, to interactive installation, each story is worth hearing. 1) Jono Vaughan’s series Project 42 addresses the pattern of violence against transgender people in the United States, providing both a form …

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