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This month’s SDA Book Club features a behind-the-scenes look into My Bed: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep Around the World by Rebecca Bond, with art and BTS from Salley Mavor. My Bed: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep Around the World I’m happy to share how I approached illustrating my latest picture book My Bed, from …

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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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This month’s member spotlight is Leslie Horan Simon. Leslie’s efforts to protect rare and endangered sheep breeds inspires her work and her focus on using carefully sourced wools. Leslie is based in New York City. My medium is wool. Not just any wool but that which comes from rare and endangered breeds of sheep. My …

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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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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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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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