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Blog Post Tag: Book Club

SDA Book Club: “Dressing with Purpose” reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer

April 5, 2024 5:00 am

Dressing With Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia edited by Carrie Hertz The full cover of Dressing With Purpose is a photo of what appears to be a celebratory procession, prominently featuring flags of Norway and Sápmi, the Sámi people’s land. All the participants appear to be wearing culturally significant clothing. This image begs questions: …

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SDA Book Club: “Wild Textiles” reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer

January 2, 2024 5:00 am

Wild Textiles: Grown, Foraged, Found by Alice Fox You would be forgiven in assuming Wild Textiles to be a “how to/field guide,” were you simply perusing. It is both more and less than that. Minimal instruction or directions are given, with the exception of a lengthy discussion on nettles. Wild Textiles is, however, a powerful …

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SDA Book Club 2023: A Year In Review

December 1, 2023 5:00 am

We had another lovely year of reviews to add to our ever-growing collection for the SDA Book Club. 2023’s reviews included recurring authors Faith Hagenhofer and Vivien Zepf, with the addition of Zia Gipson, who joined us in the summer and will be reviewing more books to come in 2024. Here’s a combined list of …

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SDA Book Club: “100 Amulets” Reviewed by Vivien Zepf

October 6, 2023 5:00 am

100 Amulets by Susan Ball Faeder Omamori are pocket-sized good luck charms sold in Japanese shrines and temples that convey wishes and protection. In 2019, Susan Ball Faeder created her own collection of omamori–inspired amulets as part of The 100 Day Project. Her time as high school exchange student in a small Japanese village had set …

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SDA Book Club: “Unraveling” reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer 

September 8, 2023 5:00 am

Unraveling: What I learned about life while shearing sheep, dyeing wool, and making the world’s ugliest sweater by Peggy Orenstein Fortunately for SDA review readers and writers, the book topics we encounter are familiar: Review readers of Surface Design Journal have immense curiosity and some knowledge—passing as well as deep—about all things textiles. So talk …

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SDA Book Club: “Photo Memory Quilts” reviewed by Vivien Zepf

August 11, 2023 5:00 am

Photo Memory Quilts by Lesley Riley As someone who loves photography, I was particularly excited and intrigued to read Lesley Riley’s new book, Photo Memory Quilts. I’ve been searching for ways to incorporate photos into my fiber artworks and Riley has been combining photos with her quilts for decades. “I tell visual stories”, writes Riley. …

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SDA Book Club: Weaving Modernist Art reviewed by Zia Gipson

July 7, 2023 5:00 am

Weaving Modernist Art: The Life and Work of Mariette Rousseau-Vermette by Anne Newlands Mariette Rousseau-Vermette was a Quebec-based weaver-artist, a woman of top flank, complex artistic talents and an internationally recognized figure in the art of the last century. She has finally been given her due by Anne Newlands, long after her better known contemporaries …

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