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Blog Post Tag: Community

Julie Beeler’s Mushroom Color Atlas

December 10, 2021 5:00 am

The Mushroom Color Atlas launched this past October as an online resource and reference for the stunning and wide range of colors that can be derived from mushrooms. Lauren Sinner, SDA Managing Editor, interviewed Julie Beeler, the creator of the project about her inspiration, process, and plans for the future. What prompted you to create …

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Community, Creativity & Resources: by Bryana Bibbs and Christine Miller

November 5, 2021 5:00 am

The continuing struggle with the pandemic has our fiber community re-examining priorities, relationships, and connections. Wasteful use of materials and resources are under the looking glass, while programs and budgets are on the chopping block. Collectively, we are still reeling from massive change in almost every corner of our lives, and are processing new parameters …

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In the Studio: Elizabeth Fram

March 17, 2021 5:00 am

Every day I look forward to getting up and heading into the studio. Rain or shine, happy or sad, it’s a place of discovery, of bringing ideas to life, and of finding resilience when things don’t turn out as planned. My excitement is grounded in a love of process and its accompanying assurance that even …

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SDA Year in Review: 2020

December 28, 2020 5:00 am

Thank you to everyone who made this year at SDA possible! Without the work from our dedicated staff, board, volunteers, committees, and members, none of this would have happened. 2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year, and the fact that anyone was still able to accomplish something is no small feat. Here’s a look …

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Kim McBrien Evans interview by Michelle Lee

May 8, 2020 5:00 am

As part of the Spring 2020 Current Threads online exhibit, Impervious by Kim McBrien Evans is one of Kim’s custom shawl designs using her custom dyed yarns. Kim owns Indigodragonfly Studio in Ontario, Canada. SDA board member Michelle Lee interviewed Kim via email to find out more about her life, design process, and new book …

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Member Spotlight: Polly Bech

February 12, 2020 6:00 am

Surface Design Association is so lucky to have such a strong and talented community of artists and makers. With members all over the world, doing a variety of work, we’ve decided to start a monthly blog spotlight featuring more of what our community is working on. Our inaugural member spotlight is Polly Bech: a Philadelphia-based quilter …

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Outstanding Student Award Winners 2019 (Part III of III)

August 28, 2019 9:00 am

Closing out SDA’s Outstanding Students Award Winners is our third, 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 check out Outstanding Student Awards https://www.surfacedesign.org/members/awards-grants/…

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