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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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Outstanding Student Award Winners 2019 (Part II of III)

August 21, 2019 9:00 am

This week presents our second 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 check out Outstanding Student Awards https://www.surfacedesign.org/members/awards-grants/…

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Outstanding Student Award Winners 2019 (Part I of III)

August 14, 2019 9:00 am

The winners of Surface Design Association’s Outstanding Students Awards were announced this past May, 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 36 winners (both nationally and …

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“Re-SOURCING” by Sooo-z Mastropietro

August 9, 2019 9:00 am

There is a saying, “The one who dies with the most fabric wins,” but whether one is a hoarder, collector, or avid fan of fabric there is a good chance things are being put to good use! My latest installation piece, MicroFiberOrganism​,​ is comprised of countless yards of remnants, scraps, bits, and upcycled clothing sewn …

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Susan Iverson’s “The Color of No”

June 19, 2019 9:00 am

An exhibition of work by Susan Iverson titled The Color of No opened at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Friday, April 12 and closed June 2nd. Iverson is an artist and master weaver, known for her innovative approach to tapestry. She taught in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Craft + Material Studies for …

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“Anne Labovitz: 122 Conversations: Person to Person Art Beyond Borders” by Mason Riddle

March 11, 2019 9:00 am

From its inception, 122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders was about people, and how cross-cultural dialogue and the purposeful act of making art based on this dialogue could weave a tapestry of commonality. For artist Anne Labovitz, the project’s architect who is a native of Duluth, Minnesota, and lives and works in Saint Paul, communicating …

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