Blog Post Tag: Making It

Shop Talk: Good Photography Gets Your Work Selected

March 20, 2015 4:44 pm

Poorly lit photographs in unprofessional settings can kill your chances of getting your work selected for a show – like SDA’s upcoming “Materialities” catalog & exhibition opportunity. Do you understanding how to correctly size and format images to meet submission requirements? Use this illustrated list of dos & don’ts to make sure your entries get seen. Digital Diva LM Wood shows how….

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Photo Essay: China’s 8th Int’l Fiber Art Biennale

January 17, 2015 3:35 pm

Let Swiss SDA Member Ursula Gerber Senger take you to 2014’s 8th International Fiber Art Biennale in Nantong, China via this photo essay. Now one of the largest fiber art events in the world, the show has evolved from an invitational in 2000 to it’s current juried format that included 186 works. Check out the impressive range of selections, here….

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Burning Man: An Artist’s Experience

November 4, 2014 3:29 am

60 mph winds that swirl dust around the Burning Man festival each year make a harsh environment for textile arts. But Cameron Mason was unfazed when the 2014 “Caravansary” theme incited her to collaborate on an installation of glowing banners based on designs from ancient Silk Road cultures. Let her photo essay take you there… …

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Get Surface Imaging MS Degree at Philadelphia U

September 4, 2014 2:29 pm

Get state-of-the-art training – ahead of the pack – in this new Masters program in Surface Imaging at Philadelphia University (PA). Let program mastermind and designer Hitoshi Ujiie show you around the leading-edge facilities and on-going evolution in this new field – which includes laser cutting as well as 3-D printing processes. An SDA NewsBlog exclusive!…

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On Campus: UWGB’s Grow-Your-Own Flax Project

July 7, 2014 1:53 pm

The Flax Project at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay gives new meaning to “grow your own.” Find out how faculty worked across disciplines to make it happen from seed to multi-use fiber – and how happy-making the process was for everyone. Art Department Chair (and SDA Member) Alison Gates tells all….

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Camp CARPA: Craftivism in the Desert

April 7, 2014 4:58 pm

Craftivism, or socially engaged making, is HOT. It got even hotter in Fall 2013 in the high desert of Joshua Tree (CA) where Marci Rae McDade observed some major thinkers – and makers – “activating the potential of communal craft engagement as a powerful tool for political awareness.” Find out more and get recruited for good with CARPA!…

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SEFEA: Life Support for Fiber Arts Educators

March 3, 2014 11:16 am

Who doesn’t need good advice and mentoring when navigating a career in academia? Georgia State University Professor Jess Jones takes us inside Southeast Fiber Educators Association’s annual meetings, offering a model for other college-level educators who could benefit from their agenda and example. …

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