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Blog Post Tag: Resources

Learn More: “Textile Narratives, Vintage, Found & Transformed” with Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Susan Lenz & Jennifer Lee Morrow

July 23, 2021 5:00 am

SDA-sponsored Textile Talks provide engaging theme-focused presentations by member artists. In April, Textile Narratives: Vintage, Found & Transformed, with Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Susan Lenz & Jennifer Lee Morrow, along with moderator Merill Comeau, generated enthusiastic audience questions with insufficient time for answers. Revisit this popular program and read on for a continuation of our Q&A. …

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“Conversations with Cloth: Shibori connecting the World” by Eva-Maria Spampinato

March 10, 2021 5:00 am

Slow Fiber Studios is returning with Conversations with Cloth online program, Series TWO: connecting Japanese shibori tradition with the world from the Americas, Africa, Southeast Asia to Southwest China. Esteemed artists and curators Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada and Ana Lisa Hedstrom, use shibori as a common language to decipher dyed patterns to reveal memories and varied …

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“Ana Lisa Hedstrom and Yoshiko Wada Continue, Conversations with Cloth: Itajime Shibori” by Eva-Maria Spampinato

January 8, 2021 5:00 am

This month, Conversations with Cloth, debuted Episode 3: Itajime Shibori/Clamp-Resist, hosted by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada and Ana Lisa Hedstrom, from Slow Fiber Studios. The focus of the series continues on the core concept of the transformation of cloth, 2D pliable plane to 3D shapes, a dimensional transformation that is the essential concept of shibori, explained in Yoshiko’s …

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“Ana Lisa Hedstrom and Yoshiko Wada Traverse History and the World, talking about Shibori” by Eva-Maria Spampinato

December 9, 2020 5:00 am

Slow Fiber Studios in Berkeley, California continues their mission bridging our interconnected conversations with the needle, thread, dye, and fiber. As a response to our dramatic paradigm shift and a rapid virtual network spanning across the world, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, founder of Slow Fiber Studios, with Ana Lisa Hedstrom, esteemed shibori artist, share their expertise …

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Best Books to Give (and Get) in 2019!

December 23, 2019 9:00 am

The holidays are fast-approaching and what better gift to give than a book on textiles? Surface Design Association presents our countdown spotlighting some of our favorite books that came out in 2019–perfect for any fibers fan. Whether you’re into contemporary approaches, technical skills, or project ideas, this list has got you covered! “Fibershed: Growing a …

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SDA Open Calls!

April 24, 2019 9:00 am

In our continued effort to support members and showcase the amazing work being done, Surface Design Association has three calls currently open for members to submit work. From our annual International Exhibition in Print, to exhibitions in conjunction with our upcoming conference, Beyond the Surface, all types of fiber-related work are accepted so just read …

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