Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from SDA, the International Quilt Museum, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, and Studio Art Quilt Associates.
Textile Talks are presented free of charge. If you enjoy these talks, help ensure they continue with a gift today.
When: Online at 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific) on Wednesdays
Preregistration is required and recordings are available (playlist below).
TEXTILE TALK, December 7, 2pm ET
Learn & Make with SDA!
Raquel Busa, Lorraine Glessner, Natalie Stopka, Jenine Shereos, and Erin Fletcher
Moderator: Davana Robedee
Sponsored by Surface Design Association (SDA)
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From mark-making to sculpture and from natural inks to the latest digital technologies, the Surface Design Association (SDA) presents our inaugural online workshop series starting in early 2023. Get a sneak peek from our workshop instructors and learn more about their personal art practice.
Queer Latinx illustrator Raquel Busa (she/her) strives to create work representing BIPOC and LGBTQ families. Her workshop will cover the basics of Procreate – a digital illustration iPad app – and how to create digital repeat patterns for fabric plus tips for artists to create, enhance, and share projects.
With a diverse art background, Lorraine Glessner’s (she/her) love of surface, pattern, mark-making and image has led her to combine disparate materials and processes in her work. Her workshop will explore mark-making as a vehicle for the discovery of form, materials and ideas.
Artist and educator, Natalie Stopka (she/her) explores the brilliant hues of natural drawing and writing inks by incorporating plant dyes and natural pigments into her work. In her workshop, participants will concoct both earth pigment and natural dye-based inks to create their very own palette.
Jenine Shereos (she/her) uses textile techniques alongside natural and organic materials to explore the complex and tenuous relationship between humans and the natural world. In her workshop, participants investigate the potential of knotless netting as a way of both revealing and concealing form.
Book artist Erin Fletcher (she/her) is the owner of Herringbone Bindery in Austin, where she crafts one-of-a kind fine bindings and small editions for various clients and institutions. Workshop participants will explore Tue-Mouche book binding from start to finish and ways to embellish book covers through embroidery. In her SDA workshop, presenter.
Joy Ude (she/her), who is not available to participate in this Textile Talk, transforms plain fabric into uniquely personalized surfaces with embroidery and appliqué. The event will be moderated by Davana Robedee.
Raquel Busa has illustrated and published three coloring books, including “LGBTQIA + for Kids.” In 2020, Raquel completed her master’s degree in business management and leadership. That same year, she officially established her business, Maquina 37 LLC, an illustration studio and online shop. She works in collage, sewing, embroidery, and other traditional and digital mediums.
Lorraine Glessner (she/her) is a former Assistant Professor at Tyler School of Art, a workshop instructor and an award-winning artist. She has a diverse art background with skills that include painting, sculpture, photography and digital imaging. Her work is exhibited locally and nationally in galleries, museums, craft centers, universities, Fine Art Shows and more. Lorraine brings to her teaching a strong interdisciplinary approach, mixed with a balance of concept, process, experimentation and discovery.
Natalie Stopka (she/her) is an artist and educator who works in collaboration with the materials and forces of the natural world. Her drawings and prints incorporate plant dyes and natural pigments, which provide a seasonally evolving vocabulary of texture and color. Natalie’s freelance studio and dye garden are located in Yonkers, New York. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and a current MFA candidate at the University of New Mexico.
Jenine Shereos (she/her) work includes installation, fibers, photography and sculptural works. She is best known for her intricately crafted leaves stitched entirely with human hair. She has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and has been featured in numerous publications including The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and Frame Magazine. Shereos is a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Crafts, and The Rogers Fellowship for Textile Arts at The Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Fibers Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts
Erin Fletcher (she/her) is the owner of Herringbone Bindery in Austin. Her work is regularly exhibited throughout the US and abroad and has been collected by The Grolier Club, Boston Athenaeum, UCLA, and the University of Virginia as well as several private collectors. She first discovered a love for bookbinding while studying at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This experience ultimately brought her to study bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School in Boston where she graduated in 2012. She regularly teaches book arts workshops online and through various institutions around the country.
Recordings of Previous Talks
All Textile Talks
The following is a playlist featuring all of the previous Textile Talks. Pressing play will begin the most current talk or you can click the hamburger button (icon of three horizontal lines) near the upper right of the video to select a specific video from the playlist.
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