Basil Kincaid "Double Consciousness & The Singularity of Our Inner Light" 2017

Surface Design Journal: A Window into the World of Contemporary Fiber Art for 40 Years

The Surface Design Journal is a quarterly print publication bringing the world of contemporary fiber arts to your fingertips. International in scope, articles focus on contemporary textile and fiber-based art and design as realized through a breathtaking array of concepts, applications, processes, and materials. The Journal strives to delve deeply into the latest trends, expand existing knowledge about techniques or applications, and inspire readers in the studio and beyond.

Click the journal cover to read a sample of the Spring 2018 Journal

Each issue of the Journal brings you:

  • Current trends in textile art and design
  • In-depth Profiles of established and emerging artists
  • Hot topics and interviews with makers, curators, and collectors
  • Reviews of local, national, and international exhibitions
  • Recent work by SDA members in the Exposure feature
  • Textile Arts education in the Spotlight feature
  • New books about fashion, fiber, textile art, and design

Available in print and digital editions, the Surface Design Journal is included with every membership to the Surface Design Association. Members can read the digital journal through the Surface Design app or through their browsers. If you aren’t a member, you can check out a digital sample of the Spring 2018 Journal, buy a digital version through the Surface Design app, or you can purchase a print copy.

Renée Green Mise-en-Sc ne: Commemorative Toile 1992, pigment, cotton sateen upholstered furniture, paper-backed cotton sateen wallpaper. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo: Will Brown.

SDA offers digital versions of the Journal with bonus videos + links unavailable in the print exclusively available in the digital edition – as well as digital exhibition catalogues as a member benefit.  You can view the digital edition from the Surface Design App (iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle) or from your browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox).

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Non-Members can view the digital SAMPLE or purchase single digital issues directly from the Surface Design App. (Download the App using the links above to view on your mobile device.)

Need more help? Do you have a burning idea?  Did you love (or not love) an article? Would you like to be considered as an Exposure artist or for the Spotlight on Education sections?  We welcome your feedback! Please email us at