Hand-stitched interpretation of 12-03 (detail) from "The Intentional Thread" by Susan Brandeis

Blog Post Tag: Book review

SDA Book Club: “True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes and Pigments” reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer

June 19, 2020 5:00 am

This month’s SDA Book Club features of review of True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes and Pigments by Keith Recker and reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer. True Colors : World Masters of Natural Dyes and Pigments by Keith Recker True Colors, is a journey! With chapters organized as a rainbow, from blue through purple and the rest, …

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“Interwoven: Collaboration in Fiber” Spring SDJ, Out Now!

April 6, 2020 5:00 am

Surface Design Association is excited to announce our Spring 2020 edition of Surface Design Journal: Interwoven: Collaboration in Fiber. “Collaboration can take on many forms. Artistically speaking, it can have the wondrous effect of strengthening community, at home or across the globe. The 2020 Spring edition of Surface Design Journal explores what happens when creative minds …

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SDA Book Club, March: “Threads of Life”

March 6, 2020 5:00 am

This month’s SDA Book Club features of review of Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle by Clare Hunter written by Faith Hagenhofer. We’re lucky to have Faith reviewing quite a few new and upcoming textile books that go further in-depth into the rich history and materiality of textiles!  Threads of …

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In Print: Indian Textile Sourcebook

June 10, 2019 9:00 am

Drawing on the Victoria and Albert Museum’s world-class collection of Indian textiles, The Indian Textile Sourcebook: Patterns and Techniques (Thames & Hudson, 2019) is a beautiful collection of images that feature a wide variety of textile designs, techniques, and colors. It includes many close-up shots of the reverse of fabrics allowing readers to see precisely …

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Book Review: Pleating: Fundamentals for Fashion Design

October 4, 2017 9:00 am

Pleating: Fundamentals for Fashion Design by Leon Kalajian & George Kalajian (with Foreword by Jack Sauma) is a beautiful book that eloquently explains the an array of pleating techniques in an accessible manner. With over 300 images and illustrations, Pleating is an essential reference for any artist, fashion designer, craftsperson, or pattern maker looking to …

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