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Friday Fibers Roundup

January 5, 2017 9:54 pm

Happy New Year! We hope you had a great time counting down the last bits of 2016, and SDA is excited for another great year of fiber art. This week’s roundup features new innovations in textile development, multiple quilt shows closing soon, and an adorable stuffed angler fish named Morris. 1) Ordinary objects are given

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Friday Fibers Roundup

December 29, 2016 11:20 am

This week’s Friday Friday Roundup features 1) The Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style exhibition shows the process, sketches and photos, as well as custom prints, embroideries, embellishments, and finished garments by Saint Laurent. The exhibition is on display at the Seattle Art Museum until January 8th, 2017. 2) Azerbaijani artist, Tünzale Memmedzade spent

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Shifting Landscapes: Spotlight on form & concept

November 21, 2016 9:00 am

Surface Design Association is pleased to announce the opening of submissions for our 3rd International Juried Members’ exhibition, Shifting Landscapes. Juried by Erika Lynne Hanson and Frank Rose, this exhibition will explore both traditional and non-traditional contemporary interpretations of place by makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials and techniques. Shifting Landscapes

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Friday Fibers Roundup

November 11, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features forward-thinking indigenous art from SITE Santa Fe, a massive pattern library, and some goofy fibers to hopefully brighten your week. 1) “10 Pioneering Textile Artists, from Sheila Hicks to Nick Cave” by Sarah Gottesman looks at the renaissance textile art has undergone since the 1970s Feminist Art Movement, and

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Jo Hamilton Studio Visit

October 26, 2016 9:00 am

Jo Hamilton is our cover artist for “The Body Embellished” Summer 2016 Issue of Surface Design Journal. Editor Marci Rae McDade and I recently enjoyed a studio visit with Jo to see and discuss some of her new crocheted portraits. The beautiful home studio Jo works from in Portland, Oregon, is filled with thousands of

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What is “Crafting Community”?

October 5, 2016 6:41 pm

With the entry deadline for Crafting Community: SDA 2016 Inaugural International Exhibition in Print drawing closer (October 15th), I wanted to take a moment to share what “Crafting Community” means to me. The world of fibers & textiles is a tight knit (pun intended) field. Once you start meeting people, you realize how truly connected

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Fiber in the Present Tense 2016

September 28, 2016 9:00 am

The Massachusetts and Rhode Island chapter of Surface Design Association is pleased to present their latest juried exhibition, Fiber in the Present Tense. Currently on view at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, this show features fiber & textiles works created by regional members. The exhibit is a panoply of the fiber arts, encompassing a

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“The Body Embellished” – Out Now!

September 14, 2016 9:00 am

This edition of The Journal is filled with a selection of textile and fiber objects of adornment from around the world, along with captivating tactile interpretations of portraiture from multiple points of view. Throughout human history, the body has been both muse and canvas for a wide range of fiber art forms. Aspects of personal

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Woven Community: An Invitation To Work Shoulder-to-Shoulder

July 28, 2015 9:47 am

Andrea Vail creates community weaving events where people arrive as strangers and leave as friends. Hands working together untangle social tension as diverse participants – who might not otherwise meet – sit side by side to make something remarkable. Find out how these socially-engaged art events evolved. Take part in her next one at SDA’s Made/Aware conference at Arrowmont in October!

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In the Loop 3: Knitters Unite in the UK

May 1, 2013 7:58 pm

Whether or not you use looping techniques to express your ideas, you’ll enjoy this glimpse of those who do. Let knitter (and SDA Area Representative from MA) Adrienne Sloane take you to a recent international confab in the UK, where she encountered lots of local color – along with some knitting royalty.

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