Michelle Stitzlein "Slub Weave - Boucherouite Series" (detail)

Blog Post Tag: Dyes

Friday Fibers Roundup: Landscapes

March 16, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s roundup highlights the many ways artists, craftspeople, and designers can be inspired by landscapes and natural forms. 1) “Textile Artist Creates Nature-Inspired Embroidery Art That ‘Grows’ Beyond Its Frame” by Emma Taggart looks at Peru-based textile artist Ana Teresa Barboza. Her three-dimensional work often spills out from the confines of the embroidery hoop

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Experiences in Cloth

February 9, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a variety of articles, interviews, and shows all showcasing personal narratives and experiences through blankets, quilts, and cloth. 1) The exhibition, The Embedded Message: Quilting in Contemporary Art explores how a current generation of contemporary artists are employing quilt traditions and techniques to make social, political and personal commentary.

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Contemporary Craft

February 2, 2018 10:00 am

The week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of exhibitions, books, and reviews all center around the concepts of craft in a contemporary and historical setting. 1) Sheila Hicks’ new exhibition: Free threads. Textile and its Pre-Columbian Roots, 1954-2017 has been up since last November, but there’s still time to see it. On display at

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Woven Color

January 26, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s roundup features a mix of articles all focusing on sources of color, weaving production, and how those intermingle. 1) “How an Oregon State Professor Accidentally Created a New Shade of Blue” by Benjamin Tepler looks back at the first truly new blue discovered in more than two centuries (via PDX Monthly). 2) In

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“EIP: Future Fabrication” — Out Now!

December 20, 2017 9:00 am

Surface Design Association is proud to present our winter 2017 edition of the Journal: “Future Fabrication: SDA International Exhibition In Print!” After receiving over 250 entries, jurors Kathryn Hall and Richard Elliot (also Guest Editor) curated a selection of 34 artists from 17 states, as well as Norway, Hungary and British Columbia, Canada, 7 of

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Geometry (Nature + Tech)

October 27, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of artists, exhibitions, and projects that deal with patterns and geometry in either natural or high-tech ways. 1) MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group has created a system to fold materials into various origami shapes when inflated, turning specifically designed paper, plastic, and fabric into representations of

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Nature / Wonder / Growth

August 25, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix nature themed articles–from indigo dyeing, to needle-felted portraits of pets, and so much more. 1) Artist Laurel Roth Hope creates humorous, colorful, and one-of-a-kind sweaters to fit a standard urban pigeon–complete with a retrofitted hood with eye and beak holes. While seemingly funny at first, each suit

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Friday Fibers Roundup

August 11, 2017 9:00 am

Our amazing conference just finished, and to top it off, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features articles on some of our Keynote speakers and demonstrators (plus some extras)! 1) This video shows Aram Han Sifuentes’ Protest Banner Lending Library where Sifuentes leads workshops to teach others how to make their own protest banners in lieu

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Outstanding Student Award Winners (Part III of III)

August 9, 2017 9:00 am

Closing out SDA’s Outstanding Students Award Winners is another top-notch gallery of student work featuring innovation within the field of fibers and textiles. All were nominated by the chair of their department, and will receive a certificate as well as a one-year membership to the Surface Design Association. For more information on the Outstanding Student Awards

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Friday Fibers Roundup

July 28, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of drag race costuming, fashioning the future, and the decolonization of craft. 1) “Steps Towards Decolonizing Craft” by Aram Han Sifuentes explores the problematic use of appropriation, primitivism, fetishisation, stolen, and stripped of context cultures become when artists and craftspeople are “inspired” or “drawn to” cultures not

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