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Blog Post Tag: Fiber

Friday Fibers Roundup: Craft & Color

June 14, 2019 9:00 am

This edition of Friday Fibers Roundup looks at the history of various color and how many professional craftspeople are making work with bright and vibrant hues. 1) “Indigo, Ash, and Time mark Nigeria’s Centuries-old Dye Pits” by Cara Anna looks at how the dye pits in Nigeria’s ancient northern city of Kano are said to …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Midwest Exhibitions (and more!)

May 31, 2019 9:00 am

This special Friday Fibers Roundup looks at many fiber-related exhibitions either currently on display or recently closed–with a special focus on some exciting Midwest-based shows! 1) “Fiber Arts Exhibit Explores Technology’s Impact On Art” by Elizabeth Dohms reviews the exhibition Fiber Arts in the Digital Age at the Wisconsin Museum Of Quilts & Fiber Arts …

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Only 1 Week Left to Apply to “Soft Borders: EIP”

May 24, 2019 9:00 am

Surface Design Association’s International Exhibition In Print showcases the breadth and depth of contemporary artists and designers working with or inspired by fiber art and/or textile-based materials, methods, and techniques. The work of selected artists is featured in the Fall 2019 issue of the Surface Design Journal, read by international artists, gallery owners, curators, scholars, and …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Crochet + Color

May 17, 2019 9:00 am

This edition of Friday Fibers Roundup features articles about crochet, color, and where those two overlap for some really amazing projects! 1) Artist Laurel Roth Hope creates colorful, one-of-a-kind crocheted bird suits designed to fit a standard urban pigeon, complete with a hood retrofitted with eye and beak holes. While the project isn’t without a …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Embroideries

April 26, 2019 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup spotlights recent articles on embroidery, hand-stitched, and some amazing projects being done in the field. 1) “The Calming Effects of Sewing Can Help People Express and Heal Themselves” by Clare Hunter explores how absorbing your concentration in needlework relieves inner turmoil (via The Guardian). 2) Finnish artist Noora Schroderus hand-embroiders …

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SDA Open Calls!

April 24, 2019 9:00 am

In our continued effort to support members and showcase the amazing work being done, Surface Design Association has three calls currently open for members to submit work. From our annual International Exhibition in Print, to exhibitions in conjunction with our upcoming conference, Beyond the Surface, all types of fiber-related work are accepted so just read …

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“Domestic Spaces” — Out Now!

April 1, 2019 9:00 am

Surface Design Association is excited to announce “Domestic Spaces”, our Spring 2019 edition of Surface Design Journal! This Journal focuses on those interior realms we create for ourselves and notions of how integral textiles are to the making of place. The various contributions reflect upon private (and public) domains and the personal aspirations of who …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Materiality

March 22, 2019 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup looks at material knowledge and how some artists and schools are putting materiality first. 1) The exhibition WOMEN EMPOWERED: Fashions from the Frontline, features items worn by prominent activists, politicians, artists, athletes, academics, and everyday unsung heroes. On display at the Cornell Costume & Textile Collection (New York) through March …

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“Innerweave” by Amy Sands and Bridget O’Malley

February 27, 2019 9:00 am

The Innerweave lace paper series is part of a collaborative project between papermaker Bridget O’Malley and printmaker Amy Sands of Minneapolis, MN, which their art explores the interplay of print, paper and image. Their work was featured in Surface Design Association’s Winter 2018 Journal “Family Matters: SDA International Exhibition in Print.” Below Amy and Bridget …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Baskets

January 25, 2019 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of articles focusing on weaving, specifically basket weaving and the techniquest, artists, and exhibitions surround it. Access to sweetgrass key for artists at Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market “Access to Sweetgrass key for Artists at Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market” spotlights Micmac Donna Sanipass’ spectacular, detailed pinecone …

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