Erika Lynne Hanson "Iceberg 6 (after Frederic Church)" (detail) 2011

Blog Post Tag: Natural Dyes

Friday Fibers Roundup

June 23, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fiber Roundup features new fabric from NASA, a NYC bodega made completely from felt, and the dyeing history of the American flag. 1) Lucy Sparrow’s 8 Till Late recreates a bodega with all fixings in her most recent New York City installation. 2) American Craft Council’s applications are now open for the 2018

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Friday Fibers Roundup

June 16, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup has two exhibitions featuring many SDA members, open registration for fiber classes both in California and Poland, as well as how sewing your own clothes can help find empowerment in your body. 1) The Vermont chapter of SDA presents the exhibition, Wild Fibers, which is on display at Emile A. Gruppe Gallery

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Friday Fibers Roundup

June 9, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of new digital textiles, a weekend of dyeing with Rowland & Chinami Ricketts, and politically charged yarn-bombing. 1) The Textile Society of America is now opening registration for Textiles Close Up: Bloomington Blues: Indigo in Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana on July 13th & 14th, 2017. The very

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Friday Fibers Roundup

June 2, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup showcases a mix of exhibition reviews, the world’s most expensive rugs, and a stop-motion music video. 1) Organized in response to MAD’s exhibition fashion after Fashion, Performance | Kinetic Intimacies features new works that navigate the intersections of fashion, sculpture, installation, and performance. The program is on Thursday, May 25,

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“Shifting Landscapes” — Out Now!

May 24, 2017 9:00 am

Surface Design Journal’s Spring edition, “Shifting Landscapes”, surveys the concept of the landscape from several different vantage points. From map-inspired embroideries and childhood nostalgia, to environmental awareness and feminist advocacy, “Shifting Landscapes” offers appreciation for the present while giving a nod to the past. As we gear up for our August conference in Portland, Oregon,

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Friday Fibers Roundup

May 12, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a review of SDA’s Shifting Landscapes, haunting woven photographs, as well as the blending of high fashion and physics at the MET Gala. 1) “On the town with ‘Monsoon Wedding’ designer Arjun Bhasin” by Tony Bravo chronicles a trip the costume designer had to Berkeley, CA to work on the

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Friday Fibers Roundup

April 28, 2017 9:00 am

From France’s first permanent fashion museum to influential knitting artists, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup is the perfect way to end your week. 1) Rena Detrixhe, the first place winner of SDA’s Shifting Landscapes exhibition, was recently featured on the art/craft/design blog Colossal with her stunning piece Red Dirt Rug! 2) On a sad note,

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WildCraft Studio School Spotlight

April 19, 2017 9:00 am

Founded by Chelsea Heffner in 2013, WildCraft Studio School started small—offering about 15 classes from her personal studio in White Salmon, WA—but has now grown to currently offer over 100 workshops from multiple locations. Today we’re spotlighting this amazing organization—showcasing the history, educational philosophy, classes offered, and participation in SDA’s Making our Mark: Past, Present,

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Surface Expressions Walkthrough by Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

April 5, 2017 9:00 am

The Vermont chapter of SDA organized three exhibits in 2016. These shows were done in part with support from an SDA Small Event Grant. The final one, Surface Expressions, filled the two-story mansion of the Chaffee Art Center in Rutland, Vermont with colorful and engaging artwork. In connection with the exhibition, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan gave a

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Friday Fibers Roundup

March 24, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features historical inquiries into Incan communication, Icelandic garments, and WWII era knitting, as well as a call for artist-in-residence, and two opening exhibitions. 1) The video “Threads That Speak: How The Inca Used Strings to Communicate” looks at the system of knotted string—known as quipus—which was used for communication (via

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