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Blog Post Tag: Nature

Friday Fibers Roundup: Embroidered Flora

April 20, 2018 9:00 am

Flowers, nature, and organic forms are the themes for this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup articles. 1) “Bihar’s Sujani Embroidery has a GI Tag, but why does no one know about It?” by Amarnath Tewary looks at the labor of around 400 women and girls from Bhusra village who work to create Sujani embroidery. When done,

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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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“Echoes of the Prairie: Works in Cloth” by Susan Lordi Marker

January 17, 2018 10:00 am

Susan Lordi Marker is recent SDA member, whose work centralizes around themes of natural resources, ecosystems, and mark making. Below, Susan reflects on the many years of creativity and exploration with a retrospective on her own processes. Several years ago I rescued a remnant of original, unplowed native prairie in Missouri. Since then, I have been

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“In The Studio” with Jacqueline Mallegni

January 10, 2018 10:00 am

SDA member Jacqueline Mallegni takes us inside her studio and process with 2018’s first “In the Studio” article. Working in a wide variety of media, Jacqueline’s creates sculptures inspired by natural forms. Read more to get to know one of our recent members! I began making handmade paper in 1989—falling in love with how the

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Geometry in Nature

November 10, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup spotlights many different ways artists are integrating nature into the their practice and the natural geometry that nature possesses. 1) These dizzyingly complex installations of unbraided ropes branching out like tree roots are created by Janaina Mello Landini as part of her Ciclotrama series (via Colossal). 2) “Spider Drinks Graphene,

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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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“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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