Krista Leesi "Millefleur… waiting for the unicorn" (detail) 2016

Blog Post Tag: SDA Journal

Award Winners for “Shifting Landscapes”

March 22, 2017 9:00 am

Shifting Landscapes, SDA’s juried exhibition, recently opened at form & concept gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico this February. The works in the show explore both traditional and non-traditional interpretations of place either inspired by or made from fiber and textile materials and techniques. Even though there were so many great works accepted into the

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Friday Fibers Roundup

March 17, 2017 9:00 am

From new residencies for tech-savvy makers to Star Wars-inspired tapestries, this Friday Fibers Roundup is the perfect way to finish off the week with some textiles goodness! 1) The Alberta College of Art and Design is seeking an Artist for their Craft + Emerging Media Residency. Artists must be interested in using both digital technologies and

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Friday Fibers Roundup

March 10, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features an SDA member exhibition, a book about translating digital photographs into textiles—also by an SDA member—and so much other great stuff! 1) The SDA show Fiber Fusion just opened and features over 80 artists from across Washington. The show is on display at the Schack Art Center in Everett,

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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 9, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup spotlights multiple calls for artwork, papers, and events, as well a critical look into the connections between weaving and the digital. 1) The Material Turn Project is a call for a series of events that encourage scholarship, building critical dialogue, and showcasing visual artifacts created around the theme of materializing

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Friday Fibers Roundup

December 2, 2016 9:00 am

In honor of “Mending”, our Fall 2016 edition of Surface Design Journal, coming out this week, every roundup post expands upon and reference this hot topic. 1) In “Extreme Mending”, Susan Brown questions why the concept of mending is rarely brought up in conversations about sustainability (via Cooper Hewitt). 2) Aram Han Sifuentes’ Test Sampler

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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 18, 2016 9:00 am

From new advancements in silkworm technology to the costumes of the show Outlander, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup is jam-packed with some awesome textile links to top off your week. 1) Filmmaking duo Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels recently created The Garden Ape, a stop motion short, as part of a promotional campaign

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Friday Fibers Roundup

November 4, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a lovely mix of embroidered internet jokes, an animated short on knitting, a visual gallery of William Morris’ work, and some stitched bread! 1) Japanese artist Shoichi Tsurukawa uses a unique technique called tsutsugaki to explore the “colors of emotions” in his bizarre worlds inhabited by monstrous figures (via

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