Dorothy McGuiness "Zig Zag 3" (detail) 2015

Blog Post Tag: SDA Journal

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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Friday Fibers Roundup

April 21, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup explores a conservation studio in Switzerland, a new exhibition of female artists at MoMA, as well as the story behind making traditional Japanese Kimonos. 1) The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 revealed the winner for its annual Young Architects Program—Jenny Sabin Studio. Sabin’s piece, Lumen, is created from …

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Friday Fibers Roundup

April 7, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features articles on a forgotten weaver, an African American female artist group exhibit, a fifth-generation Master Printer in India, as well as how historic tapestry weaving was done. 1) The Crossover Borås 2017 Conference of the European Textile Network, co-organized with the Swedish Museum of Textiles and Nordic Textile Art …

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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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