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Blog Post Tag: Shop Talk

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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Friday Fibers Roundup: Fashion Traditions

January 11, 2019 9:00 am

From smart dresses to beading on Vans, this Friday Fibers Roundup has a great mix of articles on how traditional fashion is remixed. 1) This video shows how Native American fashion designer, Charlene Holy Bear blends Vans (the popular skate sneaker) with her heritage of hand-beading. 2) “Researchers Build a Smart Dress to show how …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Tight-Knit

October 26, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features ten articles that spotlight the past, present, and future of knitting; with themes touching on technology, craft, restoration, and more! 1) “Imaging Tool Unravels Secrets of Child’s Sock from Ancient Egypt” by Caroline Davies looks at how a non-invasive technique devised by British Museum shed light on dyeing and …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Basket Case

August 31, 2018 9:00 am

From wall tapestries, to baskets, and everything in between, this week’s roundup features a great mix of weaving articles and exhibitions. 1) “The Enduring Influence of Ikat Fabric, from Oscar de la Renta to Contemporary Design” by Vanessa H. Larson examines how Ikat patterns have become enormously popular in both fashion and interior design. But …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Stories to Tell

July 13, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s roundup focuses on highlighting a variety of voices and experience, and how they are expressed through the medium of textiles. From perforative fashion, to interactive installation, each story is worth hearing. 1) Jono Vaughan’s series Project 42 addresses the pattern of violence against transgender people in the United States, providing both a form …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Fierce Fashion

June 22, 2018 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup spotlights the importance of size, culture, and class representation within the fashion industry. 1) “A Muslim Fashion Blogger With a Fierce Message” by Alex Hawgood highlights the work done by Ms. Katebi (the brains behind the politically-charged fashion blog Joojoo Azad), where she frequently casts a spotlight on reductive media …

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