Sonja Dahl "Colonial Glory" (detail) 2016

Blog Post Tag: Sustainability

“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 19, 2017 8:35 am

From silicone innovations in fashion, to how TV logos were created before graphic design software, this Friday Fibers Roundup is the perfect way to finish the week! 1) “Anni Albers Deserves Space on the A-List of Art” by Blake Gopnik argues that Anni Albers’s weavings are more daring than Josef’s paintings, and should be more …

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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

May 5, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features Rei Kawakubo’s ground breaking fashion exhibition, a call for embroidery works, and life-saving weaving technology in Bolivia. 1) “Rei Kawakubo, the Nearly Silent Oracle of Fashion” by Matthew Schneier explores Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition which features over 150 garments and is the first solo show …

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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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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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