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Blog Post Tag: Textile Travel

Friday Fibers Roundup

October 6, 2016 9:00 am

From the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to a gendered look at what pockets represent, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup looks at fashion, past lectures, upcoming calls, and an exciting research trip by SDA’s Editor and Assistant Editor! 1) President Obama helped inaugurate the National Museum of African American History and Culture …

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What is “Crafting Community”?

October 5, 2016 6:41 pm

With the entry deadline for Crafting Community: SDA 2016 Inaugural International Exhibition in Print drawing closer (October 15th), I wanted to take a moment to share what “Crafting Community” means to me. The world of fibers & textiles is a tight knit (pun intended) field. Once you start meeting people, you realize how truly connected …

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Friday Fibers Roundup

September 23, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Roundup features political art created from beach trash, a brief history of pivotal women in labor, many awards being given out, and so much more! Kara Walker (whose show was previewed in our latest journal, “The Body Embellished“) even makes an appearance in a music video. 1) SDA Member Celina Grigore just received the …

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Collaboration and Continuation by Lisa Klakulak

September 21, 2016 11:00 am

Surface Design Journal’s Summer issue, “The Body Embellished“, features a new department showcasing artists-in-residence and their experiences they have while away. At the 2015 American Craft Council Show in Atlanta, GA, artist Lisa Klakulak was presented with an Award of Excellence that included a two week fellowship at the Hambidge Creative Residency Program near Dillard, GA. Below …

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Following an Appliqué Trail Around the World

March 31, 2016 5:06 pm

Love textile travel? Connect to your inner adventurer via this story about the applique-driven journeys of artist Nell Sonnemann. Patricia Malarcher, esteemed former Surface Design Journal editor, has spent the last several years editing Sonnemann’s far-flung inquiry into varieties of applique. Check out the set of 12 travel journals she created to document a process – and a quirky and exceptional spirit….

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NYC’s Best Annual Fashion Conference

January 15, 2016 3:09 pm

If you are – or aspire to be – among the fashion cognoscenti, you’ll want this annual fashion conference on your radar. Held every November in New York City, Initiatives in Art & Culture presents the who’s-who and what’s-what of the latest fashion culture trends & ideas. Hear and meet iconic designers, authors, curators, retailers, filmmakers & thinkers. This event is not to be missed!…

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Mending Gold in the Balkans

October 30, 2015 3:25 pm

Brooks Harris Stevens uses the universally acknowledged value of gold – in the form of thread – to stitch healing energy into buildings and cultures. Marvel at these 2 recent installations where she mended the built environment to build awareness about the value of progress in post-communist Albania & recession-ravaged Romania, while simultaneously stretching the boundaries of the fiber medium….

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9ISS Tour = Special Access to Textiles + Experts In China

August 19, 2015 3:15 pm

9th International Shibori Symposium (Fall 2104) in Hangzhou, China, opened unprecedented access to Chinese textile history and practice for 250 international participants from 15 countries. Get a taste of the experience for yourself – and find out what impressions endured after this once-in-a-lifetime journey – from artist/educator Amy Putansu. …

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A Contemporary French Textile Odyssey

June 1, 2015 5:56 pm

Let artist Barbara Shapiro take you along on her recent search for the pulse of contemporary French textile arts. Get hots tips for planning your own Francophile textile travel while getting an overview of the who’s who in French fiber via this stunning photo essay – exclusively for SDA NewsBlog. …

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