Rosie Lee Tompkins "Three Sixes" (detail)

Blog Post Tag: textiles

SDA Book Club, April “Build a Flower”

April 3, 2020 5:00 am

This month’s SDA Book Club spotlights a fun book to help you stay occupied during this time at home. “Build a Flower” by Lucia Balcazar goes over the tools, techniques, designs, and more when it comes to making paper flowers. Chances are, many artists have some type of paper lying around, and this book provides …

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Member Spotlight: Susan Hotchkis

March 25, 2020 5:00 am

Our second member spotlight of March is Susan Hotchkis, a Scotland-based artist, whose work has incredibly rich surface texture and vibrant color palettes! I was born and raised in Hull (East Yorkshire, England) but spent most of my adult life in Manchester. My first sewing machine was given to me when I was seven and …

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“The Many Faces of Sharon Kerry-Harlan” By Jody Clowes

March 10, 2020 5:00 am

Whether she’s working in textile, collage, or photography, Sharon Kerry-Harlan makes art that buzzes with life and energy. The Wauwatosa-based artist is best known for her unconventional pieced quilts that set bold, graphic shapes and patterns against a background of subtle color and lively stitched line. Her quilts are dominated by funky, off-kilter geometric designs …

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SDA Book Club, March: “Threads of Life”

March 6, 2020 5:00 am

This month’s SDA Book Club features of review of Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle by Clare Hunter written by Faith Hagenhofer. We’re lucky to have Faith reviewing quite a few new and upcoming textile books that go further in-depth into the rich history and materiality of textiles!  Threads of …

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Member Spotlight: Polly Bech

February 12, 2020 6:00 am

Surface Design Association is so lucky to have such a strong and talented community of artists and makers. With members all over the world, doing a variety of work, we’ve decided to start a monthly blog spotlight featuring more of what our community is working on. Our inaugural member spotlight is Polly Bech: a Philadelphia-based quilter …

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“Water” at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

November 1, 2019 9:00 am

Water addresses issues of conservation and climate change while embracing water’s evocative qualities and formal beauty. The exhibition brings together an exceptional group of contemporary artists whose work is inspired by the expressive possibilities of water. Located Cedarburg, Wisconsin, a region rich with fresh water, aims to bring attention to this valuable, yet vulnerable, resource through …

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Outstanding Student Award Winners 2019 (Part III of III)

August 28, 2019 9:00 am

Closing out SDA’s Outstanding Students Award Winners is our third, and final, top-notch gallery of student work featuring innovation within the field of fibers and textiles. All were nominated by the chair of their department, all winners receive a free digital membership for the year. For more information check out Outstanding Student Awards https://www.surfacedesign.org/members/awards-grants/…

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Outstanding Student Award Winners 2019 (Part II of III)

August 21, 2019 9:00 am

This week presents our second batch of SDA’s Outstanding Students Award Winners and they will continue the streak of innovation within the field of fibers and textiles. Nominated by the chair of their department, all winners receive a free digital membership for the year. For more information check out Outstanding Student Awards https://www.surfacedesign.org/members/awards-grants/…

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