fiber + fabric: art • craft • design

The Surface Design Association is an international community engaged in the creative exploration of fiber & fabric. Our mission is to promote awareness & appreciation of the textile arts. Through member-supported publications, exhibitions & conferences, we inspire creativity, encourage innovation, & advocate excellence.

What Does Surface Design Mean To You?

Surface Design refers to any process that gives structure, pattern, or color to fiber & fabric. These include spinning, felting, papermaking, weaving, knotting, netting, looping, dyeing, painting, stitching, cutting, piecing, printing, quilting, & embellishing.

What Does Surface Design Mean To You?

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Updated: 09/16/14
Updated: 09/16/14
Updated: 09/16/14

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SDA gave 10 K-12 educators scholarships to attend our 2011 conference - which inspired them to create a website resource for fiber arts educators. BRAVA to all!


Explore Fiber
www.explorefiber.com



#CallForEntry PleinAir magazine presents the 4th Annual PleinAir Salon. Deadline is September 30th. http://ow.ly/BuB2j
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Now on view at Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles:


New Directions: Textile Society of America's 1st Juried Exhibition
www.cafam.org



Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Quilts of Gwendolyn Ann Magee at the Gatewood Gallery of UNCG. Now to Nov. 8th http://ow.ly/BuAQr
Congrats to Marijke van Welzen who won 1st place in the 2014 Hoffman Challenge with her coat "Midsummernightsdream" http://ow.ly/BuAFl
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Get state-of-the-art training – ahead of the pack – in this new Masters program in Surface Imaging at Philadelphia University (PA).


SDA Newsblog
www.surfacedesign.org



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In this rare interview, Sarah Burton fully emerges from behind the shadow of Lee McQueen:


The Genius Next Door
tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com
Shy, unassuming and nice, Sarah Burton, the Alexander McQueen designer, is everything that her magically haunting collections are not.




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SDA member Linda F. Schmidt upcycles clothing in hooked compositions. Read her profile on Textile Study Group of NY blog:


Linda Friedman Schmidt: Transformation Through Clothing
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Congrats to 8 SDA member/artists who organized a group show of work on now through 9/26 at Gallery 1639 in Twin Cities / MN. https://www.facebook.com/sd8mn





Fashion Safehouse Occupation: Adam Arnold as Artist in Residence. His Fall collection Debuts October 1st @craftmuseum http://ow.ly/BbwXs
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House of Schumacher gets a 21st c make-over:


A Narrative Thread
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In rebranding one of the oldest fabric companies in the country, a new creative director finds inspiration in Schumacher’s rich history.




Jason Pollen "Unfurled: Thirty Years in Kansas City" http://ow.ly/BbwL0
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Atelier Versace created her gown; the veil is embroidered with imagery by her kids:


Angelina Jolie's Wedding Dress Covered In Her Kids' Drawings
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Cindy Sherman wigs outs:


156 Wigs of Cindy Sherman
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Joanne Segal Brandford's knots & nets merged research & art:


Fiber and Air: A Net by Joanne Segal Brandford
www.cooperhewitt.org



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Pushing back against increasing exploitation of creatives:


Heroic Designer Publicly Shames Showtime for Asking Him to Work for Free
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Get a new perspective on Korean textile arts & artists - East & West - in our latest issue:


SDA Journal - Summer 2014
www.surfacedesign.org



Frances Taylor is 1 of 2 featured artists at this years Fiberfest in Almonte Ontario CA Sept 13-14 http://ow.ly/AlqRH
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How work pants met horse blankets in San Francisco Gold Rush era - and changed fashion.


Who Made Those Bluejeans?
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Using yams & mud to dye silk cloth that was once more expensive than gold in China:


Kathrin Von Rechenberg's Tea Silk
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