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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.

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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.

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Updated: 06/27/13
Updated: 06/27/13
Updated: 06/27/13

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Bellevue (WA): Learn to crochet & participate in Mandy Greer's BAM ARTSfair installation:


Art Zone Shuffle: Mandy Greer
Get schedule of community crochet events at http://matermatrixmother.wordpress.com/



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Boro show in Lessac, France - through 9/15:


Current Exhibition
www.boisbuchet.org
The exhibition "Boro – The Fabric of Life" is a collection of ingeniously repaired futon covers, kimonos, work garments, and other hand made, household textiles which were created by Japanese peasants between 1850 and 1950 using leftover, indigo dyed cotton.…




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SDA Member Gary Schmitt (IN) gets featured on Mr. X Stitch:


eMbroidery - Gary Schmitt
www.mrxstitch.com
...a series of interviews with male embroiderers




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Tangled up in jute! See work by Jay Sae Jung Oh here:


Interview: Jay Sae Jung Oh
www.coolhunting.com
The designer discusses her jute-wrapped sculpture...




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Another gleaming facet of San Antonio conference posted - with great pix - by Cameron Mason: http://www.cameronannemason.com/blog/



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SDA Member Monday: Check out this well-made, under-3-minute video about Jeanne Williamson's work:


Jeanne Williamson Mixed Media Artist


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For Fashion Friday: some of us 2nd wave feminists used this tactic, too - back in the '70s:


Hairy Stockings Are China's Latest 'Anti-Pervert' Trend
mashable.com
Summer shorts and skirts can bring on unwanted male attention. A Sina Weibo user in China has found a solution: stockings that look like hairy man legs.




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Say it with flowers - redefined!


A Japanese Ad Agency Reinvents Advertising for Funeral Services | Colossal
www.thisiscolossal.com



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Blogger Extraordinaire Cameron Mason beautifully recaps her take-away from key interface conference speakers in her latest post: http://www.cameronannemason.com/blog/



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Ekaterina Panikanova creates work that blurs the line between painting, installation and collage.


Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova | Colossal
www.thisiscolossal.com



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SDA Member Tali Weinberg is now Executive Director of Textile Society of America. Congrats, Tali!


TSA Welcomes New Executive Director
textilesocietyofamerica.org



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Check out this overview of SDA exhibitions still on in post-conference San Antonio - from a local writer's point-of-view:


Textile artists leave function far behind
www.mysanantonio.com



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Thanks again to Cameron Mason for blogging good images - including 3 award winners (Naomi Adams work shown here) - of SDA Members' Show at SAYsi gallery during interface conference: http://www.cameronannemason.com/blog/



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Check out great images on SDA Member Cameron Mason's blog about a highly-inspiring Gallery Day at San Antonio conference. Photo is detail of Nathalie Miebach's work. http://www.cameronannemason.com/2013/06/13/gallery-day-at-sda/



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Kudos to Pazia Mannella for posting this impression of SDA interface San Antonio Fiesta Fiber Tour on TylerFiber blog:


Tyler School of Art Fibers & Material Studies: SDA interface conference fiber study tour
tylerfiber.blogspot.com



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One final San Antonio treat: don't miss seeing 10 winners of V&A's annual contest for art inspired by Islamic tradition at SA Museum of Art (til 8/11); most used textile media! See them here:


Jameel Prize 2011 - Victoria and Albert Museum
www.vam.ac.uk



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If you are still in post-conference San Antonio June 13, don't miss Jane at theMcNay:


Artists Looking At Art: Jane Dunnewold | Conversations & Lectures
www.mcnayart.org
McNay Art Museum San Antonio Texas




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Lynne Bruning's sold out conference workshop gave SDA members and conference attenders the unique opportunity to study soft circuits with the best teacher around. Thanks, Lynne!


eTextile Lounge - everything electronic and textiles
www.etextilelounge.com



Surface_Design: RT @lbruning: Spreading the eTextile love to @Surface_Design #in-ter-face
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Nathalie Miebach was our highly stimulating conference closing speaker; she said that by making stuff we teach our hands how to listen. View her TED Talk here:


Nathalie Miebach: Art made of storms | Video on TED.com
www.ted.com
Artist Nathalie Miebach takes weather data from massive storms and turns it into complex sculptures that embody the forces of nature and time. These sculptures then become musical scores for a string quartet to play.




Background image by Lynne Bruning