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.

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Updated: 07/23/14
Updated: 07/23/14
Updated: 07/23/14

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Kornit teamed up with FIT Textile Surface Design students to promote new environmentally-friendly, easy-does-it digital printer:


Kornit - Direct to Garment
www.kornit.com



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Scientist quits his day job to devote his life to folding paper:


Online Origami Tutorials Eclipse the Traditional Manual
www.nytimes.com



ArtQuilt Gallery NYC hosts an upcoming exhibit by Barbara McKie "Quilts from Nature" http://ow.ly/zihDZ
Check out summer workshops with Gunnel Hag in Toronto, CA. http://ow.ly/zihnB
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Holland Cotter of NYT calls this "the most unassumingly beautiful show I’ve seen in NYC this summer."


‘Waterweavers’ / Bard Graduate Center
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Master of Materials Phyllida Barlow has inaugural "Gig" at new H&W gallery in Somerset, UK:


Exhibitions / Hauser & Wirth
www.hauserwirth.com



Who is in Rhode Island for #HGAconv? How was the fashion show? @hgaconvergence
Mirka Knaster, is part of the The Sea Ranch Art Tour. Her textile studio is open for the tour Labor Day weekend http://ow.ly/zfurH
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UK-born Sophie Standing paints the wildlife in Kenya with thread:


Elaborate Textile 'Collages' of African Wildlife
www.thisiscolossal.com



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The sobering surface of what we throw away:


Lying Down in a Week's Worth of Trash
www.mymodernmet.com



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Handweavers Guild of America is about to converge in Providence, RI. See related shows here:


A Lively Experiment: All Media Exhibition
www.weavespindye.org



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Now on at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA:


Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters & Innovators
fullercraft.org



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Rebozos get some love at Fashion & Textile Museum in London:


ftmlondon.org
ftmlondon.org



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Flax goes DIY in Wisconsin:


On Campus: UWGB’s Grow-Your-Own Flax Project
www.surfacedesign.org
The Flax Project at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay gives new meaning to “grow your own.” Find out how faculty worked across disciplines to make it happen from seed to multi-use fiber – and how happy-making the process was for everyone. Art Department Chair (and SDA Member) Alison Gates tells all.




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Congrats to 24 emerging makers!


Outstanding Student Award - 2014 | surfacedesign.org
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Nominated by their instructors, these outstanding undergraduate and graduate students received a one-year membership to SDA.




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Provocative idea:


x.pose

...is a wearable data-driven sculpture that exposes the skin as a real-time reflection of the data the wearer is producing.




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NEA honors Carolyn Mazloomi (Ohio) for her work & advocacy via Women of Color Quilter's Network:


NEA National Heritage Fellowships
arts.gov



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Etsy is becoming one stop shopping for the gewgaws of hand-crafted projects:


Top Etsy Sellers- June 2014
www.handmadeology.com



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New "3-D Weaver" using wool + silicone (inspired by sewing machine & knitting machine) = WOW!


3D-Weaving Turns a Single Thread Into Shoe Soles
gizmodo.com



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