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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Vlisco: rocking wax prints - since 1846:


FANTASIA – Vlisco V-Inspired TV Commercial
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The True Original




Now to Oct. 11 #Contextile2014 in Portugal an exceptional exhibition including #LindaFriedmanSchmidt http://bit.ly/1kjvMBr
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Polly Apfelbaum gets inspired by this classic 1950s weaver's pattern book:


Polly Apfelbaum: ‘A Handweaver’s Pattern Book’
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If you are an American maker, you can nominate yourself for 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards. Deadline August 29:


Nominations 101
www.marthastewart.com



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Warsaw-based artist laces it up:


Urban Jewelry: Lace Street Art by NeSpoon
www.thisiscolossal.com



Watch Jane Dunnewold on Web TV: "The Quilt Show" with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims! http://ow.ly/zHxh4
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Artist Kara Walker reflects on her early success + offers advice in this short video for ART21:


Kara Walker: Starting Out
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Worth the 45+ minutes it takes to watch it; get to know who's making the future now:


The Next Black - A film about the Future of Clothing




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For those working with color:


Can You Pass A Color Blind Test?
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Loom bands? Those rainbow loops created by a Michigan dad:


Dress Made Of 20,000 Loom Bands Sells For More Than $200,000 on ebay
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#CallforEntry Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art Deadline is October 31, 2014 http://ow.ly/zihVd
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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
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ArtQuilt Gallery NYC hosts an upcoming exhibit by Barbara McKie "Quilts from Nature" http://ow.ly/zihDZ
Pleased to announce that longtime partner @Surface_Design will participate in the Partner Pavilion at the fair! #sofa21 #sofapartner
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
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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
Background image by Lynne Bruning