Susan Hotchkis "Rust-rose" (detail) 2016

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Practice and Process

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup looks at the behind-the-scenes ways artists, craftspeople, and designers create their work. 1) “The Invention of Modern Color: Synthetic Dyes” is Susan Clark’s recent TED Talk where she explores the origins of where our synthetic dyes came from (via Explore Fiber). 2) South African artist Marsi van de Heuvel creates

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Best Textile Books to Give (And Get) in 2017

The holidays are fast approaching and what better gift to give than a book on textiles? Surface Design Association presents our countdown spotlighting some of our favorite books that came out in 2017–perfect for any fibers fan. Whether you’re into contemporary approaches, technical skills, project ideas, or historical readings, this list has got you covered! 1)

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Stitched Together

Our Friday Fibers Roundup for this week spotlights a variety of artists working with traditional and non-traditional forms of embroidery and stitching to create works that are both conceptual and visually enticing. 1) This video shows the amazingly squishy and mesmerizing sculptures by Chilean artist Serena Garcia Dalla Venezia (via Explore Fiber). 2) “Knotted Thread

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