Jeremy Noonan "Colorway 1" (detail) 2016

Blog Post Tag: Making It

Hybrid Transitions: Collaborative Itajime by Tyler Peterson

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

In continuation with the previous article on katazome and technology, textile artist Tyler Peterson presents a new exploration into traditional historic dye processes with a technological update in collaboration with Aaron De Lanty. The idea for this experiment came from a conversation Aaron and I had over a year ago about ways to speed up and make …

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Cheers to Fiber Art!

November 28, 2016 9:00 am

SDA Member Cameron Anne Mason recently had the wonderful experience of being selected as the first fiber artist to take part in the Chateau Ste Michelle Winery’s annual Artist Series. Below, she details the selection process, turning her work from dimensional fiber pieces to two-dimensional labels, and the wine release party. The Artist Series wine …

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Photographing Your Work by Jason Houge

November 17, 2016 6:10 pm

Submissions are now open for Shifting Landscapes (SDA’s 3rd International Juried Members’ exhibition), and we thought it would be helpful to provide an in-depth tutorial for how to properly photograph artwork. Having good images of your work to submit can make or break your chances of getting into any juried exhibition. We are so very lucky …

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Hybrid Transitions: A Modern Take on Katazome by Tyler Peterson

October 30, 2016 1:28 am

This moment is an exciting time to be working in the field of fibers and textiles. More so than any other time in history makers, craftspeople, and artists are able to access information about a multitude of different techniques, processes, and materials. Classes, books, and YouTube tutorials are readily available to learn how to make …

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The Business of Art: Framing & Finishing Your Work

April 30, 2016 12:04 pm

Do you bring the same A-game to finishing your work as you do to creating it? Gallery owner Dori Settles often encounters artist who don’t. Get her insights on some red flag issues so that sloppy presentation doesn’t devalue your ideas, mastery of technique and reputation for professionalism – or the opportunity to get your work selected for exhibition….

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Why I Made Time to Get Made/Aware

November 16, 2015 8:40 pm

Whether or not you were able to attend, get an overview of some hot spots & highlights of “Made/Aware: Socially Engaged Art” – Surface Design Associaton’s 1st Craft + Concept Intensive held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in October 2015. Emerging artist, educator (and 2nd generation SDA member!) Tamryn McDermott shares her play-by-play experience here.

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Mending Gold in the Balkans

October 30, 2015 3:25 pm

Brooks Harris Stevens uses the universally acknowledged value of gold – in the form of thread – to stitch healing energy into buildings and cultures. Marvel at these 2 recent installations where she mended the built environment to build awareness about the value of progress in post-communist Albania & recession-ravaged Romania, while simultaneously stretching the boundaries of the fiber medium….

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Teaching Art: A Spectator Sport That Includes Cheering

August 31, 2015 5:05 am

Artist and educator Peg Gignoux coaches the art out of people. Her collaborators are hospitalized pediatric patients, 6th graders, teen poets, refugee children, women in rehab, homeless families, library patrons and cancer patients. You’ll cheer along with her as you view the works that have emerged from putting textile media in the hands of these diverse – and extraordinary – teams of creators….

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A Contemporary French Textile Odyssey

June 1, 2015 5:56 pm

Let artist Barbara Shapiro take you along on her recent search for the pulse of contemporary French textile arts. Get hots tips for planning your own Francophile textile travel while getting an overview of the who’s who in French fiber via this stunning photo essay – exclusively for SDA NewsBlog. …

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