Call for Submissions!

Surface Design Association Journal Submissions Are you interested in submitting an article for Surface Design Journal? We truly value the work, viewpoints, and perspectives of our members and fiber community and would love to hear from you. Listed below are our themes, deadlines, and requirements for proposals! Please make sure to review all instructions carefully.Continue reading “Call for Submissions!”

Black History Month Panel

Join me as part of The Fearless Artist talk with 4 Black women creative entrepreneurs This Sunday! Sunday, February 27, 20222-3pm ESTRSVP: tinyurl.com/BlackWomenCreatives Our special guests have many years of experience across a variety of creative disciplines, and a wealth of knowledge to share on how to grow your business, push against any obstacles inContinue reading “Black History Month Panel”

Fiberuarychallenge

Get a chance to connect with fiber artists [knitter, crocheter, weaver, tapestry, amd more] all over the world on Instagram. Join the 8th Annual #Fiberuarychallenge – the entire month of February. Tag me if you participate @fiberwithacause.

Virtual Stitch-In Begins 2/9

Botanical Colors invites you to join them for the first Wednesday of every month for a year-long Virtual Stitch-In with textile designer + natural dye advocate Heidi Iverson for #Whatsthemeaning2022. We will start Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 at 9am Pacific/noon Eastern. As we find ourselves entering year three of the pandemic, join us monthly asContinue reading “Virtual Stitch-In Begins 2/9”

Mastermind Group for Craft Entrepreneurs

Craft Industry Alliance is offering a Mastermind Group. Deadline January 13th – you must be a member. It’s a good alliance to be a member of, either way, as it’s full of resources, workshops, and even a job board. ‘In our Mastermind Group program, you’ll gather twice a month online with a small group ofContinue reading “Mastermind Group for Craft Entrepreneurs”

Community Ties January 2022

Community Ties, SDA’s January 2022 online conference, celebrates the many connections we share as artists and makers. Open to members and nonmembers, Community Ties includes more than 15 hours of programming spread across an entire week. Join us Saturday, January 22nd and 29th from 12-4pm ET for our main programming. Weekday programming includes Meet the Maker demos, meetups, and an SDA open house. The conference willContinue reading “Community Ties January 2022”

Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories

Join curator Jennifer Swope for a digital exploration of the exhibition Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from October 10, 2021, through January 17, 2022.

Holding Space Returns 11.5.21

WE RETURN! Holding Space: Breaking Barriers through Curation, This Friday, November 5, 7 PM ET/6 PM CT, 4 PM PT FREE. REGISTER NOW @surface_design Holding Space: Breaking Barriers through Curation is a virtual panel featuring three curators whose works explore themes of identity, culture, representation, and decolonization. Often utilizing fiber and textiles, their projects pushContinue reading “Holding Space Returns 11.5.21”

The Yarn Industry and the Environment

“On some level the (large-scale) craft industry and the textile industry share the same supply streams until the final stages,” Dale Washburn, founder of yarn company Bellatrista, says in an email. “That is, the production of the raw fiber, the large-scale dyeing, etc. are indistinguishable. They only really diverge when the finished fiber/thread is spun into yarn or sent to be woven into cloth and sewn into garments. So,Continue reading “The Yarn Industry and the Environment”