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”

Alabama Chanin

I learned about Alabama Studio and Natalie Chanin through a Dye Talk a week ago and just feel in like with her journey and her business model. So I purchased one of five of her books to enhance by sewing and embroidery skills. The designs are simple but amazing! Alabama Chanin is a lifestyle companyContinue reading “Alabama Chanin”

Kibibi Ajanku’s Indigo Journey

Indigo dye has a history that spans many continents. When I learned about Baltimore Dye Initiative, I learned about artist and Master Dyer, Kibibi Ajanku. Her work is amazing! Yet, my interest in her work comes with uncovering the indigo dye production in America from West Africa. So if you are into the history andContinue reading “Kibibi Ajanku’s Indigo Journey”

Do you know about Nest?

I am a researcher -more lately with my work around textile and fiber design and history. When I found out about Nest co-op, I instantly became a member back in December. Founded by Rebecca van Bergen in 2006, she followed her passion to turn craft, the 2nd largest employer of women globally, into a meansContinue reading “Do you know about Nest?”

1/20 @ 2pmET: Textile Talk: Surface Design Association

Natural Dyes & the Natural Dye Garden January 20 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET for the next Textile Talk! Register. Why use natural dyes? The winter months are a perfect time to plan next year’s natural dye garden. Please join our guests Catharine Ellis, Kim Eichler-Messmer, and Kenya Miles and Rosa Chang of the Baltimore NaturalContinue reading “1/20 @ 2pmET: Textile Talk: Surface Design Association”

Call for Designs – Cast On Magazine Summer 2021 Issue

Cast On, published quarterly, is the official publication of The Knitting Guild Association.  We welcome design and article submissions from everyone but give preference to our members.  A Call for Design email is sent to designers three months before the publication date to solicit design submissions.  The Call for Design will indicate the deadline forContinue reading “Call for Designs – Cast On Magazine Summer 2021 Issue”

Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series

If you are not aware of the work of Elizabeth Lay, please take the time on Friday, January 15, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET to learn about her and from her during the Smithsonian Associates Program. Elizabeth Lay will be one a lecturer for Fiber With A Cause workshop in the summerContinue reading “Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series”

Navajo Way of Life…Weaving

Join Orenda Tribe and Stockpiler and Watch Weaving the Future, a conversation featuring four contemporary Diné Weavers filmed by Diné filmmaker, Shaun Price. This conversation highlights the authentic voices of these young Diné weavers who are holding and sharing cultural knowledge that has been preserved for generations. You can learn how you can support byContinue reading “Navajo Way of Life…Weaving”