Surface Design Association

Massachusetts & Rhode Island Chapter

Breakfast get together Thursday 7/21

Don’t forget – SDA member breakfast get together this Thursday July 21st at 9:30 AM at Swissbakers, 168 Western Ave. in Allston.

SDA website transition is currently transitioning to a new format and will be offline for a couple of days. The new website should be ‘live’ by this weekend. Here’s the message –

“We are currently experiencing website downtime as we transition to our new website. We apologize for any inconvenience. For questions about memberships, renewals, donations or purchases please contact Membership Manager Trevi Fountain, email:, or telephone: 707-829-3110.

Thanks for your patience and understanding. We will be in touch with further instructions about logging in to new member profiles. All members will receive those instructions.”

Check out Carol Anne Grotrian’s recent Indigo and Shibori workshop

SDA member Carol Anne Grotrian taught her Indigo and Shibori workshop last month at Pro Chemical & Dye in Fall River, MA.

Enthusiastic students absorbed many of the age old techniques and then went on to creatively experiment, proving that these are living traditions indeed. It was a wonderful experience for me as a teacher.” ~ Carol Anne Grotrian

Carol Anne has kindly shared photos – click here to check them out!

Upcoming workshops with Elena Rosenberg in Yarmouth


Join SDA board director Elena Rosenberg at her two workshops next month at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. The Cultural Center is located in historic Yarmouth, MA, and is a beautiful venue with air-conditioned classrooms.

Introduction to Wet Felting: August 8th, 9 AM – 1 PM Continue reading “Upcoming workshops with Elena Rosenberg in Yarmouth”

Check out this article in Fiber Art Now!

Check out this great article written by SDA member Nancy Monson in Fiber Art Now Summer 2016 edition. Download pdf file – Fiber Art Now Article

Member Spotlight on Kimberly Becker

Kimberly Becker is this month’s SDA member spotlight.

Bird with flower garland
Bird with flower garland

Kimberly Becker is an embroiderer.  She takes her love of painting and combines it with hand embroidery.

Most recently, she travelled to Paris, France, with the help of a Surface Design Association personal development grant, to study at Ecole Lesage, the prestigious haute couture embroidery house currently owned by Chanel. Continue reading “Member Spotlight on Kimberly Becker”

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