Surface Design Association

Massachusetts & Rhode Island Chapter

Suzanne Watzman at MASS Fashion Symposium

MASS Fashion Symposium
Mass Fashion: Past, Present, and Future
October 5-6, 2018
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Alfond Auditorium
This is a free 2-day event at the MFA. SDA member Suzanne Watzman will present a session titled, Recycled, Reclaimed, Sustainable Fashion: Less is More is Less…..
Suzanne is also looking for people/artists/companies, preferably in Massachusetts, that are actively working with recycled and sustainable materials in the fashion industry, so that she can share at her session what is going on here in MA.
Please contact Suzanne at

Updates from Adrienne Sloane

The Unraveling

continues on special exhibit through September 20th at

The New Bedford Art Museum 
Please join me for Nesting Night,, a group knit in the gallery from 5:30-8:30 on the final night.

The Unraveling will next be shown at

Crossing Boundaries: Material as Message
Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY
Oct 7- Nov 25, 2018, Opening: Oct 13, 1-4
Five voices in the mediums of Glass, Ceramic, Metal, Wood and Fiber speak to the enormous power of art to break through barriers, convey a message and empower.
Nancy Azara,, Mitch Lewis, Joyce Scott,
Adrienne Sloane, Kebedech Tekleab

The Constitution behind the knit cotton flag is becoming progressively more visible now over 20 months into this administration.

Ideas for future venues welcomed. Thanks!
View January 2018 unraveling event here.

Please don’t forget to
Cast (on) Your Vote
Where does the fiber community stand
on the state of the Union?

Help me create an American flag that represents our collective views by sending me a 3 inch knit (or crochet) square, the color of your political leanings which I will then assemble into a flag in advance of the 2018 election.

I would love representation from every state and
across the political spectrum, so please help spread the word.
(Notes with squares also welcomed.)

Red – Republican
White – Independent
Blue – Democrat
Purple – prefer other options
Gray – not voting

Please send them to me at:
Adrienne Sloane
Munroe Center for the Arts
1403 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420

And thank you!
Questions? Contact me at:

Current & Upcoming: 

Crossing Boundaries: Material as Message
Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY
Oct 7- Nov 25, 2018,
Opening Oct 13, 1-4

2018 Mary Schein Fall Salon, Cambridge Art Association,
Cambridge, MA, Sept 7 – 22, 2018

Mosesian Members Show,
Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
Sept 13-Nov 2, 2018
Opening reception: Sept 20, 5-7pm

ABOUT TIME, Gallery Twist (formerly Gallery Blink),
Lexington, MA Sept 28 – Oct 27, 2018
Opening reception Sept 29, 5 – 8PM

Nesting Night at the New Bedford Art Museum
September 20, 2018 5:30-8:30

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
Wonderful Wire: a fiber artist’s approach
November 3-4, 2018


Jewelry also newly available at Cambridge Artist’s Coop
in Harvard Square, 59a Church Street, Cambridge, MA
Other inquiries welcomed.

Reminder: Fiberlicious Call for Entries

Fiberlicious is a juried exhibition of fiber / textile art exploring
materials and concepts that are so attractive to your senses, they are
fiberlicious!  Do you use fiber techniques or incorporate fiber into your
work? We welcome submissions from any media as long as it is inspired
by, related to or created from fiber / textiles. We encourage: the
unique and unusual, 2-D or 3-D, video or digitally-generated, wearable,
installation, mobile or static. Apply to become a juried member of the
Gallery show or for more information go to our CaFÉ application url:

Loading Dock Gallery
122 Western Avenue Lowell, MA

February 27 – March 31, 2019

Fiber Artists flyer

Registration Open: Spend a Day with SDA at Fuller Craft Museum

The portal for registering  for Spend A Day With SDA is now open and ready for business

Join the Connecticut and Massachusetts/Rhode Island SDA regional groups for an inspiring day at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts on October 27, 2018. Registration is limited and begins September 5th. Open to all SDA Members.

See our blog announcement here.

Indigo Workshop with Carol Ann Gotrian

Here’s an opportunity to learn shibori techniques and experience the magic of indigo vats n a sylvan setting. Carol Anne Grotrian will be teaching at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell, MA . On Saturday, Sept. 29. The class willl continue where last June’s workshop left off  with new techniques, but beginners are welcome, For more information and to register, click here.

To see the poster for this workshop, click on the link below.

Sept 29 2018 poster


Japanese Stitching Workshop in Italy

Kimberly Becker and Berri Kramer  will be offering a Japanese Stitching and Piecing Class- Boro, Sashiko, Indigo and Nuido Techniques along with hand piecing and applique.
Both have a deep history with Textiles and are excited to offer comprehensive instruction along with the history of the techniques they will be teaching.
Picture this- A week in Tuscany, a private chef, a Palazzo in San Gemini, antique kimono fabrics, goody bags, daily workshop with like-minded women- $1950.00 for a shared room if you act quickly. Find a friend and come together or come to meet new crafters/ stitchers/ creative people. April 27- May 4, 2019.
Message me if this sounds like your dream getaway and you would join us. Only 8 spots open. The website has not yet gone live, so I will take your information personally before it is announced to the world!

Kimberly Becker


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