Monday, April 12, 2010

SDA Member News -- April 12, 2010

Announcing a new opportunity for SDA members: SDA is renting booth space at Convergence (July 18-25, in Albuquerque)  and the Houston Quilt Festival (Nov 4-7). For a $100 fee,  members can have a three-hour window to do demos of techniques, process, books, DVDs or simply show their own work. Mentorship for participating in one of these opportunities is available. It's a great collaborative effort for both SDA members and the organization as a whole.

Read more about participating in this at the following link:

Class Opportunities

Improve your skills or learn new ones at upcoming classes in New York and nearby NJ.

Classes Organized by Sara Barnett in Canandaigua, NY

Michele Wipplinger: August 18-24

Class 1: August 18-20, Barsalan – Making mudcloth with tannins, mud dyes, ochres and extracts

Class 2: August 22-24, Dyeing as if the Earth Mattered – Dyeing 16 skeins in one pot and adding to the pot to get 16 different colors. Each student goes home with 6-8 groups of 16 small skeins in harmonious color ways suitable for knitting, weaving and crochet projects.




Class 1: Katazome and Shibori, October 26-28.

Class 2: Working with Natural Pigments, October 29-31

Class 3: Japanese Garment Design, November 1-2

Location: Ontario County Arts Counil, 65 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY

For more information, please contact:

Sara Burnett, 585-554-3540 or

Summer Workshops at Peters Valley Craft Center

Only 60 miles NW of NYC in Layton, NJ


by Kate Anderson

Peters Valley Craft Center is offering over 30 different 2-5 day fiber workshops this summer with talented and inspiring guest artist/instructors. Peters Valley (PV) is nestled in the picturesque hills of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area, only 60 miles northwest of NYC and is easily accessible to SDA NY members. The peaceful natural setting nurtures personal vision and creativity. Workshops run May – September. Lodging and meals are available. PV features 2 Fiber studios: one dedicated to surface design and one dedicated to weaving and structure. Fiber workshop topics and instructors for 2010 include:

Hillery Sproatt: Embroidery & Collage C. Pazia Mannella: Reusable Tote Bags

Colleen M. Stepanic: Structured Fibers Pat Hickman: Tensile Translucence

Tatiana Ginsberg: Japanese Papermaking Bird Ross: Fabric Manipulation Techniques

Joan Dreyer: Hand Quilting Carol LeBaron: Wool Resist Exploration

Hollie Heller: Photo Transfer & Collage Lorrie Fredette: Composing with Textile & Wax

Wendy Huhn: Transferred Imagery

Kerr Grabowski: Working in a Series

Lorraine Roy: Fabric Collage with Nets Lorraine Glessner: Explorations in Mark Making

Ana Lisa Hedstrom: Shibori Briony Jean Foy: Needlefelting Adventures

Richard Aldorasi: Turkish Ebru Marbling Carol Owen: Personal Shrines


by  Kerr Grabowski

Mary Ann Kirchhoff: Creative Spinning Kari Scott: Sculptural Knitting

Erin M Riley: Tapestry from Photographs Rachel Chambers: Material Studies in Vessels

Kate Anderson: Love Me, Love Me Knot Pamela A MacGregor: Felted Vessels,

James Koehler: Color Gradation for Tapestry Renie Breskin Adams: Crochet Made Personal

Meg Little: Contemporary Rug Hooking Nicole Licht: Contemporary Soft Sculpture

Lindsay Ketterer Gates: 3D Wire Technique Molly Cosgrove: Special Effects in Hooked Rugs

Nancy M Bess: Pillow Baskets Rita Schwab: Something to Dye for

Jan Huling: Oddball Assemblages B. Setsu Pickett: Handwoven Velvet Techniques

KE Pannepacker: Weaving Cairns Brenna K Murphy: Using Hair in Your Art


by James Koehler

For dates and details and to register, please visit Register and pay in full by April 30th and save $20 per workshop.

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