Sunday, November 25, 2012


Northern California SDA Meeting:

When: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 1:00-3:00pm

Topic: A visual visit to the workplace environment of fiber artist, Judith Casteel of Northern California.  Following a slideshow, there will be a presentation of Judith's 2012 Natural Dye Project in which she uses only local natural materials found within a five mile radius of her studio.  Eco-printing, submersion and bundling dyeing are exhibited on various surfaces including cotton, wool, handmade paper, horsehair, and silk.

Sharing: Please bring some of your work to share.  Guests also are encouraged to bring work.

Potluck: Please bring a ready to eat food item to share.

Where: 2169 Folsom Ave.  #205, San Francisco, CA  94110

Parking:  There will be plenty of street parking available.

RSVP or questions:  Debbie Wambaugh:, home 831-338-2245 and cell 831-419-2579.  On the day of the event use Debbie’s cell, 831-419-4607.


Santa Rosa:
SDA Santa Rosa area meeting, Sunday, January 13, 2013, 1pm.  Email Joy Stocksdale <> if you aren't on the local email list for location directions.
Dates for 2013 meetings are Jan. 13, April 14, July 14 and Oct 13.

East Bay:
There will be a date announced soon for a meeting in the East Bay.

Solano County:
Solano Surface Design Group is a consortium of SDA member surface design artists meeting in Solano County.  We are moving to an online format to encourage increased membership and ease of interaction.  Please join "Solano Surface Design Group" on Facebook where we can interact for the purpose of setting up face-to-face meetings and posting work for review and critique.  For more information contact


Structures, Signifiers and Society: People and Textiles

Featuring stunning examples from the UC Davis Design Collection, this exhibition of global ethnographic and contemporary textiles coincides with the release of Textiles: The Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser, published by Thames and Hudson in December 2012. Over 200 objects from the design collection are illustrated in the book and more than fifty of them will be showcased, underscoring the significance and importance of the collection as a teaching and research resource. People and Textiles opens at UC Davis Design Museum on January 22 and runs through March 18, 2013.

Mary Schoeser will be giving a curator’s lecture, sponsored by the Surface Design Association, an international community that promotes awareness & appreciation of the textile arts through member-supported publications, exhibitions & conferences.  Schoeser is an International SDA member. All Northern California Region SDA members are invited to attend her presentation at UC Davis Design Museum from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. There is no charge for tickets but to book in advance by contacting is suggested.


Marie Bergstedt of San Francisco, California is the 82nd "Weekly Fibre Artist Interview."
Marie will be exhibiting in three 2012 Festival exhibitions. Variegated Threads in the Halls of Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville. In Toronto she will be showing in Where Were You When Amy Winehouse died? at gallerywest and THREADSpace: Threading the 3rd. Dimension at the Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, Canada

Holly Brackmann will be teaching "Design, Stitch, Color" in Abruzzo, Italy, June 12-18, 2013.

Be inspired to create unique fabric interpretations of the Abruzzo region, incorporating local patterns of buildings, pavement, signs and landscape. Techniques will include: transferring maps to fabric with Textile Artists Paper, discharging and coloring black fabric in one step, Thermofax screen printing, combining fabric layers with hand embroidery, and incorporating travel detritus. Holly is the author of "The Surface Designer's Handbook."

Cost is $1800, including spouse, partner or friend and includes six nights lodging, meals, cooking class, and excursion. 

Optional June 3-11 tour of Venice, Tuscany, Umbria.

For more information:

Ellen is participating in the Women’s Wisdom Exhibition at the Fibre Arts Design Studio, 935 Industrial Ave., Palo Alto, CA through November 25th. Seven women showcase their artwork through textiles, painting, acrylic and mixed media. This show offers patrons a unique view of the world through women's eyes.

At a ceremony on July 20, 2012 in the city of Nottingham, England, Marian Clayden was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Art by Nottingham Trent University for her international eminence and attainments in the fields of Art and Design. Marian had studied at the university’s College of Art in the late 1950s.
This news came from Marians husband along with this message: “Not sure how much you know, but Marian suffered a brain tumor in 2005, which eventually resulted in her being severely disabled.  We essentially closed her fashion business in 2007, and currently she needs full-time care at home.  Although her capabilities are restricted she fortunately is still a wonderfully happy person and enjoys life as well as she can.  The Clayden website is available although it is no longer regularly maintained.”

Judith Content moderated a panel titled “The Artistic Journey” during the opening festivities of Quilt Vision 2012 at the VISIONS ART MUSEUM in October. This was the third panel Judith has moderated at the opening of the Quilt Visions Biennial Exhibition. This year the panelists were Linda Colsh, Mary Pal, Charlotte Ziebarth and Terri Shinn.

Judith’s work was represented by the Jane Sauer Gallery at SOFA Chicago, November 1-4, 2012. Judith gave a presentation titled
Fiber Art: Five Voices, Five Views, Friday Nov. 2, 2012 as part of the SOFA lecture series and sponsored by Friends of Fiber Art International.

Judith was one of three jurors for Quilt National 2013. As a juror, Judith will have a piece titled: Cenote Azul included in the catalogue and exhibition. Her choice for the juror’s award will be announced at the opening of the exhibition, May 24, 2013 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio.

Chevron likes wedge weave! Two eccentric weave tapestries by Deborah Corsini have recently been purchased for the Chevron Corporation's collection in San Ramon, California. Troubled Water and Between Lavender Sheets join two of her other wedge weaves in the collection. Deborah will also be traveling to Nantong, China to attend the 7th International Fiber Art Biennial (November 8- 10.). Her piece Into Tumucumaque is included in the exhibition

Alex Friedman will be showing her recent tapestries in the Baulines Craft Guild - 40th Anniversary Show
Corte Madera Town Center (near Crate and Barrel), November 20 - January 4, 2013.
Reception: Saturday, December 1,  5-8pm

Ellen participated in the Holiday Artisian Fair at the De Young and in the Contemporary Clothing and Accessories  Sale in Mill Valley recently.

Renown textile artist Ana Lisa Hedstrom is the featured artist for November at Material Grace, 11 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA. (415) 380-1834. The show is titled Conversations in Cloth and features Hedstrom's uniquely patterned hand dyed cloth and her innovative use of shibori resist dyeing techniques.
For more information visit:

Teddy Recommends a class, “Business for Creative People, We’ll make your art, work for you!”, that is being offered by the Berkeley Adult School, by her large format digital arts teacher. He's an established artist- painter and printer and has taught for years. He also the chair of the board of the Ackenbach Foundation which contains the collection of prints at Palace of Legion of Honor.  There will be critiques of portfolios etc.  Berkeley Adult School, 1701 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA, (510) 644-6130

Ellen had 5 pieces in the 5th annual benefit art exhibition & sale, High Fiber at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.

The Sacramento Center for the Textile Arts Annual Art to Wear and More Fashion Show and Sale, Saturday and Sunday, November 10th and 11th 2012. 
Location: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
Shop some of Northern California's most Talented Artisans.  
Fashion show: Saturday from 10am-11am. Refreshments provided.
Sale:  Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm.
Door Prize drawings held Sunday.
For more information: Like us on Facebook or visit
Telephone: (916)731-4410
Proceeds benefit the SCTA Scholarship Fund and Women's Wisdom Art Project.

AVL Production Dobby Loom for sale. 16-harness, 60”, sectional warp beam, double box fly shuttle, auto advance, tension box, warping reel and board, spool racks, electric bobbin winder, lots of shuttles, bobbins, spools, yarn, books and extra equipment. Can be converted for Compu-Dobby. New would go for over $12,000. A steal at $4000. Call 707-321-5660 or email

From Tutus to Trunks: The Shaping of Dance Design with Connie Strayer.
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10 a.m.
All lectures are in Koret Auditorium at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.

The iconic tutus and doublets of classical ballet evolved from ballets staged as European court entertainments in the 17th century and have been fairly frozen in silhouette since early in the 20th century.  But the world of dance now encompasses widely divergent genres and they all need specially designed garments, which enhance the production visually while allowing the dancers to perform with ease and confidence.  Connie Strayer is a costume designer and Senior Lecturer in Design in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Stanford University.
Free to TAC members, $5 students & museum members, $10 for non-members
415 750-3627
DeYoung Exhibition:
Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance is a balletomane’s delight – a dramatically designed installation filled with exquisite costumes and evocative photographs and memorabilia. This exhibit runs through February 17th and should be on everyone’s holiday schedule. Wais and Knowles Galleries of Textile Arts – de Young Museum

Wax Works West is a state-of-the-art encaustic learning center where Wendy Aikin, Judy Stabile & Daniella Woolf teach encaustic painting.  They invite you to visit their
2013 Calendar at:

Nancy Wilder is showing at the Coastside Open Studios, November 17-18, 11 am - 4pm.  The open studios are in various locations, Montara to Half Moon Bay, CA
Presented by Colony of Coastside Artists, a group of more than 100 artists from Montara to Half Moon Bay, CA.  They specialize in fine art, painting, mixed media, glass, photography, textiles, jewelry and sculpture.  Studios will be open 11 am to 4 pm each day, with opportunities to watch the artists at work.  Please see  for maps and additional information.

Madrigalli Market
Nov 30 - Dec 1
4 - 9 pm Friday and 10 - 4 pm Saturday
Pedro Point Firehouse, 1227 Danmann Way Pacifica, CA 94044
15+ local artists show their best wares at this fun and lively market.
Friday evening reception and shopping with live music, complimentary wine tasting and gourmet refreshments served.
Proceeds benefit the Pedro Point Firehouse Playground.
Please like our Facebook Page - Madrigalli Market - for updates

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