Naomi S Adams Austin Quilter of Killer Bee Designs

Posts Tagged ‘Surface Design Association’

SDA 3-Day Textile Bookmaking Workshop Images

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Posted 7/30/13

We had a wonderful Textile Bookmaking 3-day workshop in San Antonio, Texas this June for the Surface Design Association. My students were creative and amazing, so I thought I’d share some photos of their textile books. The covers are quilted, stitched, fused, layered and hand sewn. We covered the Coptic Binding, Medieval Long Stitch, Tape Binding and my little Journey Journal. I’ll post the images of the Journey Journal in a separate post soon, so stay tuned.

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Coptic Bound Journal covered in linen

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Tape Bound Book

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Medieval Long Stitch Yo-Yo Book

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Tape Bound Book

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 Medieval Long Stitch Journal

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Tape Bound Book

Textile Books

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Posted 1/12/13

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I worked on a few books this weekend and thought I’d post some images. The book above has a quilted cover that uses a scrap of some great mixed media fabric I made several years ago in a workshop with Judy Coates Perez. She’s amazing. I layered some batiks on top and included some watercolor paper for the interior pages.

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To make these 4 miniature books (4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″), I use some of my dyed batting and black and white cotton scraps for the covers. I used interfacing in the middle to increase the stability. For the book construction, I just used a stitch length of 5 and sewed right down the signature with my machine!

quiltedbook113c.jpg This last book is for my upcoming niece’s birthday. She’s still a kindergartener, so I hope I can post without her finding the images. :) She is such a great kid. I always go home finding little piece of art or secrets tucked in my bag somewhere. I thought I’d make her a sketchbook/journal with lots of hiding places.

quiltedbook113c3.jpg I had to include a little bit of skull fabric so she’d know it was made by me! My sister found this fun skull fabric for me. The signatures are stitched in with a medieval long stitch binding using some hand dyed perle cotton thread from Laura Wasilowski.

quiltedbook113c2.jpg This last image shows a detail of some of the pages. I sewed in some envelopes and library book pockets so that she will have more places to hide her treasures.

I will be teaching a textile bookmaking class for the 2013 Surface Design Association in San Antonio, Texas. Registration opens this week. See you there!

Ex Libris

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Posted 11/24/12

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Here are a couple of books I created this fall. I found some library catalog cards, due date slips and card holders that had interesting lives. Some of these cards were used for inventory, so they have all sorts of interesting check marks and notations of different colored inks.

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This book was created using a tied binding, library catalog cards, cotton yarn and handmade paper.

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This book is an accordion book which uses a great barkcloth paper, book cloth, book envelopes and library catalog cards. I’ll be teaching bookmaking at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Surface Design Association Conference: Confluence in 2013.

Surface Design Association Conference

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Posted 6/23/11

I had a lovely time at the Surface Design Association Conference this month! I traveled to the lovely city of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  I saw so many lovely images and met lots of interesting artists.  As the SDA Creative Promise Award for Student Excellence Graduate Recipient for 2010, I also have a lovely spread in the current issue of the Surface Design Journal.

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My work is still on display through August in the fair city of St. Paul in the Currents show at the Larson Gallery on the University of Minnesota Campus. I was pleased to be able to see the Surface Design Association Student Show in person.  Envy was awarded Second Place in this show!

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I thought I’d share a few links of the lovely things you will want to purchase or investigate that I garnered during the conference. Enjoy!

Books and Resources:

India Flint, Natural Plant Dyes and Techniques
http://www.indiaflint.com/index.htm
Book: Eco Colour: Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles
http://www.amazon.com/Eco-Colour-Botanical-Beautiful-Textiles/dp/1596683309/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308693416&sr=8-1

Chunghie Lee, Korean Wrapping Bundles
New Book: Bojagi and Beyond
Order through bojagiandbeyond@gmail.com

Carolyn Kallenborn, Woven Lives DVD about Oaxacan Weaving Traditions.
http://www.vidasentretejidas.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Woven-Lives-Entretejidas-Carolyn-Kallenborn/dp/B0051UHDCC

Natalie Alabama Chanin, USA Cottage Hand Sewn Sustainable Clothing
http://alabamachanin.com/
Books: Alabama Stitch Book
http://www.amazon.com/Alabama-Stitch-Book-Celebrating-Contemporary/dp/B004KAB3FC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1308693608&sr=8-2

Alabama Studio Style
http://www.amazon.com/Alabama-Studio-Style-Celebrating-Sustainable/dp/B00509CRDY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308693608&sr=8-1

Cave Paper: Handmade Papers by Amanda Degener and Bridget O’Malley
www.cavepaper.com

Spoonflower, Custom Printed Fabrics
www.spoonflower.com

Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Book Arts Residencies/Fellowships
http://www.mnbookarts.org/index.html

LFN Textiles: Artist’s Ribbons by Laura Foster Nicholson
http://www.lfntextiles.com/servlet/StoreFront

Jiyoung Chung: Joomchi, traditional Korean Papermaking process
Book: Joomchi and Beyond
http://www.jiyoungchung.com/