Sunday, March 24, 2013

Challenge Votes needed!

The SDA Challenge vote on Survey Monkey is still active. Only 17 votes out of 124 members isn't much of a showing. Please show your support for those who participated by taking a moment to vote.
The link is in the sidebar of the blog.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Class

The Thick and Thin of Dye

The Procion mx dyes are versatile and easy to use, but adding thickeners creates a whole new way to use them. Come play and experiment for a creative and exciting three days. You will learn some new techniques, a bit of dye chemistry and be able to experiment with a variety of fabrics. We will make many smaller pieces and some yardage.

May 1-3, 9 a.m.-4p.m.
Susie's Studio in Detroit
$225 plus a supply fee

Space is limited. If interested, please send a check for the class fee to :

Susie Krage
1731 Seminole St.
Detroit  48214

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fanciful Fibers

A link to our Fanciful Fibers photos is now on the SDA main website in the side bar. Congratulations to all who participated.

The photography bootcamp needs at least one more person to enroll if it is to move forward. It will be April 17, 9-5, and the cost is $125. If interested, please send a check to me soon so we do not have to cancel.

Susie Krage

Friday, March 15, 2013

Fanciful Fibers Challenge Photos

The SDA Michigan "Fanciful Fibers" challenge pieces are in. The pieces are all very different and amazing. Take a look. We will be posting information for you to vote on your favorite. There will be prizes too!

Each participant started with a fat quarter of fabric that had been manipulated and dyed with lemon yellow. The rules were to do anything you wanted with the fabric and any style.

Thanks to all who participated.

#1. Snow dyed jewelry

#2. Quilt

#3 Twisted Fabric

#4. Pillow Cover

#5. Kick Out the Housework

#6. Japanese silks and stamps

# 7. Green & yellow stones

#8. Spring Flowers

#9. Find the Rhythm

#10. Green

#11. Tears (woven)
12. Space Debris

#13. Rust on metal background

#14. Seahorse

#15. Purple

#16. Unlocked

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Call for Entry

Call for Entry | Deadline: Sunday, April 21st, 5 pm
Blooms, Bugs, Beasts Exhibition 
All-media exhibition | Open to all artists | Juror: Ryan Standfest
Scarab Club Silver Medal Exhibition 
The Scarab Club invites all artists to submit work for its Blooms, Bugs, Beasts Exhibition. It is an all-media exhibition with a theme of flowers, insects, animals, landscapes and seascapes. The purpose of the Blooms, Bugs, Beasts exhibition is to recognize the diversity and achievement of artists whose work show creativity of concept, excellence of design and expertise of media; to display these works to regional audiences and to be an educational opportunity for students. 

Ryan Standfest.
Detroit-based artist + art educator.
Publisher / editor of ROTLAND PRESS.
Child of the suburbs.
Student of imaginary catastrophes.

Download the entry form at the Scarab Club website. Questions? Contact Treena Flannery Ericson

The Scarab Club
217 Farnsworth
Detroit, MI   48202

Regular gallery hours:
Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-5 pm

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild Exhibit

Check out the Ann Arbor Fiberart Guild's latest exhibit at the Cherry Hill Village Theater in Canton.
50400 Cherry Hill Rd. CantonMI 48187 Ph: 734/394

Reminder: Meet & Greet Potluck Dinner

Don't forget, Thursday, March 7th, pot luck dinner to meet Jane Dunnewold.
5:30 p.m.

Susie Krage's home
1731 Seminole St.
Detroit 48214

RSVP to: or 313-922-8112

By the Yard Exhibit

Friday, March 1, 2013


Hi Everyone,

Please share the following news from the Needlework and Textile Guild of Michigan (NTGM) with your guild members. NTGM is a multidisciplinary fiber-art guild with members whose interests range from knitting, quilting, and embroidery to weaving, beading, wearable art, and fiber sculptures. NTGM sponsors locally and nationally recognized speakers and monthly member workshops.

We are please to have internationally known artist JANE DUNNEWOLD speak at our March 12, 2013 meeting and would love to have interested Michigan artists attend to hear her presentation.

JANE DUNNEWOLD is the author of Complex Cloth (1996), Improvisational Screen Printing (2003), Finding Your Own Visual Language (2007), and Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design on Fabric (2010).  Jane is the former chair of the Surface Design Studio at the Southwest School of Art.  Her work was featured in the one-person exhibitions Sacred Planet (2009/2011) and Etudes: A Daily Practice (2011).  She was awarded the Quilt Japan Prize in the 2002 Visions exhibition, and the Gold Prize, at the Taegue International Textile Exhibition.  Currently she is the President of the international Surface Design Association and maintains the Art Cloth Studios, in San Antonio, Texas.  She teaches and lectures internationally, including recent tours to Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom.

Jane will speak on "The Evolution of Art Cloth" and take us through the journey from white fabric still on a bolt to the gorgeous works created by artists around the globe.  This is a close-up look at process and commitment - the story of many love affairs with cloth!

For more information on this acclaimed artist including tutorials and photographs see her websites:

JANE DUNNEWOLD will speak from 10:00 am to noon on March 12 at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, 165 East Square Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302.  Doors open at 9:30 am for coffee and socializing.  There is a nominal $5.00 charge for non-NTGM members for the March 12 program.  For further information about our organization and attending our program, please call Barbara Gash - 248-338-3011 - and see our website:  

Best regards,
Julie Blair