Wednesday, July 6, 2011


SDA European Meeting
Planned for October 18-28th, 2011, in Tilburg, Netherlands

ECOVISION, the second meeting for the European membership of the Surface Design Association, will be presented by Karina van Vught (SDA EU representative) at Zijdelings (van Vught’s textile design studio) and the AUDAX Textile Museum in Tilburg, Netherlands on the following dates.
Pre-Conference Workshops (2): Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Thursday, Oct. 20.
Fiber Study Tour: Thursday October 20.
Conference: Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.
Design Academy Graduation Show
& Dutch Design Week: Sunday October 23.
Post-Conference Workshops (5): Monday Oct. 24 – Friday Oct. 28.
The conference and accompanying events will provide a setting for textile artists, teachers and practitioners to meet in an informal way, and to share information under the umbrella of the Surface Design Association*.

The theme is Ecovision, inspired by an issue of the Surface Design Journal, similarly titled.
The first day of the conference will be filled with inspiring lectures, including
Rosalie van Deursen - African Art ‘Cloth, Clothing and Identity',
Nan Groot Antink - Dyeing and Painting with Natural Colors,
Linda Hanssen
- Okinawan Textiles from Local Natural Materials and Dyes,
Ana Lisa Hedstrom
- Folding, Unfolding,
Leentje van Hengel/Tinctoria - Colour Discharge Printing
with Natural Dye-extracts and their Light fastness,
Anco Sneep - Rubia Natural Colours,
Frieda Sorber
- Textile Printing, Old Techniques Revisited,
and the Audax Textile Museum
lecture followed by exhibition visit and buffet dinner. 

The second conference day will feature a trunk show and demonstrations by members including Magie Relph (UK) - African Blue - a Hands-on Talk,
Eszter Bornemisza (Hungary) - 'Thread Traps' - a Recycling Technique,
Olga Prins (NL) - Upcycling Synthetic Fabrics:
Cutting and Drawing with a Soldering Iron,
Emily Halvorsen (Norway) - Screen printing with Natural Dyes,
and Cherilyn Martin (NL-UK) - Encaustic Monotypes.

See website for more information on two pre-conference workshops, Fiber Study Tour, visit to Design Academy Graduation Show & Dutch Design Week, and five post-conference workshops.

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