Ivy Moya, speaker at our most recent guild meeting, is extending an invitation to the guild for Ivy Moya's Fine Fabrics Open House. The event takes place on Monday February 24, at FIDM's San Francisco campus, 55 Stockton Street, Room 501, with viewing hours from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Registration is mandatory, with IDs checked at the door. On view will be textiles from Robert Kaufman, Zentec, and Exotic Silks.
Next SPDG Meeting
Thursday, February 13, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Finnish Hall in Berkeley
Please join us for our next meeting with guest speaker Ivy Moya, owner of Ivy Moya Fine Textiles in downtown Oakland. This should be an informative evening as Ivy brings us her perspective from inside the fashion industry. Her business provides textiles from Robert Kaufman, Zentex and Exotic Silks to her clients, apparel manufacturers, who are constantly working to identify next years' trends. She'll speak about what her customers want, what trends she sees ahead, and the relevance of collections. We hope to see you there!
The East Bay Modern Quilt Guild presents Stitch Modern 2014, now through February 23rd. The Piedmont Center for the Arts hosts this annual show. The quilts are available to view during regular gallery hours, with special events scheduled throughout the exhibit. Our own Kim Andersson leads a panel discussion on February 8th entitled Beyond the Bed: Exploring Quilts in the Public Eye. Meanwhile, SPDG member and Andover designer Carol Van Zandt also has a quilt on view. There promises to be inspiration galore!
San Francisco Bay Area members of the Surface Pattern Design Guild may want to jet on over to the Design Center in San Francisco for Design San Francisco 2014, an annual event taking place this year on February 4th through 7th.
There will be speakers on a variety of topics. Zinc Textile will share the inspiration behind their new collections. Also included are textile designers Nomi Franklin and Seema Kirsh. Meanwhile Benjamin Moore will present Color Trends 2014. Another promising presentation is on Protecting Original Design: What Every Designer Needs to Know About Patent Law. While many of the speaker events require advance registration, these dates still promise many exhibits to be explored as a guest of the Design Center.
If you attend any of the Design San Francisco 2014 Events, we’d love to hear what speakers and seminars wowed you, and what you learned.
Please join us for our February 13th meeting at 7:00 P.M. with guest speaker Ivy Moya, owner of Ivy Moya Fine Textiles in downtown Oakland. This should be an informative evening as Ivy brings us her perspective from inside the fashion industry. Her business provides textiles to apparel manufacturers, who are constantly working to identify next years' trends. She'll speak about what her customers want, what trends she sees ahead, and the relevance of collections. We hope to see you there!
If you're in London right now, rejoice! January 31 sees the open of The Fashion and Textile Museum's Artist Textiles exhibit. Promising to feature textile designs from key "European and American art movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art" with many rare pieces not publicly displayed before, and featuring a regular Who's Who of artists from Braque to Warhol, this exhibit promises to be well worth a visit. The Fashion and Textile Museum was founded by iconic British designer Zondra Rhodes, and is located at 83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF. The exhibit runs from January 31 through May 17, 2014.
Surface pattern designers living in the UK or Europe have a new opportunity to show their wares this month. For the first time The London Textile Fair is hosting a print design area. A new addition to the fair - which serves textile mills, accessories and trimmings manufacturers - the print design area will feature several print studios exhibiting collections for the Spring/Summer 2015 pre-season. The fair will run January 22nd & 23rd, 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH. If you attend the event, we'd love to hear about your experience!