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Innovation in Fiber, Art, & Design

SDA At-A-Glance

What is SDA?

The Surface Design Association is a national organization focused on inspiring creativity, encouraging innovation, and advocating for artistic excellence as the global leader in textile-inspired art and design. Our mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and design through publications, exhibitions, and conferences.

Our Mission & History

Becoming a Member

If you love the textile arts, you already belong. We offer a range of member benefits, from our quarterly publications, monthly blogs and newsletters, our diverse community of makers, and opportunities for exposure and promotion online and across the nation.

Become A Member

The Journal

Surface Design Journal is a quarterly print an digital publication (available on all mobile devices) that comes with membership in Surface Design Association. Each issue of SDA Journal is designed around a theme — such as techniques, genres, aesthetic directions, or a part of the world, such as Africa.

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