Surface Design Association. This association has approximately 4000 current members. 'Surface Design encompasses the coloring, patterning, and structuring of fiber and fabric. This involves creative exploration of processes such as dyeing, painting, printing, stitching, embellishing, quilting, weaving, knitting, felting, and papermaking.'
'The mission of Surface Design Association is to increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of textiles in the art and design communities as well as the general public.'
The Gallery and Digital Image Library are very inspiring! Also check out the member websites. The site map provides a simple way to navigate around the site.