About Us

The Textile Surface Design Guild is comprised of a group of artists working in a variety of surface design techniques, both individually and as a group. They are united in their passion for working with and exploring the artistic potential of fibre and textiles. The guild offers the opportunity for members to work at their own pace in an encouraging and supportive environment. The sharing and exploration of techniques and processes is an important part of guild membership.

Typically, the TSDG meets at the textile studio at CASA, the new arts facility in downtown Lethbridge, Alberta. This studio offers a safe, up-to-date work area. Twice monthly programs and occasional workshops with well-known textile artists explore techniques including dyeing, fabric painting, silkscreen, batik, stamping, stencilling, felting, collage, embellishment, and painting and dyeing other surfaces including paper, glass and wood.

Presently the TSDG has 35 members. New members are always welcome. Previous experience is not required to join the guild.

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Top image credit: fabric painting on cotton, B. Mazurick