Friday, December 19, 2014

Shima Seiki tutor works with students.

Earlier this month, Carlos Martinazzo, knitting tutor for Shima Seiki, spent three days working with graduate and undergraduate students at PhilaU upon WholeGarment Technology and knitting.

Thanks Carlos, and thanks Shima for this wonderful opportunity.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Textile Design Degree Show December 2014

Three graduate students and nine undergraduate students completed their Textile Design degrees this month.  Please see the below images of their work from the show.

Becky Flax, Textile Design B.S.

Nicole Dowds, Textile Design B.S.

Alexys Brown, Textile Design B.S.

Brittany Wack, Textile Design B.S.

Mary Armacost, Textile Design M.S.

Meghan Kelly, Textile Design M.S.

YunJung Ko, Textile Design M.S.
Stephanie Bilotti, Textile Design B.S.

Mi Son Chon, Textile Design B.S.

Opening reception

Opening reception

Opening reception

Resist Dye on the Silk Road: Contemporary Art

Textile Design professor Marcia Weiss had artwork entitled Pendulum Fusion exhibited at the China National Silk Museum in the exhibition Resist Dye on the Silk Road:  Contemporary Art.  This exhibit was held in conjunction with the 9th International Shibori Symposium in Hangzhou, China. 

9th International Shibori Symposium, Hangzhou China

Professor Marcia Weiss presented a paper at the 9th International Shibori Symposium in Hangzhou China, October 31-November 4, 2014.  The paper entitled Artisan Textiles, Global Markets, included a discussion of appropriation of Central Asian Ikats and Malian Bogolan.  Please see the below images from the conference and trip. 
Shibori fabrics on the grounds of the China National Silk Museum
Draw loom weaving

West Lake, Hanzhou China

Sunset over West Lake

Shuttles on display in Hangzhou
Clamp resist studio (and great indigo dye) near Wenzhou, China

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Alumna Hyunsoo Kim Reviews Exhibition in Korea

Alumna Hyunsoo "Alice" Kim wrote a review of the exhibit Do Ho Suh: Home within Home within Home within Home within Home for Surface Design Journal.  The exhibit at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Seoul National Museum ran from November 2013 to May 2014.  Alice's review was featured in the Summer 2014 issue of Surface Design Journal; an issue focused on Korea East & West.  Congratulations Alice!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Textile Design As Capital Campaign Celebration

Student Rebecca "Becky" Flax was honored to have her jacquard design presented as a gift to Dr. D. Walter Cohen, a member of the PhilaU Board of Trustees and the Chairman of the Capital Campaign.  This was the most successful fundraising campaign that Philadelphia University has ever had, with much due to the leadership of Dr. Cohen.  Here Dr. Spinelli is presenting the framed textile to Dr. Cohen.