Friday, January 16, 2015

Textile Design Student Wins Bike

Becky Flax, Textile Design B.S. '14, Textile Design M.S. '16, won a raffle held on campus last Fall.  The raffle was sponsored by Naked Juices.  You can see the photo below of Becky with her first place prize.  Congratulations Becky!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Textile Design Student Studies in Scotland

Textile Design Junior Brett Udovich spent the Fall 2014 semester studying at Heriot-Watt University in Galashiels, Scotland.  Brett was selected to participate in a unique exchange program between PhilaU and Heriot-Watt, where the two universities "exchange" students in the Fall semester of each year.  Here are a few images from Brett's time in Scotland.

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