Saturday, August 1, 2015

Textile Design Alumni in newly released book: The Pattern Base

Newly released book The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs, Thames and Hudson, 2015, includes the textile designs of four PhilaU Textile Design alums.  Congratulations to Sarah Wothers (Textile Design B.S.), Liz Weissert (Textile Design M.S.), Andrea Purcell (Textile Design B.S.) and Ingrid Johnson (Textile Design M.S.) for having their work selected for this great new book!  Grab a copy and check out all the wonderful work.  Congratulations again to our alumni!!

Textile Design Internship at Wesley Mancini, Ltd.

Textile Design M.S. student Zhiwen "Joan" Wang had a great summer internship with Wesley Mancini, Ltd.  in Charlotte, NC.  Joan shared the following with us:

I interned at Wesley Mancini, a jacquard design studio for home fabrics. I started my work as an archivist, organizing both fabrics and art work created over the past thirty years. After that I edited design graphics on EAT software, making sure the art work had limited colors and the edge of each section was not too flat. Sometimes I worked with plains, designing woven construction patterns.

One thing that surprised me a lot was that this company hand draws almost all the designs, in repeat, in the studio. [Following the internship], I will apply EAT skills learned here to my design studio courses and also keep better order of my design files and sketches.

Joan at work at Wesley Mancini, Ltd. 
 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Textile Design Alum Featured on Pattern Observer

Deb Spofford, an alum of the Textile Design M.S. program, was a featured designer on Pattern Observer in July.  Please see the below link for an update on Deb and her business.  Congratulations Deb!
http://patternobserver.com/2015/07/14/featured-designer-deb-spofford/

Summer Weaving Workshop Follow-Up

We had a great 6 weeks of weaving during our Summer Weaving Workshop in the Textile Design Studio.  Heather Kelly shared an image of one of her framed pieces.  Congratulations Heather on the beautiful work!
 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer Weaving Workshop

The Philadelphia University Textile Design program hosted a 6 week, summer handweaving workshop.  Participants who were new to weaving, were taught the entire process, from yarn to finished fabric.  Those with some experience tackled more complex woven projects.  It was a great, fun workshop for everyone.  See the below for some images from the workshop. 
Giselle

Heather

Kelly
Evalina

Nami

Reviewing the work off-loom.

Some of the samples from the workshop.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

2015 Career Discovery Workshop Exhibit

On Friday June 26, the participants in the 2015 Career Discovery Workshop presented their final body of work from the week.  They created a great range of textiles, sketches and draped garments, in addition to collaborating to develop a marketing plan.  Congratulations to everyone for their exciting work!  Please see the images below for a glimpse into the 2015 workshop.  Congratulations again to all!!
Alec

Alexa

Allyson

Becka

Caroline

Chloe


Gabrielle

Jennifer's textile designs

Ramya

Kelly

Alec

Jessica

Becka

Kelsey

Chloe

Mira

Symphony

Jennifer

Jessica

Kelly

Kelsey

Larissa

Mira

Ramya

Symphony

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Career Discovery Workshop

Fifteen students interested in Textile Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising joined PhilaU faculty and students for an intensive week-long workshop.  This hands-on studio experience provided participants the opportunity to explore a range of activities in each discipline.  Here are some images of the week in progress.  Check back for images of the final body of work.