Saturday, November 23, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
On Thursday November 7, 2013, Textile Design students, faculty and administrators from PhilaU, toured Keystone Weaving Mills, in Lebanon, PA. Alumni Sloan Caplan and Kristan Steigelmann greeted us and provided a great tour of the Keystone manufacturing plant and design studios. Following the tours, we had a good discussion regarding design industry trends. The Keystone design studio also includes alums Rebecca Kean, Tara Mayer and Regina Burkholder. Please see the photo below of the entire group.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The Design Center at Philadelphia University teams up with Art In The Age to create a small run apparel collection with prints inspired from our historical textile archive. These designer pieces show off Philadelphia's rich history in domestic textiles and display quality design at its finest!
Check out the full story here!
See the whole collection when it debuts this Friday at the Art In The Age store at 116 N. 3rd Street from 6-9pm.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Graduate Textile Design student Sriranjini Raghuram was honored to have a jacquard tapestry she created selected as a gift for alumna Robert M.Gordon, class of 1938. The textile was presented to Mr. Gordon when he returned to campus for Homecoming 2013. Dr. Spinelli, PhilaU President, and Elona Lakuriqi, Director of Alumni Relations presented the gift.
On Friday September 27, Textile Design and Fashion Merchandising students and faculty traveled to Glen Cauffman's farm in central PA. Glen, the driving force behind Pure American Naturals is sponsoring a project to create innovative mohair products. We met his angora goats, from which mohair fiber comes, on one of two annual "shearing days". Angora goats are sheared twice per year, as the fiber grows so quickly. See below some photos from our beautiful day in the country.