Tag: Textiles

  • Samuel Tannenbaum: Modernity with a Shaker Sensibility

    In a post-post-modern era of computer-aided design and retro-ornate popularity, what is old can be startlingly and gorgeously new. Samuel Tannenbaum, Textile Surface Design, ’19, draws on his small town roots and his aptitude for textile design and crafting, to create original fabric designs and fabric-based artwork.  His work has a distinctive, elegantly spare, Shaker…

  • A Passage to India 20 Feet at a Time

    There was a special rapport and intimacy shared at the recent fabric and embroidery workshops led by Dr. Vaddi Sarvani from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Hyderbad, India. The visiting professor spent a week teaching saree draping and Indian embroideries to Fashion Design and Textile Surface Design students and faculty.  “Her knowledge was…

  • From Jacquard to Pointcarre: Back to the Looming Future

    From Jacquard to Pointcarre: Back to the Looming Future

    There’s a great story behind the groupings of textile samples on display in the Feldman Center fifth floor hallway. The swatches, with their 3D texture, have themes, style and color suitable for upholstery or apparel. Woven samples like these are used for student portfolios and as selling tools by the industry. Textile/Surface Design students use…