Spring cleaning, in 3-D

pair of 3-D printed earrings mimicking traditional Russian style

Hi, everyone!

Spring is finally coming to New York City! With the warmer temps, we’re also doing some cleaning and reorg here at Volumes & Issues.

After 4+ years of Magazines of the Week, we are shifting that feature to our Instagram feed. Hopefully you follow us there already, but just in case you don’t… our feed is at @fitnyclibrary.

We’ve been posting regularly once or twice a week. We’re going to slow that down some and only post once every week or every other week, so we can take more time to give you the in depth posts that interest you more. Look for that to begin next week.

In the meantime, I’ve been working on a post about inclusive lingerie design companies. To get you warmed up for that, here’s an older post about lingerie companies which incorporate new technology:


Volumes & Issues post on 3-D tech applications for lingerie


Woman holding up 3-D printed bra pieces

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Rebellion for Creativity

Welcome, all,


Flyer with picture of Samran Singh in white blouse outdoors


The creative catalyst, life coach, story teller, humanitarian and author Simran Singh will be speaking at FIT on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Her talk will be from 5:30-7:30pm in the alcove on the 8th floor of the Dubinsky (A) Building. Take the elevator to the 8th floor, then take a left. The alcove is the area in the back of the room.

It’s late in the spring semester: come get a creative boost to get you through finals!

Simran Singh’s website and business





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Spring flowery textiles

Embroidery of 2 pink flowers on white linen
This is a strip from a larger sampler of counted work embroidery. Metropolitan Museum of Art, c. 1650.

Hi, all,

Here in New York, it’s raining. And it’s spring, finally! Spring and rain mean mostly one thing, and here at FIT, we think of all the ways this is reflected in fashion and textiles.

Here are some old flowers to get you through midterms:

Flowery encouragement: A V & I post about embroidered flowers

Happy Spring!

Embroidered bird chasing embroidered worm
This detail is from a women’s embroidered cap. Metropolitan Museum of Art, c. 1600.
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