AREAS OF STUDY: Fabric Design
Area & Facilities
The fabric design concentration introduces students to traditional fabric design techniques in combination with current innovative and non-conventional materials, forms and processes used in the design of fabric surface and structure. The fabric design concentration consists of six courses that explore a wide range of techniques, materials and processes.
- Fabric surface design introduces dye and print techniques and ways to use these fabrics in projects such as patchwork, applique, reverse applique, quilting, and embroidery.
- Advanced surface design explores formal, improvisational, deconstruction and photographic emulsion screening methods to create yardage and conceptual art pieces.
- Non-woven fabric/fiber structures focuses on coiling, wet and dry felting, book making and altering, and fabric construction techniques not explored in previous courses.
- Weaving introduces the use of looms to create fabric for a variety of purposes. Color, design and use of alternative materials are emphasized. The last two courses in the sequence allow students to problem-solve and to further study a specific fabric design medium, technique, or concept to develop a cohesive body of work.