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.