February 8th, 2013

Recent collaborative efforts by the second year textile art students!




Jacquard Weaving

February 2nd, 2013

The Jacquard loom combines computer technology with historical practices, it allows the programed raising of each warp thread independently of the others, allowing complex designs to be woven at an expedited pace.

Kozo Paper

February 2nd, 2013

Kozo fiber comes from the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree, its a tough fiber and requires soaking over several days and then cooking to break it down further.

100 Pieces

January 25th, 2013

Sculptural installations dedicated to one material type.


Textiles Of Africa

January 18th, 2013

In the Democratic Republic of congo, formally known as Zaire, the Kuba people weave beautiful  textiles using fibers from the raffia palm. There textiles are recognizable by there distinct geometric, linear designs like the example shown here. These designs were of great influence to former artists such as Matisse and Picasso. This piece has a raised surface and is known as Kuba Kasai velvet.

Equally fabulous are the Kente clothes from Ghana. These beautiful clothes are woven in short strips and then sewn together to create a larger piece. Legend suggests the Kente cloth weavers learned there skill from a spider, Anansi, a significant figure in African folklore.


Thanks to Tisha Singer for sharing theses with us!