20 Dec 2018    

TMFD graduate thesis project uses 3D body scanning and 3-D printer technology to combat gaming stereotypes

As part of her final master's degree project in Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design, College of Education and Human Sciences, Stephanie Pitcher used body scanning and 3-D printer technology to create avatars of real women.

For as long as she’s loved video games, one question has nagged at Stephanie Pitcher — why, in an industry where nearly half of all players are women, are female avatars not more representative and diverse? Her project can be seen on the second floor of the Home Economics building until Feb. 1, 2019. Check out the full article in Nebraska Today!

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30 Nov 2018    

TMFD graduate students awarded research grants

Wei Li and Bingnan Mu, Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design (TMFD) Ph.D. students have received research grants from the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Foundation.

Wei Li. "Completely Stereo-complexed PLA Fibers with Good Dyeability and Retention of Mechanical Properties for Textile Applications." ($2,000).

Bingnan Mu. "Natural Colorants from Sorghum Hulls for Cotton Dyeing." ($1,400).

Congratulations Wei and Bingnan.

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TMFD student receives ITAA award

16 Nov 2018    

TMFD Student Md. Rashaduzzman recipient of two awards from ITAA

Md. Rashaduzzaman, Ph.D. Student in Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design received two awards from the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) on November 9, 2018 at ITAA's annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio.  The two awards are "The Lois Dickey Fellowship:  Outstanding Continuing Doctoral Student Award 2018" ($1,000 stipend) and "The Sara Douglas Fellowship for Professional Promise:  Doctoral Student Award 2018" ($500 stipend).

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22 Oct 2018    By Mac Carney

TMFD students participate in Project Funway fundraiser

The College of Education and Human Science’s Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design (TMFD) is participating in “Project Funway,” an annual fundraiser for Fresh Start, a nonprofit that helps homeless women get back on their feet. This is Project Funway’s ninth year, and TMFD students have been involved every year. Through donations, community support and fundraisers, Fresh Start has provided services to homeless women for more than 25 years.

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15 Oct 2018    

Pankaj Desai Performs North Indian Classical Music

In conjunction with the exhibition Pigment on Cloth: Tradition, Family,  and the Art of Indian Pichvai Painting, the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery presents Pankaj Desai on tabla, a leading percussive instrument of the Hindustani or North Indian Classical Music form. This First Friday November 2 performance, accompanied by the sounds of another traditional instrument, the sarangi, will be in the traditional baithak style, wherein the audience and the artist are seated on the gallery floor in an informal and intimate setting.

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27 Sep 2018    

History and practice of Pichvais paintings explored in Talwar lecture Oct. 14

The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery will host a lecture on October 14 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 11 of the Home Economics Building on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus titled “Making the Desert Bloom: Painted Textiles for a Krishna Temple” by Kay Talwar. The lecture is free and open to all and will be followed by a reception in the gallery on the building’s second level.

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Madhuvanti Ghose

04 Sep 2018    

Krishna art and culture explored in Ghose lecture Sept. 13

The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery will host a lecture titled “The Artists of Nathdwara: Traditions and Contexts” by Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan and Islamic Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, at 5 p.m., Sept. 13 in Room 11 of the Home Economics Building on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's East Campus. The lecture is free and open to all and will be followed by a reception in the gallery on the building's second level.

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Cow festival

14 Aug 2018    

Indian Pichvai painting featured in latest Hillestad Gallery exhibit

“Pigment on Cloth: Tradition, Family and the Art of Indian Pichvai Painting” is on exhibit in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery through November 16 in the Home Economics Building on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus.

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Still image from the film "Anna."

27 Jun 2018    By Deann Gayman | University Communications

Nebraska-produced ‘Anna’ collects top animation prize at festival

The first major festival screening of “Anna” also garnered the film’s first award. Nebraska’s Michael Burton, Kwakiutl Dreher and William Thomas created the animated short, which took three years to complete.

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25 Jun 2018    By Brad Stauffer

Feathers to fibers project earns environmental trust grant

Yiqi Yang’s ongoing research into converting poultry feathers and waste garments into commercially viable textiles has received grant support from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor and his research team are focused on developing a product made from keratin fibers found in feathers and protein fibers in wool. Textiles made from these protein fibers have unparalleled performance properties, including moisture transmission, thermal insulation, soft hand and luster.

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