Thirteen high school students, following directions from visiting lecturer Camille Hawbaker, laid out pieces of hand-dyed fabric in a Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design (TMFD) classroom last week. The students had dyed the fabric themselves, then cut square pieces and pinned and sewed them together to create small art quilts. It’s all part of an Upward Bound summer residential program that brings students to campus for six-week summer sessions to engage them in learning and get them thinking about college.
The Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences invites the university community to join Deans Marjorie Kostelnik and Chuck Hibberd and other members of the department and college.
In conjunction with the International Quilt Study Center and Museum’s expansion grand opening on Friday, June 5, the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery will remain open until 8:00 p.m. for a special viewing of Jan Myers-Newbury: A Touch of Kismet – Quilts, Color, Pattern, Chance on exhibit through September 4, 2015.
Jan Myers-Newbury will speak about her work on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 11 of the Home Economics Building on East campus. The talk is free and the public is invited. A reception will follow in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.
"You would think that, as many times as I have unwrapped a pole after dyeing, I would become ho-hum about the results. But it never fails: I can't wait to see how each piece turns out. I guess that's because I've realized I only have a certain amount of control and the rest is kismet."
The Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design (TMFD) recently gave students the opportunity to hear an untold side of the story of fashion in America—the tale of the “Dress Doctors,” a group of women in the early 20th century who advised women across the country on how to dress. Dr. Linda Przybyzszewski, Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame and author of The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish, visited UNL to discuss her research on the Dress Doctors and speak to classes in TMFD.
Twenty-four pieces of some of the finest work produced by UNL’s fashion and textile design students will be on display at the Biennial Student Juried Exhibition at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery in the Department of Textiles Merchandising and Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences. The work will be on display in the gallery on the second floor of the Home Economics Building between March 16 and April 10, 2015.
On Monday April 20, 2015 the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design (TMFD) will host a free public lecture and book signing by Linda Przybyszewski, author of The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish, at 5:00 p.m. in the auditorium in Nebraska Union on UNL’s city campus. Dr.
Michael James, department chair and Ardis James Professor of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been selected by the James Renwick Alliance (JRA) as one of five craft artists in the country to receive its annual Masters of the Medium Award. James is widely recognized as one of the founding leaders of the non-traditional or “art quilt” movement launched in the 1970s.