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13 Mar 2014    

Retail execs highlight Big Idea Seminar

Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design is participating in UNL’s Big Idea Seminar Mar. 18-19. Designed to build big ideas and collaborations among UNL faculty, the Big Idea Seminar series covers a broad area of research topics that emphasize team building opportunities.

The Mar. Big Idea Seminar highlights “Concept to Commercialization” and features three successful retail and manufacturing entrepreneurs: Walter T. Wilhelm, Joan Mudget, and Paul Taylor.

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06 Mar 2014    

Biennial Student Runway show tickets on sale now

The Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design’s Biennial Student Runway show will take place on Friday April 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Nebraska Union’s Centennial Ballroom.

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19 Feb 2014    

New Hillestad exhibition features Japanese kimonos

"Japan and Fashion: Influence and Impact" opens in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. The exhibit, curated by Barbara Trout, features Japanese influenced garments from the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design’s historic costume collection, along with traditional Japanese garments on loan for the exhibition. The exhibit is devoted to the interface between traditional Japanese dress and contemporary Western fashion.

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10 Feb 2014    

Wilson to give talks and presentation on Japanese textiles Feb. 20

Elizabeth Wilson, an expert on Japanese textiles and a successful business woman, will visit CEHS Feb. 20, 2014, to share the history and workings of her unique business Asiatica in Kansas City.  Wilson turned a longstanding interest in Japanese textiles and dress into a unique concept store, recognized for its fine Asian-inspired products. Asiatica’s showroom offers elegant “house brand,” ready-to-wear Japanese accessories and textiles as well as antiques and unique items for the home that Elizabeth buys on her yearly trips to Japan.

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16 Jan 2014    

"Capturing a Style" opens Jan. 22, 2014 in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

"Capturing a Style" opens Jan. 22, 2014 and continues on exhibition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery through Feb. 14.  A public reception at the gallery will be held Friday, Feb. 7, from 6-8 p.m.  A gallery talk by the artist, Lindsay Ducey, will start at 6:30 p.m. in the gallery.

Lindsay Ducey, graduate student in the department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, completed the collection of original garments and illustrations as part of her thesis work, with Dr. Barbara Trout serving as major professor.

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18 Dec 2013    

James art work on display in US embassy in Tiblisi, Georgia

Michael James, chair of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, has one of his creations on exhibit at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. His digitally-developed and digitally-printed wall quilt is part of the U.S. Department of State’s ART in Embassies program. His piece is titled “The Forgetting.” A description of Dr. James’ quilt can be found in an attractive brochure about the Tbilisi exhibit.
 

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05 Dec 2013    

Smucker, TMFD graduate, has book listed on 2013 "New York Times" gift guide

Having your book included on the “New York Times” Holiday Gift Guide is an honor and distinction that UNL graduate Janneken Smucker recently earned. Her book, “Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon,” is on the Times list of antique coffee table books to purchase. Smucker, assistant professor of history at West Chester University in West Chester, PA, completed her master’s degree in textile history from the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design in UNL’s College of Education and Human Sciences in 2003.

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22 Nov 2013    

Mountains & Ghosts: New Ikat Tapestries & Prints exhibit begins Dec. 2

Mountains & Ghosts: New Ikat Tapestries & Prints
Mary Zicafoose
December 2, 2013 – January 17, 2014

Large-scale ikat tapestry diptychs, small format tapestry vignettes, and framed collagraphic monoprints on paper, explore the archetypal symbol of the trinity. This classic symbol – expressed as pyramid, triangle and temple – is the recognizable visual metaphor for this body of new work, invoking landscape, geometry and sacred space.

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18 Nov 2013    

Balaram to speak Dec. 6, 11:00 a.m.

The public is invited to hear a Padmini Balaram speak about natural dyes Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. She is visiting the University of Nebraska, College of Education and Human Sciences, Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design as a Visiting Fulbright-Nehru  Lecturer.

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08 Nov 2013    

Nov. 13 Bio-Fiber Development Laboratory open house

The Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design (TMFD) invites the campus community to an open house to showcase its new Bio-Fiber Development Laboratory, located on East Campus immediately west of Ag Hall, near the Holdrege St. entrance to east campus loop. A light lunch buffet will be served. Members of Yiqi Yang's research team will be on hand to welcome visitors and to answer questions.

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