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29 Apr 2013    

TMFD Faculty and Students Travel to Dallas Career Day

Thirty-five students and four faculty from Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design traveled to Texas from April 10 through 12 for the 45th Annual Dallas Career Day sponsored by Fashion Group International.

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22 Apr 2013    

TMFD Students receive Mary Mitchell Fashion Excellence Awards

Jurors Nicole Ruskamp, Shubha Bennur and Kiersten Runnels score a garment in the 2013 Sheldon Runway Show. TMFD is happy to announce the winners of the Mary Mitchell Fashion Excellence Awards for the Spring 2013 Sheldon Museum of Art Biennial Runway show held on April 9 in the Great Hall of the Sheldon, and the Hillestad Gallery student exhibit "Renewable Dreaming" now on view in the gallery through May 3:

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15 Apr 2013    

Renewable Dreaming: an exhibit at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

A new exhibit at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery showcases garments and textiles created by undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design.

To create the "Renewable Dreaming" exhibit students researched sustainability in different aspects of textile and garment production. The students designed and created the textiles using many different techniques, including screen-printing, shibori and digital printing.

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26 Mar 2013    

Graduate design major Lindsay Ducey wins national award

Congratulations to TMFD graduate design major Lindsay Ducey on the 4th place award in the 2012 Design-a-Throw Competion sponsored by Monterey Mills of Janesville, WI. This was the first time that TMFD submitted entries for this competition, and we're very pleased that Lindsay received this award and distinction in a national field. Design-A-Throw Competition is a nationwide pattern design competition open to college and university students enrolled in a graphic design, fashion, interior design, textile or any other related field.

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26 Mar 2013    

TMFD to join National Retail Federation Foundation's University Partners

NRFF Student Association Ambassador Anna Keiser (l.) and Ambassador-elect Shelby Tucker (r.) The Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design is in the process of becoming a National Retail Federation Foundation University Partner, and the TMFD faculty have chosen Anna Keiser as TMFD's first NRFF Student Association Ambassador. Anna's concentration is Merchandising, and she will be a Senior in the 2013 – 14 academic year, during which time she'll represent TMFD to the NRFF and vice versa. Congratulations Anna!

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05 Mar 2013    

Woven art of Indonesia: Makers, meaning, and significance

This exhibit is rich in textiles, images, and motifs directly related to the intersection of the millennium-old tradition of textile weaving and the impact of outside forces bringing change to this culture.

Open Indigo Sampling Studio with Jay Rich and Barbara Turner, Room 21, Home Economics Building, April 5, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.  A mini-workshop introducing indigo dyeing techniques open to the public free of charge; call 507- 382-8306 for details.

 

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01 Feb 2013    

Samuelson earns Staff Council Staff Star Award

Staff Council congratulates Rosanne Samuelson who is the most recent recipient of the Staff Star Award. Samuelson is an Administrative Support Associate in the Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design Department

Samuelson’s nominator said this about her:

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24 Jan 2013    

Printed Impresssions: Source and Speculation: An exhibit at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery presents a new exhibit, Printed Impressions: Source and Speculation. The exhibit will be open January 28 to March 1.

Printed garments from the historic costume collection inspired students in textile design courses to create repeat designs using digital and hand screen printing.

This exhibition was developed in cooperation with Barbara Trout, curator of the historic costume collection, Michael Burton, who worked with students from an advanced design class, and Wendy Weiss who worked with textile students.

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24 Jan 2013    

Valentine talks Project Runway via Skype

CEHS' own Amanda Valentine was interviewed recently about her experiences on the hit Lifetime show, Project Runway. Amanda is a graduate of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design program.

Valentine, who lives and works in Nashville, was interviewed using Skype. She answered questions about what it was like to participate on the show, and about her memories of Lincoln and UNL.

You can view the two minute video online.

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14 Jan 2013    

Valentine, TMFD alumna, to compete on Project Runway

Amanda Valentine, TMFD alumna, will be a contestant on the next Project Runway, the popular fashion reality show on the Lifetime network.

Amanda now makes Nashville, TN her home, where she is wardrobe stylist and costume designer. She works on a wide range of projects--from music videos to commercials and photo shoots.

Her first job was in a pizza shop, but she knew early that she was meant to work in the design world.

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