Colorful and intricate knit, print and woven textile designs are on display through Dec. 17 at the Textile Design Exhibition in The Design Center.
Undergraduate students Laura Alber and Elizabeth Golato and graduate students Lindsey Baker, Mindy Baker, Brielle Duym, Katherine Karnaky, Jacqueline Kilmarten, Betsy Motter, Chanell Riley and Madeline Yoon showed off their work, which ranged from beautiful printed hanging panels to meticulously embellished knits. All of the students exhibiting their work will be graduating at the end of this semester.
As part of the exhibit, Lindsey Baker showcased woven designs that she described as a “hybrid garden with traditional floral dimensions.” Her designs play off floral themes and use images like peapod plants and leaves as inspirations for her woven patterns – some using multi-dimensional accents. Baker has accepted a position with Heritage House Fabrics LLC in Charlotte, N.C.
Meanwhile, Karnaky chose to wear some of her textile designs as a dress and headpiece at the exhibit’s opening reception on Dec. 5. Her design included a colorful floral pattern contrasted with a bright pink bodice and an eye-catching headband.
“I am always impressed with the personality that comes through the students’ works,” said Marcia Weiss, assistant professor of Textile Design. “Our program helps develop the designers without taking away their own voices.”
The Textile Design Exhibition will remain on display through Dec. 17. For Design Center hours and contact information, CLICK HERE >>