Infusing flowing fabrics, vibrant dyes and intricate stitching
Within the concentration of Fabric Design, students will explore the meaning, purpose, and significance of fiber art and textile design. Fabric Design offers students comprehensive instruction in surface design and dye techniques. Courses encompass: direct application of dye and textile pigment, repeat pattern design, starch resist methods including potato dextrin, Pre-sist and water based wax techniques, silk painting,
Japanese Shibori, photo silk screen and “deconstructed” printing on fabric, color-removal, alternative fabric design, non-woven vessel forms, soft sculpture, felting, dye color theory using MX Fiber Reactive Dyes and Wash fast Acid Dyes, embellishment, studio art quilts, wearable art and digital printing on fabric.
Fabric Design Lab Usage Information
Our Fabric Design facilities are open to all students currently enrolled in a Fabric Design course. Upper level students have 24/7 access.
- Lab Hours:
- Mon & Wed 7am - 1pm; 3:30pm - 9pm
- Tue & Thu 7am - 9:30am; 12-1pm; 3:30pm - 9pm
- Friday: 7am - 9pm (Open Studio Day)
- Lab Phone: (570) 389-2753
- Lab Location: Old Science Hall 311