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 - 9am and after 3:30pm
  • 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

Concentration Resources


Meredith Grimsley

Professor of Fabric Design

(570) 389-4853

Old Science Hall 205


The fabric design studio contains seven 4’ x 8’ professional padded print tables, high ceilings and southern exposure which allow bright, natural, warm light in all day. Studio equipment consists of and AWT Pro-Light silk screen exposure unit, a Jacquard Vertical Fabric Steamer, six Bernina sewing machine, three Lenovo PC computers, a HP Scanjet 4070 Photo-smart scanner and a HP deskjet 70 medium format printer for digital printing on fabric.