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Synthesis Of Handcrafts And Digital Printing: Creative Sustainable Apparel Design., Ling Zhang, Eulanda Sanders Nov 2014

Synthesis Of Handcrafts And Digital Printing: Creative Sustainable Apparel Design., Ling Zhang, Eulanda Sanders

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Apparel manufacturing processes are one of the most prevalent sources of environmental problems at almost every stage (Gam & Banning, 2011). Some apparel designers/manufacturers are striving to incorporate sustainable and socially responsible processes to create non-toxic, healthy, biodegradable textiles and apparel products. This apparel design project combined handcraft techniques and digital printing to create an eco-friendly line entitled Life of Earth. The design process model used was created by LaBat and Sokoloskwi (1999) including: (a) problem definition and research, (b) creative exploration, and (c) implementation; and the designer included an evaluation step.


Metallicis Bride, Eulanda Sanders Nov 2014

Metallicis Bride, Eulanda Sanders

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The goal set forth was to design a wedding gown for a non-traditional bride who desires distinct aesthetics and comfort for the special day through the use of fiber art techniques. A secondary goal for the designer was to reuse metal findings from the manufacture of jeans for the bridal market. To achieve the second goal surplus nickel backs of tack buttons for jeans were knit and crocheted into the gown.


That's Just Nuts! George Washington Carver: Textile Dye & Pigment Chemist, Eulanda Sanders, Chanmi Hwang Nov 2014

That's Just Nuts! George Washington Carver: Textile Dye & Pigment Chemist, Eulanda Sanders, Chanmi Hwang

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The soils of Macon county have yielded to the great chemist's magic and given up many dyes and colors of gorgeousness and splendor. The blue, for instance, is made from red clay by oxidizing it intermittently far six successive operations, producing a color which is described as 70 times bluer than the bluest blue. (Moss, 1930, p.58)


George Washington Carver: Textile Artist, Eulanda A. Sanders, Chanmi Hwang Sep 2014

George Washington Carver: Textile Artist, Eulanda A. Sanders, Chanmi Hwang

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Born a slave, George Washington Carver (1864-1943) is one of the most historically prominent African American scientists. Carver was a pioneer as an agriculturalist and botanist by introducing methods of soil conservation for farmers, inventing hundreds of by-products from peanuts, pecans, sweet potatoes, and soybeans, and practicing “zero waste” sustainability. Scholars have recognized Carver’s talent as a painter and his ability to develop paints and dyes from various natural sources; however, there is very little scholarship documenting his work as a textile artist. Holdings at the G.W. Carver National Monument and Tuskegee Institute National Historic indicate that Carver ...


What's Up With Dats?: The Redesign Of A Digital Textile Printing Course, Tina Denekas, Eulanda Sanders Jan 2014

What's Up With Dats?: The Redesign Of A Digital Textile Printing Course, Tina Denekas, Eulanda Sanders

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The market for digital textile printing is projected to grow to $1.3 billion by the end of 2014 according to the Printing Industry Research Association (Monson, 2013). Digital printing technologies for repeat print design are also used in a variety of industries such as paper goods, home furnishings, and historic reproductions; therefore knowledge in these areas will increase job opportunities for students. According to Dani Locastro of Design Works International/First2Print (2013), digital textile printing is used in the apparel industry as: (a) a sampling solution or (b) end products for retail. Early in the adoption of digital textile ...