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Oral History Of Professional Theater Beaders In New York City, Mary Lalon Alexander Dec 2014

Oral History Of Professional Theater Beaders In New York City, Mary Lalon Alexander

Theses & Dissertations

A historic division between fine and mechanical arts led to a marginalization of certain art forms including textile beading and embroidery. Despite the opulence of beading and embroidery in theater costumes, there is limited documented history and scant scholarly literature about professional beading and the beaders who create the costumes. The aims of this study were to construct a history of professional theater beading in New York and to examine the oral histories of professional theater beaders. This qualitative oral history study included 12 participants who work in the professional beading industry. Open-ended interviews took place in New York City ...


Experiences In Embroidery: Stories From The High Fashion Embroidery Industry, Theresa Christine Alexander Dec 2014

Experiences In Embroidery: Stories From The High Fashion Embroidery Industry, Theresa Christine Alexander

Theses & Dissertations

Fashion embroidery has been an integral part of high fashion since before King Louis XV of France in the 18th century. Upon the development of haute couture in France, a professional fashion embroidery industry arose to serve the needs of the new high fashion designers. Despite significance of professional embroidery in high fashion, there is little documentation of the history of the fashion embroidery industry. Particularly scarce is information about the professional embroiderers working in the industry. The purpose of this qualitative study was to capture the life stories of the people working in the modern fashion embroidery industry in ...


Metallicis Bride, Eulanda Sanders Nov 2014

Metallicis Bride, Eulanda Sanders

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

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

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

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)


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

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

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.


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

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

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

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 ...


Nō Theater Costume (Karaori), Risd Museum, Anais Missakian, Michelle Liu Carriger Apr 2014

Nō Theater Costume (Karaori), Risd Museum, Anais Missakian, Michelle Liu Carriger

Channel

18th - 19th Century


Man's Sash (Patka), Risd Museum, Brooks Hagan, Mallica Kumbera Landrus Apr 2014

Man's Sash (Patka), Risd Museum, Brooks Hagan, Mallica Kumbera Landrus

Channel

ca. 1700-1750


Dr. Who?: The Science And Culture Of Medical Wear Design, Patricia Duignan Jan 2014

Dr. Who?: The Science And Culture Of Medical Wear Design, Patricia Duignan

Theses and Dissertations

The multi-million-dollar medical uniform industry has not utilized advancements in garment and textile technology that could positively impact the protection of healthcare professionals and patients. In most cases the uniforms meet basic requirements – they clothe the professional in a recognizable way. Little innovation in design, function and performance, has been applied to these garments. This is particularly evident in the case of the stereotypical white lab coat worn by many physicians, despite evidence indicating that these lab coats may carry contamination and play a role in the spread of deadly bacteria. Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) are among the most serious ...


Robert Hillestad, Professor And Fiber Artist, Marilyn Delong Jan 2014

Robert Hillestad, Professor And Fiber Artist, Marilyn Delong

Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design: Department Information

Dr. Hillestad has been a member of the Costume Society of America since 1978 and has participated in many annual Symposia. Dr. Hillestad has multi-faceted abilities—he is a superb design educator as well as an active fiber and apparel artist—and he integrates the two roles of educator and artist expressively, superbly, and elegantly. Dr. Hillestad is professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. In 1997, The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery on the Lincoln Campus of the University of Nebraska was named in his honor upon recommendation of the faculty in the Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design ...


Evolution Of Fashion: Clothing Of Upper Class American Women From 1865 To 1920, Lacey Johnson Jan 2014

Evolution Of Fashion: Clothing Of Upper Class American Women From 1865 To 1920, Lacey Johnson

Honors Theses

Changing economic, political and social pressures throughout history have impacted the way human beings live their daily lives. One of the many basic areas affected by these historical changes is the area of the wardrobe. The way a person dresses has traditionally shown his or her social status, occupation, and even political views. Political and social pressure particularly influence the clothing styles favored by women. In what way, however, does the average wardrobe reflect the cultural considerations of the time, and what can the prevailing fashions of bygone eras reveal about the pressures of those days? Specifically, what do the ...


Implementation Of Food Defense Best Practices In Northern U.S. School Nutrition Programs: A Case Study, Carol J. Klitzke, Catherine H. Strohbehn, Susan W. Arendt Jan 2014

Implementation Of Food Defense Best Practices In Northern U.S. School Nutrition Programs: A Case Study, Carol J. Klitzke, Catherine H. Strohbehn, Susan W. Arendt

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

One act of intentional contamination of school meals can quickly harm many children. Food defense guidelines for schools exist; yet previous research has found communication, utility security, and physical security practices are infrequently implemented. A multi-site case study approach obtained a 360-degree assessment of food defense practices in five school districts. Meal production and service were observed, a food defense checklist was completed, and key stakeholders were interviewed. Qualitative analysis of interviews revealed lack of awareness, lack of concern, conflicting priorities, and isolation of food service from other school operations impaired food defense implementation. School security measures protected children, but ...


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

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

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 ...


Getting Ready For The Real World: Student Perspectives On Bringing Industry Collaboration Into The Classroom, Sara B. Marcketti, Elena E. Karpova Jan 2014

Getting Ready For The Real World: Student Perspectives On Bringing Industry Collaboration Into The Classroom, Sara B. Marcketti, Elena E. Karpova

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Learning through industry collaborations is critical in decreasing the gap between the real world and the academic environment. Working on challenges drawn from industry can increase students' knowledge and future employability, thus enhancing labor force preparation. This study explored students' perceptions (n = 110) of the benefits and challenges of working with industry projects as part of a creative thinking and problem-solving course. As a result of the industry collaboration, students reported more meaning to their learning experiences, deeper relevance to their future career paths, and increased motivation to deliver quality outcomes for industry and their class instructors. The challenges included ...


The Role Of Museum Exhibits In Teaching Textile Science, Sonali Diddi, Sara Marcketti Jan 2014

The Role Of Museum Exhibits In Teaching Textile Science, Sonali Diddi, Sara Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

A constant challenge for family and consumer sciences (FCS) educators, particularly those in more scientific-based courses, is keeping students interested in course material and ensuring active participation (Ramey-Gassert, Walberg, & Walberg, 1994). The concept of learning outside of the traditional, formal classroom setting is an important component of FCS educational pedagogy. Methods of learning beyond the FCS classroom include visiting museums, accessing archives—both in person and virtually—and participating in field studies (Roehl, 2013).


Food Safety Culture In Onsite Foodservices: Development And Validation Of A Measurement Scale, Ungku Fatimah Ungku Zainal Abidin, Susan W. Arendt, Catherine H. Strohbehn Jan 2014

Food Safety Culture In Onsite Foodservices: Development And Validation Of A Measurement Scale, Ungku Fatimah Ungku Zainal Abidin, Susan W. Arendt, Catherine H. Strohbehn

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The purpose of this research was to develop and validate a measurement scale for food safety culture in onsite foodservices. Nonsupervisory employees in hospital and school foodservices participated in a two-phase, mixed methods research design process. In phase 1, four focus groups were conducted to identify relevant factors of food safety culture. In phase 2, a survey completed by 582 respondents appeared to validate six food safety culture factors: management and coworkers support, communication, self commitment, environment support, work pressure, and risk judgement. The scale can be used to assess current food safety practices and strategize future food safety improvement ...


Dressing The Leader, Dressing The Ancestor: The Longue Durée In The South Central Andes, Ann H. Peters Jan 2014

Dressing The Leader, Dressing The Ancestor: The Longue Durée In The South Central Andes, Ann H. Peters

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

The preservation and adornment of the dead in the South Central Andes can be traced over some twelve thousand years. The potential for preservation of human bodies and fine textiles in desert sands and high altitude caves contributed to a continuing social and political role of the dead in the lives of the living. Colonial period documents describe well-dressed mortuary bundles that participated in public ritual and could be cited as proof of heritage and validation of social leadership. However, the nature of social and political ancestry and its relationship to power change over time with the development of large-scale ...


A Fragmented Treasure On Display: The Turfan Textile Collection And The Humboldt Forum, Mariachiara Gasparini Jan 2014

A Fragmented Treasure On Display: The Turfan Textile Collection And The Humboldt Forum, Mariachiara Gasparini

Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings

In the summer 2012, thanks to the Department of Central Asian Art of the museum and the International Dunhuang Project (IDP) at the British Library in London, UK, the so-called Turfan textile collection--gathered during the last century Prussian Turfan Royal Expeditions in the Tarim Basin--held in the Museum of Asian Art in Berlin, Germany, was finally microscopically analyzed and digitized. Except for a couple of pieces taken into account in previous studies as examples of comparison, the collection as a whole (ca. 350 pieces) has not enjoyed particular attention from scholars in the fields of Chinese or Central Asian art ...