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Haptic Wonder : The Sensation Of Exquisite Craft, Anjuli Berstein Jun 2018

Haptic Wonder : The Sensation Of Exquisite Craft, Anjuli Berstein

Masters Theses

I reinterpret traditional woven techniques to create permeable handcrafted screens, by using archival research of historical passementerie and gauze structures. Conceptually, these textiles are an exploration of how wonder can be reached through exquisite craft, a result of valuable raw materials combined with fine hand manipulation. I attempt to distinguish a kind of wonder that exists as a tactile sensation based on haptic sight of minutia, versus the sublime as an experience of optical sight of distant objects.


Mind In Hand, Anna Olson May 2018

Mind In Hand, Anna Olson

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers

This thesis explores the intersection of art and psychology as it manifests in my art practice, particularly in the medium of weaving. The contemporary frameworks of memory and archive provide the basis of this discussion, as well as findings from the field of Art Therapy. Difficult emotions like loss and grief often show up in my work, and I will discuss how artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Sophie Calle also utilize these concepts. In weaving, I capture my internal mental states, memories, and perceptions of the future in a variety of found and gifted objects. Guided by the precedents set ...


129 Home Ave., Ella Whittemore Hill Jan 2018

129 Home Ave., Ella Whittemore Hill

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Walking through my childhood home late at night, half asleep with my eyes barely open, I was always able to navigate myself around every corner, down every hallway, and past every creak in the floor. The muscle memory of this house, which I left behind long ago, continues to live within my body. Memory becomes faint over time; it changes and evolves, but it never disappears. Rather, it matures from the physical specificity of being in a house to being the stories of that house. When my mother moved out a few years ago (a move which I was unable ...


Will You Accept This Rose?, Sasha Baskin Jan 2018

Will You Accept This Rose?, Sasha Baskin

Theses and Dissertations

Using figures from the popular culture program The Bachelor in a large-scale tapestry-style weaving, I address the drive to create idealized simulations in order to better understand one’s own reality and identity. Natural dye and traditional weaving processes in combination with digital weaving technology allow me to literally integrate the juxtaposition of analog and digital elements which defines a woven image.

Dye work and pattern allow for large gestural drawing marks while individual threads overlap to create literal pixelized imagery. I examine the act of weaving as the creation of screens through which one can see, hide, or obscure ...


Andean Textile Traditions: Material Knowledge And Culture, Part 1, Elena Phipps Nov 2017

Andean Textile Traditions: Material Knowledge And Culture, Part 1, Elena Phipps

PreColumbian Textile Conference VII / Jornadas de Textiles PreColombinos VII

The development of rich and complex Andean textile traditions spanned millennia, in concert with the development of cultures that utilized textiles as a primary form of expression and communication. Understanding the importance of textiles in the Andean world, we can examine elements of their genesis and look at the trajectory from the earliest developments of fiber- made items to the extraordinarily complex and specific processes of textile making, such as warp-wrapping and discontinuous warp and weft weaving. These processes are examined in the context of the relationship between textiles and the sacred, highlighting the significance and agency of cloth in ...


How To Become Ocean?, Elaina Runge May 2017

How To Become Ocean?, Elaina Runge

Masters Theses

A shifting viewpoint transforms into multiple perspectives to explore surface and depth.

By compressing time into an instant, or expanding a moment out in infinite directions, patterns reveal and obscure themselves.

A process that is both rational and intuitive emerges through the use of different systems to approach the unknown.

The ocean operates as a metaphor. The beyond guides the search of one who is tethered to the shore.

Plastic, linen, silk, elastic, glass, cellulose, protein: fold, curve, bend, distort, resist to create forms that are neither unfamiliar nor named.

Blue, blue-grey, blue-green, blue violet, azure, cobalt, sapphire, lapis lazuli ...


Weaving In The Third-Dimension, Jill Gottschalk May 2017

Weaving In The Third-Dimension, Jill Gottschalk

Graduate Theses

This thesis statement, along with my final exhibition of sculpture, is the culmination of my graduate studies at Winthrop University. My reflections upon my sculpture, as well as connections to other artists within the art-historical canon, have provided me with a foundation which will remain fast in the years ahead. Throughout my studies, my work has evolved and changed, yet commonalities remain. It is these commonalities, aspects of my own style that remain constant, that are explored: ambiguity, transparency, use of textile materials and repetitive units. My recent body of work, and the subject of my thesis Weaving in the ...


Wilson, Daniel J. (Fa 1014), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2017

Wilson, Daniel J. (Fa 1014), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1014. Student folk studies project titled: “Weaving.” Project includes survey sheets with a description of the weaving process in Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of belief, traditional practice, or tool, informant’s name, woven swatch, and photo.


Threadbare Unification, Judith Querciagrossa Danaher Jan 2017

Threadbare Unification, Judith Querciagrossa Danaher

The Hilltop Review

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The Handweavers Of Modern-Day Southern Appalachia: An Ethnographic Case Study, Cathryn F. Washell Dec 2016

The Handweavers Of Modern-Day Southern Appalachia: An Ethnographic Case Study, Cathryn F. Washell

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

One of the most prominent traditions associated with the Southern Appalachians is the art of weaving. Extensive research has focused on the history of Appalachian weaving, but there is little on the current weaving community. Today, the region still serves as an axis for weaving, and many practicing weavers, weaving instructors, and learning institutions can be found in Southern Appalachia. The core of this study is the interviews with ten weavers that reside and practice their work in Appalachia. Using concept coding, the transcripts of the interviews led to the development of four major themes that highlight the weavers’ discovery ...


Cows - Clean Ocean Wave Sculpture, Kim Bernard Dec 2016

Cows - Clean Ocean Wave Sculpture, Kim Bernard

Artist in Residence: Kim Bernard

Description and images from Kim Bernard's University of New England Artist in Residence fall semester 2016 culminating project. Kim worked with UNE students and faculty to gather ocean debris and weave it into a permanent art installment at UNE's Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center.


With Every Fiber, Catherine Megan Calloway Jan 2016

With Every Fiber, Catherine Megan Calloway

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Displaying and covering the human form, fiber inherently refers to the body. It wraps, protects, and conveys stories about us. This accumulation of work uses strands of fiber to define space, create structures, and manipulate the human form. Considering the process of craft in which bodies manipulate fiber, this work explores the way in which fiber manipulates bodies. As sculptures that envelope a human form, each garment mandates how a body may move both within and outside of it, engendering a performance in which both entities assert limits and capabilities. Each knot, stitch, and weave, is an expression of time ...


Zanzabari Textile Designs Bridge Cultural Contexts In Graphics, Mark Hardison Jan 2015

Zanzabari Textile Designs Bridge Cultural Contexts In Graphics, Mark Hardison

Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

VCU senior Leah Schmidt studied textiles for two months in Zanzibar, Tanzania this past summer, focusing on native textile designs and traditional methods. A Graphic Design major, Schmidt was a recipient of both the VCU Arts Dean’s International Study Grant and an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Fellowship Grant (also known as a UROP Grant). Schmidt worked alongside her faculty advisor and many local Zanzabari designers and artisans to identify the methods used in screen printing, weaving, and batik dying. She related the designs and patterns of the Zanzabari natives to those she uses in graphic design.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 37, No. 2, Ned D. Heindel, Linda H. Heindel, Karl J. R. Arndt, Terry G. Jordan, Lois J. Groff Jan 1988

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 37, No. 2, Ned D. Heindel, Linda H. Heindel, Karl J. R. Arndt, Terry G. Jordan, Lois J. Groff

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• The Junior Republic Movement in Pennsylvania: Youth Care in Grove City and Redington
• Brechloch, or Rapp's Harmony Society and the Production of Flax, Hemp, and Linen in Pennsylvania and Indiana
• Some Neglected Swiss Literature on the Forebay Bank Barn
• "Hoping for the Best, Yet Fearing the Worst": An Overview of Civil War Medical Care Until the Battle of Gettysburg
• Aldes un Neies


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 34, No. 4, William A. Leinbach, Patricia Tinsman, David Gottshall, Marvin A. Dourte, Daniel T. Kohler, Sam Blood, Charles Layland, Margaret Layland, Brenda Wilton, Stephen Day, Richard Shaner, Donna Longenecker, William Weber, Mel Horst, Robert Jensen, Donald D. Dillon Jul 1985

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 34, No. 4, William A. Leinbach, Patricia Tinsman, David Gottshall, Marvin A. Dourte, Daniel T. Kohler, Sam Blood, Charles Layland, Margaret Layland, Brenda Wilton, Stephen Day, Richard Shaner, Donna Longenecker, William Weber, Mel Horst, Robert Jensen, Donald D. Dillon

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Coverlets
• Sign Painting
• Reverse Painting on Glass
• Kites
• Snake Lore
• Horncraft
• Weathervanes and Country Signs
• Festival Focus
• Sheep Shearing & Natural Knits
• Bread Baking Among the Pennsylvania Dutch
• The Craft of Rushing
• Toy Soldier Casting
• Pennsylvania Dutch Humor
• Fireside Brooms and Whirligigs
• Springerle


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 32, No. 4, John F. Harnish Jr., Gladys Sweigard, Richard Shaner, John L. Lakatosh, Karen Lemonnier, Herman A. Danenhower, Dave Ehrig, Thelia Jean Eaby, James Petrucelli, Larry L. Rahn, William Dean Wright, Ronald Kunkel, Cindy Kunkel, Robert Nettleton, Cheryl Nettleton, Jane Ann Stinsmen Jul 1983

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 32, No. 4, John F. Harnish Jr., Gladys Sweigard, Richard Shaner, John L. Lakatosh, Karen Lemonnier, Herman A. Danenhower, Dave Ehrig, Thelia Jean Eaby, James Petrucelli, Larry L. Rahn, William Dean Wright, Ronald Kunkel, Cindy Kunkel, Robert Nettleton, Cheryl Nettleton, Jane Ann Stinsmen

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Frakturs
• Apple Head Dolls are Unique
• Tableware and Dutch Folklore
• The Pipemaker
• Wheat Weaving
• Beekeeping: Past and Present
• The Pennsylvania Longrifle
• Festival Focus
• Folk Festival Programs
• Quilts
• The Country Butcher
• Stained Glass
• Metal Casting in Sand
• Is This Pure Leather?
• The Horse and Carriage
• Marquetry, Parquetry and Intarsia
• Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 31, No. 4, Earl F. Robacker, Ada Robacker, Kathryn E. Johnson, Ray Snyder, Ann Snyder, Clovis Bolen, Ramona Bolen, Donald Thompson, Louise Thompson, Brenda Hanna, Gail M. Hartmann, Richard Shaner, Lysbeth W. Clark, Theodore W. Jentsch, Peter Paulsen, Richard C. Bond Jul 1982

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 31, No. 4, Earl F. Robacker, Ada Robacker, Kathryn E. Johnson, Ray Snyder, Ann Snyder, Clovis Bolen, Ramona Bolen, Donald Thompson, Louise Thompson, Brenda Hanna, Gail M. Hartmann, Richard Shaner, Lysbeth W. Clark, Theodore W. Jentsch, Peter Paulsen, Richard C. Bond

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Of Baskets and Basket Makers
• Egg Decorating at the Kutztown Folk Festival
• Spatterware
• Scrimshaw
• Folk Musical Instruments at the Kutztown Folk Festival
• Puppets: Fun at the Festival
• Festival Focus
• Folk Festival Programs
• Festival Focus on Quilts
• The Kutztown Folk Festival's Calico Seamstresses
• Summer Drinks of the Pennsylvania Dutch
• The Folk Festival's Lace Maker
• The Country Cemetery: Connection Between Past and Present
• Coopering
• The Dialect of the Pennsylvania Dutch


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 30, No. 4, Constantine Kermes, Richard Shaner, John Pearsall, Cyrus Hyde, Richard C. Gougler, Ada Robacker, Earl F. Robacker, Mary O. Stone, Stanley J. Adam, Paul D. Brumbach, Jane Wable, Barbara K. Foust Jul 1981

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 30, No. 4, Constantine Kermes, Richard Shaner, John Pearsall, Cyrus Hyde, Richard C. Gougler, Ada Robacker, Earl F. Robacker, Mary O. Stone, Stanley J. Adam, Paul D. Brumbach, Jane Wable, Barbara K. Foust

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Farm Animals at the Kutztown Folk Festival
• Outdoor Ovens in the Dutch Country
• Gold and Silversmithing at the Kutztown Folk Festival: A Look at the Craftsmen and Their Techniques
• An Early Pennsylvania Dutch Garden Revisited
• The Amish Wedding
• Festival Focus
• Folk Festival Programs
• Quilts and Quilting: Picking the Winners
• Macrame: The Art of Creative Knotting
• Pennsylvania Dutch Funeral Lore: They Honored Their Dead
• The Making of Maple Syrup
• Textile Arts Reach Back Into History


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 26, Folk Festival Supplement, Nancy A. Delong, Marie E. Deverter, John F. Dreibelbis, Robert F. Ulle, Laverne H. Stevens, Carl Ned Foltz, Robert R. Hoppes, Martha S. Best, Theodore W. Jentsch, Rita Grim, Earl F. Robacker, Ada Robacker Jul 1977

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 26, Folk Festival Supplement, Nancy A. Delong, Marie E. Deverter, John F. Dreibelbis, Robert F. Ulle, Laverne H. Stevens, Carl Ned Foltz, Robert R. Hoppes, Martha S. Best, Theodore W. Jentsch, Rita Grim, Earl F. Robacker, Ada Robacker

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Bonnets, Bonnets, Bonnets
• Theorem Painting on Velvet
• Spinning, Weaving and Lace Making
• Mennonites: A Peaceful People
• Special Police Force Directs Traffic
• Candle Dipping and Molding
• Festival Focus
• Folk Festival Programs
• The Old One-Room School
• The Art of Making Brooms
• Koom Rei, Huck Dich un Essa (Come In, Sit Down and Eat)
• Old Fashioned Apple Butter Making
• Fraktur: An Enduring Art Form
• Covered Bridges: Folk Festival Questionnaire


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 12, No. 2, Earl F. Robacker, Vincent R. Tortora, Don Yoder, Robert C. Bucher, Paul R. Wieand, Amos Long Jr., Clarence Kulp Jr., Gary S. Dunbar, Alfred L. Shoemaker, Alan G. Keyser, Christ Geiger, Victor C. Dieffenbach, Richard Shaner Jul 1961

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 12, No. 2, Earl F. Robacker, Vincent R. Tortora, Don Yoder, Robert C. Bucher, Paul R. Wieand, Amos Long Jr., Clarence Kulp Jr., Gary S. Dunbar, Alfred L. Shoemaker, Alan G. Keyser, Christ Geiger, Victor C. Dieffenbach, Richard Shaner

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• The Township Weavers of Pennsylvania
• Amish Funerals
• The Bush-Meeting Dutch
• Steep Roofs and Red Tiles
• Carpet Rag Parties
• Fences in Rural Pennsylvania
• Folk Festival Program
• A Study of the Dialect Terminology of the Plain Sects of Montgomery County, Pa.
• Henry Chapman Mercer, Pennsylvania Folklife Pioneer
• The "Glingelsock"
• Sauerkraut in the Pennsylvania Folk-Culture
• Collectanea