Category Archives: Center for Textiles and Design

Milwaukee skyline

SoHE News: May 22-28

Design History PhD student wins major research award, McInnes describes the “wau” in Wisconsin place names, incoming undergrad wins Summit Credit Union scholarship, Whelan remembers an unorthodox self-help author, and more.

Natalie Wright headshot

Design Studies PhD Student Natalie Wright Wins Prestigious Scholarship

Natalie Wright, who just completed her first year of PhD coursework in Design Studies, has won the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Recognized as a top applicant, Wright will research histories of making and disability under the mentorship of Professors Marina Moskowitz and Sarah Anne Carter.

Sarah Carter headshot

CDMC Director Publishes Handbook on Material Culture

A Q&A with Dr. Sarah Anne Carter, co-editor of the new Oxford Handbook of History and Material Culture. Dr. Sarah Anne Carter is Visiting Executive Director of the Center for Design and Material Culture and Visiting Assistant Professor of Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is co-editor of the very first Oxford Handbook […]

Empty Shelves Food Store

SoHE News & Events: Mar 27–Apr 2

Image: Empty Shelves Photo by Boris Dunand on Unsplash Thanks for reading our weekly roundup of news and events at the School of Human Ecology. Have something we should know about? Email Public Relations Manager Serena Larkin, or submit your SoHE event via this form. View past issues of news and events here. SoHE scholars in the news Bartfeld quoted on Marketplace about food […]

The Rise of the Only Child

SoHE News & Events: Feb 21–27

Halpern-Meekin gives TV interview on single-child families | McInnes highlights heritage marker at SoHE in Cap Times | Addo’s joint open letter on student debt | Mace and Greendeer in prominent Crafts magazine | Gaddis cited by fellow scholars in Aeon | Hark’s work on display at Chazen | Huambachano to present at 2020 Global Health Symposium | Poehlmann-Tynan webinar for foster parents

Aaron Bird Bear, assistant dean for Student Diversity Programs, speaks to members of the Ho-Chunk Nation and other UW community members during a heritage marker dedication ceremony for the "Our Shared Future" plaque on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

SoHE News & Events: Jan 31–Feb 6

Image: Aaron Bird Bear, assistant dean for Student Diversity Programs, speaks to members of the Ho-Chunk Nation and other UW community members during a heritage marker dedication ceremony for the “Our Shared Future” plaque on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on June 18, 2019. (Photo by Bryce Richter /UW-Madison) Thanks for reading our weekly […]

Textile Tuesday display poster

Textile Tuesday: A Recap of 2019

Marina Moskowitz is the Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture, and Design, in the Design History department of the School of Human Ecology. A year ago, a unique collaboration between student researchers, the SoHE Communications team, and the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection (HLATC) launched the year-long Textile Tuesday project to celebrate […]

Jennifer Gaddis Faculty

SoHE News & Events: Dec 6–12

Gaddis op-ed in Washington Post shared by Bernie Sanders | Sarmadi discusses Pantone’s “Classic Blue” | Flanagan on youth environmental engagement | New research from Huambachano | Wright reviews Chazen show | Mace profile featured in Tone Madison | Micro-podcast on “digital parenting” | Whelan hosts a “Dinner On Wisconsin”

Sampler from collection detail

Textile Tuesday: Teaching Textiles Symposium Report

Embroidery sampler (detail), Germany, early 19th century, linen on linen; overall work 14 x 17 in; detail approximately 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. Marina Moskowitz is the Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture, and Design, in the Design History department of the School of Human Ecology. On December 6 and 7, the […]

Fig 1 Lewis and Clark handkerchief

Textile Tuesday: Souvenir Handkerchief

Handkerchief from Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, United States, 1905, 13” x 13” By Natalie Wright is a first-year graduate student in Design Studies Twelve years after historian Frederick Jackson Turner proclaimed the end of American westward expansion during a speech at the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition, organizers of the Lewis and Clark Exposition in […]

‘Calories’ Handkerchief, Franshaw Inc, mid-20th century, United States, 14 x 14 inches.

Textile Tuesday: “Calories” Handkerchief

‘Calories’ Handkerchief, Franshaw Inc, mid-20th century, United States, 14 x 14 inches. While we cannot vouch for the scientific accuracy of the calorie counts on this handkerchief (which in fact seem quite dubious!), tucking this in your pocket might remind you of the relative merits or demerits of the holiday table this Thanksgiving week! This […]

Hello! Loom example weaving, multi-color, in process.

Q&A with Hello! Loom Creator and Design Studies Professor Marianne Fairbanks

Image: Hello! Loom example weaving, multi-color, in process. Marianne Fairbanks is a textile artist and assistant professor of Design Studies in the School of Human Ecology at UW–Madison, which offers undergraduate degrees in Textiles and Fashion Design and Interior Architecture, as well as MFA, MS, and PhD graduate programs. Professor Fairbanks, who recently earned tenure, […]

Lace Seal with United States Seal

Textile Tuesday: Lace Mat

Mat depicting the seal of the United States President, Needle lace in cotton or linen, 1950-1990, United States, 7” diameter. By Nora Renick Rinehart, a first year MFA student in Design Studies. While doing research for an upcoming project on textiles and American politics, this exquisite example of needle lace immediately caught my attention. Created […]

Printed Textiles

Textile Tuesday: Fabric Sample

Mathilda Schwalbach, Faces of the Nation Facing the World, screenprinting on cotton, United States, 1968 Samantha Comerford is a graduate student in Art History at University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Collection Assistant in the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. In looking through the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection I was immediately struck by this printed […]

Mulberry Maze fabric detail

Textile Tuesday: The Norton Sisters of Folly Cove

– Margaret Norton, Tablecloth in Mulberry Maze print, United States, 1947, ink on cotton, 71 x 44 in. – Schumacher Company, Drapery Fabric in Polka Dot Pony print, designed by Hetty Beatty Whitney, United States, 1946, ink on cotton Marina Moskowitz is the Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture, and Design, in […]

Marianne Fairbanks

SoHE News & Events: Oct 4–10

Marianne Fairbanks and Dakota Mace to show in MMoCA’s Wisconsin Triennial | Jennifer Angus show opens this weekend | SoHE undergrad a local climate leader | Jerry O’Brien praises Von Maur’s entry into Madison | Jennifer Gaddis on WHYY to talk school lunch shaming

Baby Carrier

Textile Tuesday: Hmong Baby Carrier

Baby Carrier, Thailand, 26 x 17 in. Yenchen J. Xiong is a fourth year student in the School of Human Ecology, majoring in Textiles and Fashion Design. In a world with lurking spirits and soul-stealing demons, of tigers who kidnap young maidens, and zombies who haven’t realized they’ve passed on already, there must be a […]