Tag Archives: TFD

A loom with threads that are the color of the rainbow.

Student Blog: Attending the Weaving Lab

For the second summer in a row, SoHE professor Marianne Fairbanks has taken over the Image Lab at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and transformed it into the Weaving Lab: Plain Cloth Productions. Community members are welcome to come and learn the basics of this ancient art form. As a dedicated member of the SoHE family, […]

Students looking at rugs hanging from the ceiling.

Student Blog: Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Rug Competition

Written by Aaron Kellerhuis, student in the School of Human Ecology. Textile and Fashion Design students are designing 8’ by 10’ rugs inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and Prairie School architecture as part of a competition sponsored by Sergenian’s Floor Coverings. For background information, a group of us visited the Sergenian’s Madison rug showroom to learn […]


Textiles & Fashion Design

  The Textiles and Fashion Design (TFD) major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a unique hybrid program that provides hands-on interaction with materials and techniques along with design history and contemporary applications. TFD faculty teach students to intuitively make, analyze and revise, leading to discovery and innovation and creative problem solving.  Coursework in the […]