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. She recently launched Hello! Loom to make her popular hand-held looms available to the public. What inspired Hello! Loom? And what was its development process? I first […]
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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, […]
Weaving Lab: Plain Cloth Productions Interconnectivity is at the foundation of weaving. Textiles rely on the principle that multiple entities that were once separate, like fiber or thread, can become interwoven together into one whole. In their weaving lab, Design Studies professor Marianne Fairbanks and her small team of students take the interconnectivity of weaving […]