CDMC Stories

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    Five Minutes, Four Textiles: One Chance to Introduce the Collection

    With just five minutes to introduce the collection to UW-Madison’s new Chancellor, Pleasant Rowland Textile Specialist and Research Director Sophie Pitman selects four objects that showcase the breadth and possibilities of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

  • Textile Tuesday: Red Edition: September

    Textile Tuesday: Red Edition: September   Join us once a month during 2022 on the CDMC Stories blog for Textile Tuesdays: Red Edition! Students in the UW-Madison Design Studies class “History of Textiles” (Fall 2021) wrote …

  • Textile Tuesday: Red Edition: August

    Join us once a month during 2022 on the CDMC Stories blog for Textile Tuesdays: Red Edition! Students in the UW-Madison Design Studies class “History of Textiles” (Fall 2021) wrote these posts, choosing the color …

  • Textile Tuesday: Red Edition: July

    Join us once a month during 2022 on the CDMC Stories blog for Textile Tuesdays: Red Edition! Students in the UW-Madison Design Studies class “History of Textiles” (Fall 2021) wrote these posts, choosing the color …

  • Textile Tuesday: Red Edition: June 

    Join us once a month during 2022 on the CDMC Stories blog for Textile Tuesdays: Red Edition! Students in the UW-Madison Design Studies class “History of Textiles” (Fall 2021) wrote these posts, choosing the color …

  • Textile Tuesday: Red Edition: May

    Join us once a month during 2022 on the CDMC Stories blog for Textile Tuesdays: Red Edition! Students in the UW-Madison Design Studies class “History of Textiles” (Fall 2021) wrote these posts, choosing the color …

  • Design Thinking Through Intentional Co-Design: Culturally Inspired Creation in the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery

    By Dr. Sarah Anne Carter, CDMC Executive Director and Associate Professor in Design Studies This spring the Center for Design and Material Culture is hosting an exhibition in the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery that connects to …

  • Student Spotlight: Inspiraciones de Intercambios by Danitza Jimenz

    Growing up, I always had a great affinity for art. Especially as I got older, I have felt more of an inclination towards different arts and how they are able to tell such grand stories …

  • Textile Tuesday: Red Edition: April

    Join us once a month during 2022 on the CDMC Stories blog for Textile Tuesdays: Red Edition! Students in the UW-Madison Design Studies class “History of Textiles” (Fall 2021) wrote these posts, choosing the color …

  • Textile Tuesdays: Red Edition: March

    Join us once a month during 2022 on the CDMC Stories blog for Textile Tuesdays: Red Edition! Students in the UW-Madison Design Studies class “History of Textiles” (Fall 2021) wrote these posts, choosing the color …

  • Textile Tuesdays: Red Edition: February

    Join us once a month during 2022 on the CDMC Stories blog for Textile Tuesdays: Red Edition! Students in the UW-Madison Design Studies class “History of Textiles” (Fall 2021) wrote these posts, choosing the color …

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    Exhibition Spotlight: Lace from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

    PhD student in Design History, Maeve M. Hogan, discusses the curatorial vision for Lace in the Helen Louise Textile Collection, on view in the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery, September 8 through November 17, 2021.

  • pillow case with fringe with am American flag and eagle that reads "America First"

    The “Politics at Home” Exhibit: An Origin Story

    Sneak peek from co-curator Marina Moskowitz of the fall 2021 exhibit "Politics at Home: Textiles as American Politics" in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery.

  • Logo for episode 3 of Refrangible podcast showing a sewing machine on the sides of a cube.

    Refrangible Episode Three: Sewing Machines and the Worlds They Make

    Throughout the pandemic many people turned to sewing for the first time—or for the first time in many years—to create masks for their communities. In the third episode of "Refrangible," Gianofer Fields introduces us to an old friend who helped her in this endeavor: her mother’s sewing machine.

  • Fragment of a blue and white textile showing weave patterns and holes.

    A Report from the “Feeling Fragmentary” Symposium

    Graduate students engaged with Material Culture studies across UW–Madison closed out the academic year with a day-long symposium, "Feeling Fragmentary."

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