Uncut Attire: How Weaving Informs Wearables

Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery – September 14 – December 4, 2022 How has weaving influenced clothing design, particularly in cultures where handweaving is strongly embedded into communities? This exhibition, completely drawn from the Helen Louise …

Coming Together: Culturally Inspired Creation Trunk Show

April 30, 2022 at 1pm The Link | 1st Floor, Nancy Nicholas Hall | UW–Madison Co-design teams comprising the UW–Madison students and traditional artisans from Kutch, India have worked together this semester to present a public …

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 …

Sofia Hagström Møller: Lineage

Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery – January 26-April 3, 2022 Sofia Hagström Møller: Lineage investigates the roots of Scandinavian textile design and celebrates the legacy that American weaving shares with these traditions. By translating her grandmother’s …

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.

Lace from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

Lace is the single largest category of objects in the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. How do we make sense of this ubiquitous yet enigmatic material? From fine art on the wall to intimate garments …