Associate Professor of Textiles Brooks Hagan MFA 02 TX discusses 19th-century French industrial textile samples. These pieces reveal processes that have all but vanished from contemporary textile design and manufacturing. As part of Repair and Design Futures, RISD’s Virtual Textile Research Group examined several of these samples utilizing the latest computer scanning technology as well as industrial and hand-based techniques to decipher the centuries-old textile constructions. These experiments involved adapting machinery and developing contemporary tools, including modeling software, to demonstrate the complexity of the archival fabric and aid in the development of new variants.
Thursday, March 14 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI
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