What is it like to study Textile Design? Would you like to go on a tour? As luck would have it, that’s what we have to show you here. As long-time individual members of the Handweavers Guild of America, we were honored to be asked to host a tour of our Textile Design studios for a live audience. HGA is an international member association dedicated to textile crafts and fiber arts through education and a steadfast commitment to the preservation of textile traditions.
We jumped at the chance to show off our dynamic and colorful spaces and to show the outstanding work of our students. Of our excellent student body, we were able to highlight the work of Kara Beckner, Tina Kreibich, and Sinéad Cahill. Along with the tour, part of our faculty team sat for a Q&A with an engaged audience of almost 90 guests. They had excellent questions for us! Whitney Young, program director for HGA, had this to say,
“We want to thank Jefferson University for opening up their facilities virtually to our HGA Spinning & Weaving Week attendees. It was a wonderful opportunity to see behind the curtain and understand a little more about what make Jefferson University such a wonderful place to learn. This was one of our most popular tours of the week and many attendees have remarked on how they wish they could go back in time to study at Jefferson. We also want to thank the students who took time out of their busy days to share their experiences at Jefferson and the current projects they were working on. Thank you again for sharing your incredible environment with us. We all look forward to visiting in person one day!”
Thank you, Whitney! It was truly our pleasure to show off our students and studio spaces. We look forward to the next time we can open our virtual doors to those who are interested in discovering more about the wide world of textile design.
You can view the tour in its entirety here.