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The silhouette of a person stands with their arms outstretched, holding walking sticks atop a mountain peak. Behind the person is a mountain landscape with an orange and pink sunset.

Nov 28, 2022

First-year student completes Appalachian Trail before coming to the Wilson College

Meet Eliza Sweeney, a first-year student studying fashion and textile design who spent five months hiking the Appalachian Trail. 

Kate Nartker uses TC2 loom in the Wilson College of Textiles lab. Behind her, a bookshelf with spools of colorful thread can be seen. The beginnings of the weave are visible: a bright orange geometric pattern.

Nov 4, 2022

Wilson College Faculty Member Aims to Bring Weaving to the Big Screen

Assistant Professor Kate Nartker's trailer for the short film "Whose Woods Are These" marks an expansion of her groundbreaking animated weaving work. 

Students working with yarn in FTD 373

Oct 21, 2022

Textile Design Students Develop Homeware Collections, Collaborate With Alumni

FTD 373 takes textile design students from the basics of yarn to collaborating on industry level projects. See how the course is not only teaching important skills, but also fostering a supportive community amongst its students. 

Student in black tshirt stands on sidewalk with "wolfs up." Behind them, a sign stretching over and across the intersection reads "UA Global Headquarters: The Only Way is Through"

Sep 28, 2022

Read Where Wilson College of Textiles Students Interned this Summer

From Los Angeles to New York City to Italy, it might be easier to ask where they didn't intern. 

Patrons visit showcases at the FTD Emerging Designers Showcase in Talley Student Union

Sep 13, 2022

From Lichen to the Loom: Textile Design Seniors Debut Collections

Textile design collections displayed during the FTD Emerging Designers Showcase represent four years of education and a semester's worth of work for students. 

student using sewing machine in fashion studio

Sep 9, 2022

First-Year Fashion and Textile Design Class Challenges Students to Think Like Designers

FTD 200 helps fashion and textile students embark on their journey towards a textile education, and builds new skill sets and communities along the way. 

Graphic design cover of Spring 2022 Student Portfolio

Jul 12, 2022

Wilson College of Textiles Launches Newest Student Portfolio

Apparel and textiles designed by Wilson College students takes center stage in the newly released virtual lookbook. 

Kate Nartker standing in front of colored thread

Jul 7, 2022

Textile Design Faculty Headed to Sweden on Fulbright Scholarship

Assistant Professor Kate Nartker will spend Spring 2023 researching and teaching in Sweden as a Fulbright Scholar. 

textile design in progress on TC3 loom

Jun 14, 2022

Two Students’ Textile Designs Selected for National Gallery

Textile designs created by two Wilson College of Textiles students were selected from over 300 entrants to be featured in this year's Surface Design Association gallery. 

the graduate commons at the wilson college of textiles

Jun 10, 2022

Remembering Professor Emeritus Alan Donaldson

Professor Emeritus Alan Donaldson left a lasting impact on the field of textile design and the Wilson College community.