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Fibre Studio

Overview

The Fibre Studio (Room 201) offers students access to fabric studio equipment and the opportunity to explore the media and practices of textiles, including:

  • Weaving
  • Printing
  • Paper-making
  • Felt-making
  • Sewing
  • Embroidery
  • Knitting
  • Beading
  • Image transfer
  • Dyeing
  • Batik
  • Garment and 2D sewn construction
  • Basketry
  • Silk painting
  • Silk paper/fusion

Materials

The following materials are readily available to students for purchase:
  • Stencil fabric
  • Heat-transfer paper
  • Printing base: clear, opaque
  • Muslin fabric
  • Cotton fabric
  • Solvy bags
  • Fleece
  • Felting needles
  • Mylar
  • Disperse dye

 For materials purchasing policy, please see the Buying materials page.

Facilities and equipment

Weaving: AVL Dobby Looms and Leclerc floor looms, table looms, tapestry frame looms and floor looms

Printing: 28ft x 5ft large table, 16ft x 4ft medium table for repeat printing (silk screen, block, stencil, etc.)

Felt-making: drum carders, hand carders, needle-felting machines, hand-needle felting tools

Paper-making: Hollander 2lb capacity beater, press and dry-racks, tools for sheet forming and casting, vacuum table for forming

Additional equipment: Dark room with vacuum table for photo exposure (for screen printing), pressure washer and spray room, airbrush equipment, dye kitchen with three stoves (natural, disperse, acid and reactive dyes used), two heat presses, sewing machines; quilt machine, sergers, knit machines, smocking machine, batik tools and wax, bead looms, irons/large ironing surfaces, reference library, computer cluster in studio.

The Fibre Studio accepts donations of textiles and fabrics for student use. Donations will be handled on a case-by-case basis and inquiries should be directed to Studio Management.