Tools of the Trade
Class Description from Finlandia University Website.
Students learn the garment design methods of pattern drafting and draping. CAD design for garment is integrated. Jacquard design for upholstery allows students to design for industry with the latest software and designs are woven at a mill. Students in dyeing and printing develop their own line of cloth for interiors and garments. Weavers find our looms varied from 4 and 8-harness jack looms to 24-harness computer aided AVL.
I was lucky enough to attend the fashion show and Jacquard class presentation this year and here are a few examples of what they worked on in 2009-2010.
I was amazed at the talent these students have. The Jacquard woven samples were amazing. Each student received at least 2 five yard woven samples from the the mill that wove the cloth. Just think what they can do with this cloth created with their own design?
Celtic Design ............... Watch for more Jacquard images to come...