My schedule junior year consists of fewer design and studio classes and is more math and science based. As a result, I have fewer projects this semester and instead have exams and written projects. I continued to pursue my love for sewing and design by participating in a show and working as a design intern for a start up company based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This unique blend of opportunities has allowed me to grow in new ways that will make me a stronger designer.
Sliver to yarn
In my Yarn Design Studio Class, we took cotton sliver and dyed it using reactive dyes to create unique yarns. This process taught me more about the spinning and dyeing process, which I both found enjoyable and very useful. The images below show some of the steps in the process, which we started and finished in the labs at NC State's College of Textiles.
Yarn Design Studio
My design class this semester was Yarn Design Studio, which falls under the Textile Design concentration instead of the Fashion Design concentration. Even though I am in the Fashion Design concentration, I took this class to expand my knowledge of yarns and how to manipulate them the my intended end use. This studio will allow me to create garments that are both aesthetically pleasing as well as functionally adept.