Finding Creative Scholarship in the Constraints of Materials and the Affordances of Collaboration

Making is knowing.  As a lecturer in Family and Consumer Sciences, I have the opportunity to emulate the teachers I have admired most throughout my education — those who are both knowledgeable instructors and skilled practitioners.  In my design practice, I am inspired by unique textiles made from natural fibers.  I like to work within the confines of each fabric’s original dimensions and surface design, creating an original and aesthetically pleasing garment and yielding ‘zero-waste.’  These design principles extend as a metaphor for my teaching philosophy.

Session Speaker(s)

Session Time and Location

1:00pm to 1:25pm
Maplewood B

Session Format

25 minute presentation

Session Track

Disciplinary Research and Creative Activity