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Architectural + Language: Breaking Barriers And Creating Cultural Dialogue, Maria de los Angeles Delgado Bailon 2021 Kennesaw State University

Architectural + Language: Breaking Barriers And Creating Cultural Dialogue, Maria De Los Angeles Delgado Bailon

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

When I was 11 years old, I moved back to the United States, after having spent my whole childhood in Ecuador, my parents native land. I was moving back to the land of opportunity in the search for the so called ‘American Dream’. It was difficult to leave and move to a new place where we did not know anyone or have anything, but just the idea of a going back to my hometown piqued my curiosity and excitement. I remember very vividly, the day I left Ecuador. I remember telling myself to be happy, because this was a moment ...


Printed Repeat Pattern Development For Textiles: Design Theory And Process, Erin Kelly 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Printed Repeat Pattern Development For Textiles: Design Theory And Process, Erin Kelly

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

I created a collection of fifteen printed repeat patterns accompanied by a written description of the research and development process as a creative project to fulfill the requirements of a Senior Honors Project. Looking at this project from a traditional research standpoint, I sought out to answer several questions that would help me to develop as a textile artist. How do you find current, up-to-date, relevant trends, both ideological (macro) and material (micro)? How do you take these trends and communicate them visually, in an original fashion? How do you produce a collection of designs that is both diverse and ...


These Are My People: An Ethnography Of Quiltcon, Kristin Barrus 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

These Are My People: An Ethnography Of Quiltcon, Kristin Barrus

Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design: Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research

This thesis presents the first ethnography of QuiltCon, the annual fan and artist convention for quiltmakers who identify with and participate in a social phenomenon called the Modern Quilt Movement (MQM) within the 21st century quilt world. QuiltCon (QC) is one product of this movement. This study considers the following questions: What kinds of people attend QC, and what types of experiences and encounters do they expect at the convention? What needs are met at QC for this subset of quiltmakers who attend and for the greater community of Modern quiltmakers? What role does QC play in cementing the identity ...


Characterization And Modeling Of Thermal Protective Fabrics Under Molotov Cocktail Exposure, Sumit Mandal, Guowen Song, Rene M. Rossi, Indu B. Grover 2021 Oklahoma State University

Characterization And Modeling Of Thermal Protective Fabrics Under Molotov Cocktail Exposure, Sumit Mandal, Guowen Song, Rene M. Rossi, Indu B. Grover

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

This study aims to characterize and model the thermal protective fabrics usually used in workwear under Molotov cocktail exposure. Physical properties of the fabrics were measured; and, thermal protective performances of the fabrics were evaluated under a fire exposure generated from the laboratory-simulated Molotov cocktail. The performance was calculated in terms of the amount of thermal energy transmitted through the fabrics; additionally, the time required to generate a second-degree burn on wearers’ bodies was predicted from the calculated transmitted thermal energy. For the characterization, the parameters that affected the protective performance were identified and discussed with regards to the theory ...


Learning Innovation And Service-Learning In Medical Apparel Development Of Entrepreneurship: Face-Covering, Changhyun (Lyon) Nam, Srikant Manchiraju, Eulanda A. Sanders 2021 Florida State University

Learning Innovation And Service-Learning In Medical Apparel Development Of Entrepreneurship: Face-Covering, Changhyun (Lyon) Nam, Srikant Manchiraju, Eulanda A. Sanders

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The Medical Apparel Development of Entrepreneurship course helps students: (a) understand fundamental product development concept and the process, (b) implement medical apparel development of entrepreneurship incorporating 3D printing, and (c) contribute to local community service centers for a service-learning practice task. The overall design concept and process will be useful in course content, including seven face-covering steps during the sixteenweek course. It is imperative for academia and industry to collaborate and contribute to finding an optimal face-covering prototype, created from suitable materials and elastics, which is washable, reusable, and hygienic better to understand the unique and straightforward pattern and design ...


Rift, Repair, And Resolution, Dayna E. Patterson 2020 Western Washington University

Rift, Repair, And Resolution, Dayna E. Patterson

The STEAM Journal

"Rift," "Repair," and "Resolution" is an embroidered triptych that reflects socio-political disharmony and manifests a hopeful trajectory for healing and wholeness.


Utilizing Repurposed Denim To Create Apparel For Those With Cerebral Palsy, Monique Rodriguez 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Utilizing Repurposed Denim To Create Apparel For Those With Cerebral Palsy, Monique Rodriguez

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development Undergraduate Honors Theses

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common motor disability in children. In the U.S alone one million children and adults live with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Due to the increasing life expectancy of individuals with CP, the number of adults with this disorder is increasing, thus their medical and social care needs are changing (Moreno-De-Luca et al., 2012). For years children and adults who live with CP struggle in finding clothing that works for them and their needs. Currently the market for adaptable clothing is small. For people with CP, the lack of adaptive clothing creates large barriers ...


Perceiving Mathematics And Art, Edmund Harriss 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Perceiving Mathematics And Art, Edmund Harriss

Mic Lectures

Mathematics and art provide powerful lenses to perceive and understand the world, part of an ancient tradition whether it starts in the South Pacific with tapa cloth and wave maps for navigation or in Iceland with knitting patterns and sunstones. Edmund Harriss, an artist and assistant clinical professor of mathematics in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, explores these connections in his Honors College Mic lecture.


(Review) A Memorial To Those Who Mourn: Marie Watt’S Untitled (Mother, Mother) And Correlating Sewing Circle, Angie Rizzo 2020 University of New Mexico

(Review) A Memorial To Those Who Mourn: Marie Watt’S Untitled (Mother, Mother) And Correlating Sewing Circle, Angie Rizzo

Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas

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Jenkins, Martha Ann (Combs) - Collector (Fa 1376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2020 Western Kentucky University

Jenkins, Martha Ann (Combs) - Collector (Fa 1376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1376. Weaving projects, chiefly for place mats, created by students in the Consumer and Family Sciences program at WKU. The projects usually include notes on materials and methodology, sketches, instructions, and a weaving sample.


Structure And Properties Of Polyamide Fabrics With Insect-Repellent Functionality By Electrospinning And Oxygen Plasma-Treated Surface Coating, Chunhui Xiang, NIcholas R. Etrick, Margaret W. Frey, Edmund J. Norris, Joel R. Coats 2020 Iowa State University

Structure And Properties Of Polyamide Fabrics With Insect-Repellent Functionality By Electrospinning And Oxygen Plasma-Treated Surface Coating, Chunhui Xiang, Nicholas R. Etrick, Margaret W. Frey, Edmund J. Norris, Joel R. Coats

Entomology Publications

The need for light-weight and high-strength insect-repellant fabrics is of critical importance to the cessation of viral diseases. The goal of the study is to investigate the structure and properties of insect-repellent polyamide fabrics for use in protective garments to guard against mosquitos. Permethrin was applied to the polyamide fabrics through incorporation into the nylon 6 polymer solution during electrospinning and dip coating onto the control untreated and oxygen plasma-treated polyamide fabrics: electropun nylon 6 nanofiber nonwovens, commercially available nylon 6 warp knit tricot, and nylon 66 double weft, knit interlock fabrics. The incorporation of permethrin into the polymer solution ...


Still, Unfolding, Ramolen Mencero Laruan 2020 The University of Western Ontario

Still, Unfolding, Ramolen Mencero Laruan

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Together with my Master of Fine Art thesis exhibition, still, unfolding, at Zalucky Contemporary (Toronto, Ontario), this dossier constitutes the following accompanying components: a comprehensive artist statement, documented artwork, an interview with artist Erika DeFreitas, and a curriculum vitae. These components contextualize my subject-position, and outline theoretical research, motivations, and reflections that drive my work. I expand on the diasporic experience, politics of knowledge, and the autobiographical genre as they are linked methodologies in the retrieval of immigrant histories. The fusion of autobiography and fiction becomes a hopeful approach in challenging forgotten or omitted history and confronts the expectations that ...


Comparison Of College Students' Behavior Toward Nutrition Information Communication Between Korea And The Us, Chang-Sik Kim, Robert H. Bosselman, Hyung-Min Choi, Keum Sil Lee, Eojina Kim, Hyeyoung Moon, Yoon J. Jang, Sunny Ham 2020 Sejong University

Comparison Of College Students' Behavior Toward Nutrition Information Communication Between Korea And The Us, Chang-Sik Kim, Robert H. Bosselman, Hyung-Min Choi, Keum Sil Lee, Eojina Kim, Hyeyoung Moon, Yoon J. Jang, Sunny Ham

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Background/objectives: The expansion of menu labeling to restaurants has created a need to study customers' behavior toward nutrition information. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to compare college students' behavior toward nutrition information communication between Korea and the US. This study consisted of three objectives: 1) to compare the frequency of usage as well as degree of trust regarding smartphone-based communication channels in the acquisition of nutrition information among college students between Korea and the US, 2) to compare knowledge-sharing behavior related to nutrition information among college students between Korea and the US, and 3) to identify the ...


Virtual Temari: Artistically Inspired Mathematics, Carl Giuffre, Lee Stemkoski 2020 Adelphi University

Virtual Temari: Artistically Inspired Mathematics, Carl Giuffre, Lee Stemkoski

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Technology can be a significant aide in understanding and appreciating geometry, beyond theoretical considerations. Both fiber art and technology have been employed as a significant aide and an inspiring vessel in education to explore geometry. The Japanese craft known as temari, or "hand-balls", combines important artistic, spiritual, and familial values, and provides one such approach to exploring geometry. Mathematically, the artwork of temari may be classified based on whether they are inspired by polyhedra and discrete patterns or by periodic functional curves. The resulting designs of these categories provide an ancient vantage for displaying spherical patterns. We illustrate a technique ...


Developing Women's Evening Fabrics Printed Designs Integrating Cubism With Artistic Dimensions., Maysa Fikry Ahmed El-Sayed, Amr Gamal El Din Hassouna, Lamia Mahmoud Mostafa 2020 Professor Emeritus of Design, Department of Textile Printing, Dyeing, and Finishing, Faculty of Applied Arts, Helwan University.

Developing Women's Evening Fabrics Printed Designs Integrating Cubism With Artistic Dimensions., Maysa Fikry Ahmed El-Sayed, Amr Gamal El Din Hassouna, Lamia Mahmoud Mostafa

International Design Journal

Art is the best way to express that a humans have reached. We have been familiar with the civilizations of the former since thousands of sixty years when studying the arts that these civilizations have left for us. A pen that knows any human activity by stability as defined by plastic arts. Man touches things His need and interests to give joy and comfort to universality in the form of forms and symbols of a universal language that has its alphabet and its own elements to communicate a meaning or message, and art in all its basic activities tries to ...


Kofifi/Covfefe: How The Costumes Of "Sophiatown" Bring 1950s South Africa To Western Massachusetts In 2020, Emma Hollows 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Kofifi/Covfefe: How The Costumes Of "Sophiatown" Bring 1950s South Africa To Western Massachusetts In 2020, Emma Hollows

Masters Theses

This thesis paper reflects upon the costume design process taken by Emma Hollows to produce a realist production of the Junction Avenue Theatre Company’s musical Sophiatown at the Augusta Savage Gallery at the University of Massachusetts in May 2020. Sophiatown follows a household forcibly removed from their homes by the Native Resettlement Act of 1954 amid apartheid in South Africa. The paper discusses her attempts as a costume designer to strike a balance between replicating history and making artistic changes for theatre, while always striving to create believable characters.


Experimental Design And Evaluation Of A Moisture Responsive Sports Bra, Adriana Gorea, Fatma Baytar, Eulanda A. Sanders 2020 University of Delaware

Experimental Design And Evaluation Of A Moisture Responsive Sports Bra, Adriana Gorea, Fatma Baytar, Eulanda A. Sanders

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Women prefer to wear a sports bra not only for exercising, but also during resting and daily activities, highlighting deficiencies in current sports bra designs. The purpose of this study was to design, develop, and evaluate a sports bra that offers responsive behavior, in terms of breast support and comfort, both during rest and running conditions. A biomimetic design framework guided the conceptual phase, and moisture responsive plant biomechanics offered a feasible functional model. Fourteen sports bras were developed and wear- tested using college athletes. The moisture responsive panels inside the bra absorbed the sweat generated during running, making the ...


Glut And Guzzle, Ashley Kay Gardner 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Glut And Guzzle, Ashley Kay Gardner

Theses and Dissertations

In Glut and Guzzle I explore my relationship with my partner, our sexualities and how to navigate these outside of the LDS faith of my childhood, and their struggles with gender, sexual expression and mental illness. This exploration landed on seductive and repulsive imagery of food and body. I use color, texture and size as a tool similar to visual tools of advertising to seduce my viewer. This is an exploration of how gender norms and the visual language of advertising that infiltrates daily lives and through media and religion can shape identity and gender roles. I utilize advanced 3D ...


The Fabric Of Gifts: Culture And Politics Of Giving And Exchange In Archaic Greece, Beate Wagner-Hasel 2020 Leibniz University of Hannover

The Fabric Of Gifts: Culture And Politics Of Giving And Exchange In Archaic Greece, Beate Wagner-Hasel

Zea E-Books

When the Greek leader Agamemnon took for himself the woman awarded to Achilles as his spoils of battle, the warrior’s resulting anger and outrage nearly cost his side the war. Beyond the woman herself was what she symbolised — a matter of esteem rather than material value. In Archaic Greece the practices of gift giving existed alongside an economy of market relations. The value of gifts and the meanings of exchange in ancient societies are fundamental to the debates of 19th-century economists, to Marcel Mauss’s famous Essai sur le don (1923-4), and to the definition of experiential value by ...


In The Garden, Clare Samani 2020 Louisiana State University

In The Garden, Clare Samani

LSU Master's Theses

My work has focused largely on identity and self-expression, primarily through clothing, pattern, and color as a symbolic content. Having heavily investigated historical costume and clothing from various periods, my attention is drawn to the highly sculptural and ornamented garments of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the rococo, and the baroque. In these colorful and puffed garments, I am attracted to the similarities that I see in nature. How we adorn ourselves mimics various flowers, plants and animals in the pursuit of desire and procreation. Focusing on fabric manipulation, printmaking and sculpture, In the Garden coalesces into ambiguous sculptures that ...


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