Colors and Textures Shine at Textile Design Graduate Exhibit

Bursts of colors, intricate laser-cut designs, one-of-a-kind lamp shades and delicately patterned origami cranes are on display at the spectacular graduate textile design exhibit in the Paley Design Center through May 11.

Graduate students Gwen Marks, Kimberly Williams, Tina Hutyra, Ingrid Johnson, Grace Mallon, Leslie Song and Jen Gin showcased the best of their designs in jacquards, wovens and prints, which were displayed on long hanging pieces of material, as well as clothing, lamp shades, notebooks and picture frames throughout The Design Center.

Ingrid Johnson  used a laser to cut wool felt into a vibrant hanging, and incorporated grave rubbings  from Laurel Hill Cemetary into her designs.

Each of the students designed some of the flock of origami cranes and pinwheels , which added a festive and ethereal note to The Design Center’s back lawn, along with delicately designed paper chains hung between tree branches.

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