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Sumi Lee: 2016-17 Faculty Development Grant Report


Excerpt:

In Fall 2016, I received a Faculty Development Grant to fund a textile art workshop titled "Places, Spaces and Traces" in Les Carroz, France.

This workshop focused on creating artistic textile surfaces, while experimenting with found materials, different media, novel techniques, mark-making (i.e., use of stitch as a "line"), and paint methods on fabric (e.g., sun prints with silk dyes). These different approaches to creating textiles are often described as “painting with cloth.”

This workshop was instructed by a renowned textile artist from the U.K., Cas Holmes, author of several books and articles including "The Found Object in Textile Art" and "Stitch Stories". She utilizes a unique "hands-on" approach that showcases her experimental use of found materials and inventive application of textile and mixed media procedures.

--Sumi Lee
Professor, Fashion Design and Model Drawing

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 Sumi Lee in the workshop

Sumi Lee at work

Sumi Lee textile

Completed textile