Thursday, December 8, 2011

It's in the Fiber

Believe it or not these are photos of students taking an exam. The objective was to identify how the fabrics were woven (identifying the weave). It looks a little silly but I'm sure it is probably really important to know these things if one were to be a designer.

The Goldstein research lab (above) is a hands-on resource for students at the U of M at the College of Design. I think it's great that these students have this resource and are able to take an exam that is so physical and tactile and way more informative that seeing these weaves in a book. The only thing is we need more giant magnifying glasses.