January 31, 2012
Professor, students earn apparel design honors
Sherry Haar, associate professor in the department of apparel, textiles and interior design, and two students displayed their design work in the juried 2011 Exhibition of the International Textile and Apparel Association this winter in Philadelphia.
Haar showed three wearable art forms from her "From the Garden" series. She also received the Sandra Hutton Award for Achievement in Fiber Arts. Her designs are an outcome of exploration of methods to create imagery, prints and pattern on fabric with garden plants that she harvests. Garments feature bundling and hammering techniques.
Lushan "Sarina" Sun, a graduate student, had two fiber arts pieces accepted. She also won the Award for Sustainable Design from the Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business.
Also selected to exhibit was an original design – a 1950s' Berry Dress – by Margaret Campbell, a May 2011 graduate in apparel and textiles.