Seminar Collaborator Discusses New Weaving Loom

Marianne Fairbanks poses in front of a colorful wall of yarn Marianne Fairbanks is an assistant professor in the Design Studies department at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Marianne Fairbanks, textile artist and assistant professor of Design Studies, recently launched a new weaving loom in response to a previous social practice project. Her new hand-held looms work to extend access to weaving so that new ideas can be explored in relation to textiles, community, and making. Fairbanks teaches a weaving course, where students produce water clothes that are inspired by Wisconsin’s waterways and shared across the state with collaborators who help guide learning during the Wisconsin Idea Seminar.

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