University of Wisconsin–Madison

Seminar Collaborator Discusses New Weaving Loom

Marianne Fairbanks poses in front of a colorful wall of yarn

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.

Read the full article: https://sohe.wisc.edu/qa-with-hello-loom-creator-and-design-studies-professor-marianne-fairbanks/