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Fiber Arts Build Lab

Fiber Arts Build Lab

The Wond’ry Fiber Arts Build Lab provides tools and materials for garment and textile fabrication and alteration.  Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff have access to sewing machines, fabric samples, sewing supplies and notions.  Resources are available for people of all skill levels!

Available Equipment

  • Sewing Machine
  • Semi-Industrial Sewing Machine
  • Serger
  • Clothes Iron & Ironing Board
  • Dress forms (male & female)
  • Needle & Thread
  • Assorted Notions (Buttons, Zippers, etc.)

 

 

 


VU Dept. of Theatre professor Alex Capps helps students create masks in the Wond’ry from raw materials to a finished product that they can wear to do their part in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.(John Russell/Vanderbilt University)

 

Classes

THTR 1001-07 (Commons Seminar) Adaptive Fashion Design & Production

This hands-on journey to design and produce adaptive fashion for a variety of people will include learning about and practicing the human centered design process, fashion drawing, hand and machine sewing, fashion draping and pattern drafting, cutting, and finishing. Adaptive fashion includes clothing and accessories that provide confidence, autonomy, and inclusivity for people who have difficulty dressing independently or sensory issues to certain textures and materials. Gaining empathy for our clients in order to define the tasks at hand will be key to our design success. When possible, we will upcycle existing pieces to serve the fashion sustainability movement.

THTR 3891 Adaptive Fashion Design & Production

This hands-on journey to design and produce adaptive fashion for a variety of people will include learning about and practicing the human centered design process, fashion drawing, hand and machine sewing, fashion draping and pattern drafting, cutting, and finishing. Adaptive fashion includes clothing and accessories that provide confidence, autonomy, and inclusivity for people who have difficulty dressing independently or sensory issues to certain textures and materials. Gaining empathy for our clients in order to define the tasks at hand will be key to our design success. When possible, we will upcycle existing pieces to serve the fashion sustainability movement.

THTR 1111-05 Sustainable Fashion Issues, Practices & Possibilities

 

 

Staff

Alexandra Sargent Capps
Assistant Professor of the Practice
Department of Theatre

 

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