DOBBY AND JACQUARD DESIGN

 

"Our approach to textiles is distinct in its technical depth and artistic breadth. Students are encouraged to draw paint and work by hand, while also learning advanced computer programs and industrial techniques. This combination results in work that is structurally sophisticated yet expressively free. Above all, it’s highly personal. End use is considered throughout the creative process, often resulting in entirely new discoveries for apparel, interior and fine arts applications.”

Anais Missakian | professor + department head | RISD TEXTILES

Laura's dobby and jacquard work is a profound exploration of light and space. Using the industrial jacquard loom and its extensive potential for woven structure, Laura manipulates the yarn color and quality to recreate a deep feeling and atmosphere. Her meditation practice brings a more acute sensitivity focus and awareness to light and energy. It is this both subtle and powerful experience that inspires her to create these artworks. Though the primary purpose of these pieces is creative expression, each could be applied to interior furnishings or installed in a public space as a way to transform and bring new intensity to the surroundings. 

Laura uses the Pointcarre woven design software to design fabrics for both personal and commercial projects. 

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