Weaving Historical Strands

Photo of a weaving loom with the text Weaving Historical Strands
  • Date: November 14, 2012
  • Time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Malpass Library, Garden Lounge

Come, see, and learn about the earliest evidence of weaving and the making of international textiles. Students from around the world will be on hand to model their traditional costumes.

Dr. Phyllis Self, Dean of Libraries; Carmen Keist, Assistant Professor, DFMH; and Patricia Anderson, Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology will discuss topics related to international textiles such as fibers and dyes, spinning/weaving/knitting tools, earliest evidence for weaving, and cross-cultural patterns regarding gender.

There will be opportunities to play with the various fibers and participate in a dyeing exercise.


This event is sponsored by the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society, University Libraries, the Department of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising and Hospitality, and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Contact Information

Please contact Dr. Phyllis C. Self, Dean of Libraries, at (309) 298-2762 or via e-mail at with any questions.