5. Brand New Equipment
The Stamps School recently purchased two Thread Controller 2 (TC2) digital jacquard looms, which are state of the art, computer-assisted machines used for hand weaving. According to Fiber & 2D Foundations studio coordinator Kit Parks, the looms will allow artists to manipulate each thread individually using computerized controls, leading to more detailed and realistic images.
“Because the TC2s enable the creation of highly detailed images, I expect we’ll see more pieces that highlight pictorial elements,” Parks said. “These looms also offer more efficiency than a traditional floor loom, so we may see larger works as well!”