N-Wing of the Visual Arts Building houses a weaving studio, fabric-printing area, and dye room that together occupy 3,400 square feet. Situated next to the printing area, the well-ventilated dye room is
equipped with burners, six industrial sinks, a stacked washer-dryer, a bullet steamer, and a refrigerator to store dyes solutions. This room can function as a darkroom and houses light-table units to expose photo-emulsion screens. An interior courtyard provides ventilation for work with hot-wax methods and permits outdoor fabric dyeing and drying.
Our forty-four floor looms include various four-to-sixteen-shaft looms and an upright tapestry loom. The weaving studio has an area for sewing and cutting fabric. A nearby conference room contains the fibers-studio library.
In nearby M-Wing, graduate students share a semiprivate studio space that can accommodate up to four artists. This studio has a sink, small print table, and several looms. Both undergraduate and graduate studios are near the department’s woodshop, digital-fabrication studio, and computer lab.
CSU Library Resources
In 2014, editorial archives of Fiberarts—the world’s leading textile-art magazine for more than thirty years—were donated to Colorado State University’s Morgan Library Archives and Special Collections by Thrums LLC, formerly Interweave Press LLC. The gift includes correspondence between artists and the editors of Fiberarts from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s. The archives include images and other materials contributed to Fiberarts, which was in publication from 1975 to 2006. Read more about this donation here. The Morgan Library also contains a wide variety of books and journals on textiles, art, fashion, and design.