Tartan Weave Project

Weaving on the loom

Weaving on the loom

Innovation Grant – $2000.00 awarded to cover costs of college plaid garments project. ┬áThe purpose of the project is to involve Fashion Design and Merchandising students in the complete process from weaving the fabric, designing a garment, costing/pricing, branding, marketing and selling the product. This project will involve students from several college classes on campus.

  • Weaver – Kathy Hendershott, Warsaw, NY, commissioned to weave 15 yards of twill cotton fabric http://www.etsy.com/people/laurelhendershott
  • Remainder of supplies purchased when in New York City from the Garment District.
  • Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 – Fashion Design students will design and sew garments.
  • Spring 2017 Garments will be branded, marketed, and sold by Fashion Merchandising and Design students.
  • Student Sharon Semon (2017 graduate) of James R. Habermas, Professor of Computer Information Systems, designed a 5-page website on the GCC plaid for her final project.
  • Donna J Ehrhart, Professor of Fashion/Business, Computer Information Systems, created two sample garments from the handwoven tartan, a vest and a kilt. Both garments will serve as garment examples for students. The kilt was custom fit to Tracy Ford, Associate Professor of English, and avid wearer of kilts.
  • Stay tuned for plaid project updates!