Within the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Fiber and Material Studies department, equipment and facilities include:
- Mixed-media studio space
- Industrial and portable sewing machines
- Computerized embroidery machine
- Knitting machines
- Floor looms [4 to 16 harness]
- TC-1 and TC-2 Digital Jacquard Looms
- Fully equipped dye and printing facility
- Heat transfer press
- Printing tables
- Computer lab
- Feltmaking equipment
- Smart lecture/critique space
- Individual graduate studios
- Table looms
- Screen printing
- Research Library, including journal collections in the Sharp Building, room 901
- Artifacts in the Sharp Building, suite 908
- Subject Librarian at the Flaxman Library
- MDID—Fiber Collection
- Advanced Undergraduate Studio Spaces
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