Mitsuko Tarui


This series of garments is my conception of art and fashion. By using different approaches to fiber, I wanted to make each garment unique; giving it its own life and character. By continuously challenging art and fashion, I hope to establish a new category for functional fiber pieces in art. In order to accomplish this goal, "felt" was selected as my main medium. Felt is a unwoven fabric made from wool. It can be shaped into any form, and mixed with different materials. Out of this flexible medium, I wanted to make garments which were like three-dimensional fiber forms rather than wearable clothing.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Costume design--Technique; Felt work--Technique

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School for American Crafts (CIAS)


Bujnowski, Donald

Advisor/Committee Member

Lenderman, Max

Advisor/Committee Member

Williams, Lawrence


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: TT507 .T278 1990


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