MtA unveils Visual and Material Culture Studies textiles studio  


Mount Allison University’s Visual and Material Culture Studies (VMCS) program has unveiled a new textiles studio in Hart Hall. The studio houses spinning wheels, floor and table looms, fibre tools, and a resource library. The space will provide hands-on learning experiences in spinning and weaving and offer opportunities for students to reflect on the broader social, political, economic, environmental, gendered, and racialized impacts of textile technologies. “I see it as a way to get people to consider the resources that go into textiles and fibre and the ethical choices associated with them,” said MtA VMCS Professor Dr Patricia Kelly Spurles.