Deborah First

  • B.F.A., East Carolina University
  • M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art

"The opportunity to help students develop their voice and vision."

Deborah First | Fibers professor


Textile Society of America, Surface Design Association

Previous Positions

Completed Jacquard and advanced Jacquard workshops at Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles

Publications and presentations

  • "From Upholstery to Installation: Educating Designers and Artists using an Electronic Jacquard Loom," paper in juried panel, "Computerized Jacquard Weaving: Exploring Options and Issues for Textile Artists and Designers," Textile Society of America's seventh biennial symposium
  • "High Tech Tools Meet Historic Textiles," field session, National Trust for Historic Preservation annual conference
  • Catalog essay for SCAD exhibition "Parade," Paris, France, July 2004
  • "e-textiles," Jacquard woven work included on CD-ROM produced by Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles