OSHR 1726 - Textiles: The Stories of Our Lives

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

The stories of our lives could be told through cloth: how we use it, what it means to us and to others and the significance of cloth in various cultures.

We’ll explore how textiles have helped humans survive, communicate,express beauty, etc. Cloth is part of our past and future: embedded in ourconsciousness in ways that we may not be aware. Textiles are part of the
human story - our story. Through reading and sharing stories and textiles, we’ll discover some of the hidden meanings in cloth.

Please bring a significant piece of cloth to the first class.

Readings: Gordon, Beverly, Textiles, The Whole Story, 2011, Thames and Hudson, ISBN-13: 978-0500291139 (Available in paperback from Barnes and Noble for less than $15.00)

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.