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Eulanda Sanders


Title: Professor and Chair / Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing
Department: Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management

Office: 31 Mackay $ 2302 Osborn Dr, Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 7474
Email: sanderse@iastate.edu

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Research interests

  • Theoretical Design Solutions for Apparel Design and Wearable Art
  • Social Psychological Aspects of African American Appearance
  • Integration of Solar Technologies into Apparel and Soft Goods
  • Knit Wear Design & Production
  • Computer Aided Design & Pattern Making
  • Pattern Making – Flat Pattern & Draping
  • Wearable Art
  • Historic Reproductions

Published works

Teaching

  • Apparel Design/Creative Design/Product Development
  • Design Processes
  • 57 students designs accepted to juried exhibitions/competition
  • 51 awards received by students for research and creative scholarship

Awards and honors

  • 2016 - ATEX Award for Innovation in Textile Instruction at the International Textile and Apparel Association Meeting for the work entitled, "Practical Application of Half-Scale Patterning for Online Digital Textile Design Procedures" (co-authored with Brianna Plummer)
  • 2016 - Marvin A. Pomerantz Award to recognize a faculty member deemed outstanding in teaching, research, and/or outreach., Iowa State University
  • 2016 - 1 of 5 Nominated for the Textile Society of America (TSA) Founding Presidents Award work entitled, Sumptuary Synergy: British Imperialism through the Tartan and Slave trades, for the 2016 Textile Society of America 15th Biennial Symposium, October 19-23, 2016,Savannah, GA. (co-authored with David Loranger)
  • 2016 - Legacies Honoree, College of Health and Human Sciences, Colorado State University, 1st former faculty member honored
  • 2012-present - Donna R. Danielson Endowed Professor in Textiles and Clothing; Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Iowa State University
  • 2012 - 1 of 5 Nominated for the Textile Society of America (TSA) Founding Presidents Award out of 300 papers submitted for work entitled, The Politics of Textiles Used in African American Slave Clothing, for the 2012 Textile Society of America 13th Biennial Symposium, September 19-22, 2012, Washington, D.C.
  • 2011 - Nominated Paper of Distinction International Textile & Apparel Association for work entitled, “Insight about Slave Appearance in Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” – held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2011 - Nominated Paper of Distinction International Textile & Apparel Association for work entitled, “Developing Chicana/o and Latina/o Ethnic Identities through Mexican and Indigenous Symbolic Textile Imagery: A Service Learning Project” – full paper not submitted.    
  • 2010 - Best Fiber Art Award at the International Textile & Apparel Association Design Competition for Fractal Bride, Montreal, Canada
  • 2009 - Denver Region Rising Star Award Winner of the Accessories Category Fashion Group International, Denver, Colorado
  • 2009 - Masters Week 2009 Alumna, College of Education and Human Sciences and Department of Textiles, Clothing, and Design, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2009 - Second Place in the Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture Peacock Standard of Thai Silk Design Competition in Bangkok, Thailand for Square Root
  • 2009 - Third Place in Fashion Show for the Surface Design Association Off the Grid Conference for Metalling with Fibers XXXII: Desert Sunset and Metalling with Fibers XXXIII, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2008 - ATEXINC Award for Excellence in Marketable Textile Design at the 2008 (ITAA) Design Exhibition for Metalling with Fibers XXX: A Study in Geometry, Schaumburg, Illinois
  • 2007 - Best Paper in the Historic Track for the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference (advisor) -Documenting the Indigenous Knowledge of Lace-Making on the Island of Pag, Croatia
  • 2006 - Third Place in Visual Arts 3-D category at the Design Educator's National Exhibition for Yellow Aofifoi (Yellow Flower), Oklahoma State University
  • 2002, '04, '06, '11 - Nominated for Best Teacher Award – Colorado State University Alumni Association
  • 2001 - Colorado State University Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate of the Last Decade (Gold Award), Colorado State University   
  • 1999 - Second Place in Visual Arts 3-D category for Fuzzle’s Fob at the Design Educator's National Exhibition, Oklahoma State University      
  • 1998 - Alumni of the Year for Lamar Community College, Lamar Community College
  • 1998 - International Textile & Apparel Association Best Graduate Student Dissertation Paper – Dissertation Title - African American Appearance: Cultural Analysis of Slave Women’s Narratives, Dallas, Texas

Sample of Juried Exhibitions (68 pieces accepted to juried exhibitions during career)

  • Sanders, E. (November 15, 2014). Metallicis Bride. Private Collection. Manual machine knitted halter gown with 526 tack button backs inserted into the skirt of the dress and an additional 220 hand crocheted with a single crocheted into the looped fringe collar. Design Exhibition, International Textile and Apparel Association. Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Sanders, E. (October 17, 2013). Byzantine Muse.  Private Collection.  Strapless and bustled evening gown draped from a single piece of silk shantung embellished with recycled metal buckles, glass beads and fabric paint..  Design Exhibition, International Textile and Apparel Association.  New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Sanders, E. & Skycraft, P. (June 8, 2013). Prime Peacock.  Private Collection.  Emerald green silk shantung strapless dress with trumpet skirt embellished with 71 – 5” x 5” bias cut squares and recycled metal backs of decorative studs and glass beads. Fabricate, Fashion Show, Surface Design Association.  San Antonio, Texas.
  • Sanders, E. (November 2012).  Organized Chaos.  Private Collection.  Machine knitted coat and dress with Shibori felted and hand beaded collar and cuffs. Design Exhibition, International Textile and Apparel Association.  Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Sanders, E. (July 18, 2012).  Metalling with Fibers: Going Goth.  Private Collection.  Hand-painted black velvet strapless gown, with ruff made from net, hand knitted fabric, and crocheted fringe with recycled metal.  Pacific Currents: Wearable Art Fashion Show and Exhibit, Handweaver’s Guild of America, Long Beach, CA.
  • Sanders, E. (March 27, 2012).  Prime Princess.  Private Collection.  Strapless trumpet skirt gown with dolman sleeve over-bodice created from Peggy Skycraft’s marbled polyester chiffon with an oversized asymmetrical belt with hand-made tassels from recycled metal and beads.  The 2012 BIFT (Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology)- ITAA (International Textile and Apparel Association) Joint Symposium in China, March 25-30, 2012.
  • Sanders, E. (June 11, 2011). Metalling with Fibers: Draping versus Structure I. Private Collection. One-shoulder hand-dyed silk shantung dress with ruffle created from nylon netting and metal rivets. Body of Waters: Runway Fashion Show, Surface Design Association.  Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sample conference proceedings

  • Jablon, S. & Sanders, E. (accepted). “Just make the dress more flattering”: How costume designers navigate the 1920s. Popular Culture Association. San Diego, California.
  • Benson, S. & Sanders, E. (November 11, 2016). From enslavement to entrepreneurship: Elizabeth Keckley designer and dressmaker. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.

  • Plummer, B. & Sanders, E. (November 11, 2016). Practical application of half-scale patterning for online digital textile design procedures. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.

  • Jablon, S. & Sanders, E. (November 10, 2016). Benefits for both: Connecting textile and clothing collections with theater and costume makers. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.

  • Hwang, C.; Rorah, W.; Thompson, K.; Zhang, L.; & Sanders, E. (November 9, 2016). Examining the value of three critique methods in an introductory apparel design studio. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.

  • Loranger, D. & Sanders, E. (November 9, 2016). Scottish kiltmaking: Knowledge and practice pilot study. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.
  • Rorah, W. & Sanders, E. (November 9, 2016). Cutting and etching our way into the future: Implementing laser cutting into an apparel design curriculum. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.
  • Rorah, W.; *Thompson, K.;  & Sanders, E. (November 9, 2016). Regional fashion weeks: Runway showcases for student entrepreneurs. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.
  • Gordon, J.F. & Sanders, E. (November 13, 2015). Will the Real Mariah Watkins Please Stand Up?: A Case of Inaccuracy and Marginalization of African American History and Appearance. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Hwang, C.; Chung, T.; & Sanders, E. (November 13, 2015). Consumers' Acceptance of Wearable Technology: Antecedents in a Technology Acceptance Model. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Lee K. & and Sanders, E. (November 11, 2015). PLM Systems for the Apparel Industry: Current Status According to the Literature. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Zhang L. & Sanders, E. (November 11, 2015). Pilot Study of Examining the Effectiveness of Cooperative Learning (CL) vs. Individualistic Learning (IL) in Fashion Illustration Class. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Zhang L., Xiang, C. & Sanders, E. (November 11, 2015). Testing Chinese Ink as a Natural Dyestuff on Silk and Cotton Fabrics: The Foundation for a Collection of Wearable Art. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Loranger, D. & Sanders, E. (April 3, 2015). Scottish Kilt Making: Knowledge and Practice. Popular Culture Association. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Loranger, D. & Sanders, E. (April 3, 2015). Scottish kilt making: Knowledge and Practice. Popular Culture Association. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Sanders, E. & Thompson, K. (January 30, 2015). A Corny Idea: Use of Corn Production as Inspiration for a Collaborative Technology Based Mini Apparel Fashion Line. TechStyleLAB Symposium, Kent State University. Kent, Ohio. Full paper will be published.
  • Davis, L. & Sanders, E. (November 14, 2014). Clutch It: An Example of an Apparel Product Development Model Used for Hard-Line Accessories. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Denekas, T. & Sanders, E. (November 13, 2014). What’s Up with DATS?: The Redesign of a Digital Textile Printing Course. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Sanders, E. & Fels, B. (Accepted for April 2014).  The Story of Minnie Rucker: An African American Domestic Servant as Told through Her Dress and Appearance. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Perry, A.L. & Sanders, E. (November 13, 2014). Collaborations and Opportunities: Content Analysis of Chinese Apparel Design Competitions. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Sanders, E.; Zhang, P.; McKinney, E.; Lee, Y.A.; & Bennett, S. (November 15, 2014). Insights from an Industry Advisory Board about Online Education for Practitioners. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Zhang, L. & Sanders, E. (November 15, 2014). New Technology Brings Innovation into the Fashion Illustration Classroom: Use of the iPad as a Tool for In-class and Virtual Demonstrations. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Sanders, E. & Fels, B. (April 17, 2014). The Story of Minnie Rucker: An African American Domestic Servant as Told through Her Dress and Appearance. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Sanders, E. ; Ellington, T.; Muhammad, A.; & Trawick, C. (October 16, 2013). The Under-Researched and Under-Represented: Exploring African Americans in the Apparel and Textile Industry. Special Topic Session. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana. Abstract will be published on www.itaaonline.org.
  • Sanders, E. (October 18, 2013). Film, Fashion and Form: A Combined Means to Teach Costume History and Fashion Illustration. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana. Abstract will be published on www.itaaonline.org.
  • Sanders, E. (September, 2012). The Politics of Textiles Used in African American Slave Clothing. Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings, Washington, D.C. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/tsaconf/740/. 7 full-text download since posting date of December, 2013.
  • Emerich, P., & Sanders, E. (November, 2012). Designing women’s snowboarding clothing: Application and extension of the FEA Consumer Needs Model. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Sanders, E. (November, 2012). Fractal Analysis: Use of Chaos Theory as a Design Model for Felting Processes. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Sanders, E.; Sarkar, A.; Garey, L.; Rieder, A.; Blumentritt, J.; & Gauck, E. (November, 2012). A Sustainable Design Paradigm for Smart Performance Textiles and Apparel. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Stannard, C. & Sanders, E. (November, 2012). Motivations for Participation in Knitting among Young Women. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Sanders, E. (March 27, 2012). Mary Seacole: An Example of Appearance Management by a Black Woman in the 1800s. The 2012 BIFT (Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology)- ITAA (International Textile and Apparel Association Joint Symposium in China, March. Full paper will be published in an edited book.

Current research projects

Currently, my scholarship program is focused on 4 areas:

                    1)  the reuse of metal garment findings (i.e. zipper pulls, buttons, and buckles) in textiles and garments to explore paradigms in social responsibility,

                    2)  the creation of machine and hand felted textiles inspired by fractal chaos from chaos theory,

                    3)  use of Ghanaian textiles for evening wear creation within the realm of afrocentricity and black consumerism; and

                    4)  development of "smart textiles & apparel" by integrating solar harnessing devices and conductive fibers/textiles in clothing.

 

  • Understanding the Symbolic Meanings of Black Appearance by studyng African American slave narratives, narrative in the African Diaspora, garment reconstruction, historic imagery/symbolisim
  • Sharing the stories of Blacks by studying the Material Culture Products of Blacks such as: the work of George Washington Carver's textile art and science, black fashion designers and consumers, and the relationship of slave clothing to textile production in the United States.