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Ellisha Alexina
Ellisha Alexina '11

Ellisha Alexina built her fabric business around a technique she invented during her senior year at UMassD.

Internship placements

  • Boston Ballet
  • Brahmin Handbags
  • Disney
  • Ellisha Alexina
  • French Connection
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Madeline Weinrib
  • Murdoch Webbing

Career placements

  • Brewster Wallcovering
  • Bristol Looms
  • Chadwick's of Boston
  • Garnet Hill
  • Home at Ralph Lauren
  • Hot Soxx
  • J. Crew
  • J. Jill
  • Merida
  • Moontide Dyers
  • Murdoch Webbing
  • Natco Home
  • Pointcarré
  • Sferra Fine Linens
  • Sunbury Textiles
  • T.J.X. Corporation

Textiles Student Work

Caitlin Milewski - Textiles
Caitlin Milewski - Textile Design/Fiber Arts
Gabrielle McHugh - Textiles
Block print and embroidery - Textiles
Olivia Baldwin - Textiles
Darya Karenskaya - Textiles
Gabrielle McHugh - Textiles
Gabrielle McHugh - Textiles
Block print and embroidery - Textiles
Hailey Angione - Textiles
Evelyne Lourie - Textiles
Gwynneth Burns - Textiles

Textiles minor

  • Studio facilities: located at the university's Star Store campus in New Bedford, our studios feature state-of-the-art equipment and ample work areas
  • Internships: gain first-hand experience with internships in industry, textile production studios, or museum education programs
  • Annual trip to New York City design studios and museum collections.
  • Community: interact with professionals and peers by attending guest lectures, visiting industry reviewers, and participating in the Fibers Club
  • Campus Gallery: exhibit your work on campus

Earn an advanced degree

Master of Fine Arts in Artisanry: Continue your education with a master's in artisanry. You can choose to specialize in ceramics, fibers, jewelry/metals, or wood/furniture.

Master of Art Education: With an emphasis on how the arts are integrated into daily life, the MAE program leads to a single-level professional certification in Massachusetts as an art teacher in grades Pre K-8 or 5-12.

Post-Baccalaureate Artisanry Certificate: The program is designed for students interested in pursuing a post-baccalaureate "fifth year" of technical and studio-based study of textile design and fiber arts. Students build an extensive portfolio and often continue on to MFA degree programs.

Textiles Faculty


Charlotte Hamlin

Full Time Lecturer
Art & Design
Star Store, New Bedford 259