Katherine Diuguid's CV:

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Master of Art and Design concentrating in Fibers and Surface Design, North Carolina State University, 2011

AAS Fashion Design, Parsons the New School of Design, 2006

Bachelor of Industrial Design, NC State University, 2005, Magna cum Laude


Specialty Courses

Certificate of Technical Hand Embroidery, Royal School of Needlework, UK, completed August 2016, with distinction

City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Design and Stitched Textiles, StitchBusiness, Durham, UK, started Fall 2016

Advisor Development Institute Certificate, NC State University, December 2016

"The Impressionists: Painting Modern Life", Oxford University Department of Continuing Education, June 2016

Certificate of Reflective Teaching, NC State University, May 2015

Goldwork Embroidery:  Couture Embellishment class with Hand & Lock through Mastered.com, Fall 2014

Advanced Silk and Gold Embroidery, Royal School of Needlework, Williamsburg, May 2014

Certificate in Couture Tailoring, Central St. Martin’s, London, UK, August 2012

Experimental Goldwork Course, Tracy A. Franklin Studios, Durham, UK, Summer 2011

Certificate of Achievement in Teaching Program, NC State University, May 2011

Intermediate and Advanced Goldwork Courses, Royal School of Needlework, UK, June 2010

Alabama Chanin Studio Weekend Stitching Workshop, received scholarship to attend, Florence, Alabama, May 2010

City and Guild’s Certificate in Goldwork Embroidery, Embroiderer’s Guild at Hampton Court Palace, UK, June 2009


Selected Exhibitions and Residencies

“Ties That Bind”, Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir, NC, October 4-26, 2019

“Burgo de Osma Ecclesiastical Sampler”, special project for the Textile Department of the Art Institute of Chicago, April 2019

Winter Artist Residency, Penland School of Crafts, January 5-11, 2019

“St. Cuthbert Cope”, embroidery specialist working on team for newly designed cope for the Open Treasures permanent

        exhibition at Durham Cathedral in Durham, UK, piece completed January 2019

“(We)eds”: Diuguid, Duggan, Lovell, Smith, Van Gorder, ArtSpace Gallery, Richmond, VA, July 27- August 19, 2018

Winter Artist Residency, Penland School of Crafts, January 21- February 4, 2018

Designer in Residence for Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair at the North Carolina Museum of Art,

       Raleigh, North Carolina, October 28, 2017- January 21, 2018

“Lily of the Valley” contemporary canvaswork, Small Works: SDA at 40 Exhibition, Surface Design Association, DPP

       Gallery at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, August 1-15, 2017

“Lighthouse Landscapes”, SEFEA: New Conversations Group Exhibition at Wyche Gallery at Southeastern Community

        College in Whiteville, NC from January 17- February 17, 2017

“Reliquary of Hypocrisy: It Was Never About the Bathrooms”, on display at FUHB2 exhibition at the Pink Building Gallery

        in Raleigh, NC, May 2016

“You Are Radiant” and “You Are Incandescent” pieces were part of a display of Betsy Greer’s social craftivism project

        You Are So Very Beautiful on display at Fuller Craft Museum, April 2016


Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of the Practice, NC State University, College of Design, August 2018- December 2018

Assistant Professor of Art+Design, NC State University, College of Design, August 2012- December 2017    

Workshop Instructor at the following venues:

         • Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina, August 2016 and August 2019

         • Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, July 2017

         • Winterthur Museum, October 2018

         • National Academy of Needlearts, Detroit, MI, March 2019

         • Embroiderers' Guild of America's New England "Shell We Stitch" Regional Seminar, Ogunquit, Maine, April 2017

• Embroiderers' Guild of America National Seminars: 2016 in Alexandria, Virginia; 2017 in Asheville, NC; 2018 in Louisville, KY; 2019 in St. Louis, MO

• Smocking Arts Guild of America National Convention: 2016 in Hampton, Virginia; 2018 in Winston-Salem, NC

• Embroiderers' Association of Canada, Inspiring Threads National Seminar 2016, Toronto, Canada, May 2016

• Embroiderers' Guild of America Sun Region, Red Sails in the Sunset Seminar 2016, St. Petersburg, Florida, April 2016

         • Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, December 2018

• Contemporary Arts Museum in Raleigh, NC, Spring 2012

Adjunct Professor of Art+Design, NC State University, College of Design, January-May 2012         

Teaching Assistant for ADN470 Fibers Studio, NC State University, College of Design, Spring 2011

Volunteer Workshop Leader, NC State University, College of Design, Spring 2010


Design Industry Experience

Katherine Diuguid- private clients, 2006- present

Associate Technical Designer, Hanes Brands Inc., Winston-Salem, NC, April 2007- August 2008

Assistant Technical Designer- Legwear, Kayser-Roth Corporation, Greensboro, NC, July 2006- April 2007

Footwear Design Intern, Michael Kors, Inc., New York, NY, Sept. 2005- May 2006

Design Intern and Freelance Designer, Michael Toschi International, San Carlos, CA, Summer 2003- 2007                


Volunteer Experience

Volunteer Art Teacher, Arts For Life- Wake Forest Baptist Medical Hospital, Winston- Salem, NC, April 2007- March 2008


Research Focus

Color Theory: comparing the color theory of the Impressionists and Post Impressionists painters with the color use of embroiderers throughout history

Stitch as Structure:  hand-dressmaking and couture construction

Stitch as Decoration: hand embroidery, machine embroidery and embellishment

History and Development of Haute Couture, Embroidery in the British Isles, and the Development of Goldwork Embroidery.

Special Collections Visited Include:  Clothworkers’ Centre at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, Burrell Collection in Glasgow, Gregg Museum, Constance Howard Textile Collection at Goldsmiths University in London, Royal School of Needlework Collection, St. Paul’s Cathedral London, Westminster Abbey, York Minster, Durham Cathedral, St. George’s Chapel at Windsor, Liverpool Cathedral, Benton & Johnson, and Hand & Lock.


Featured Publications:

“Hope” crewelwork, “Lily of the Valley” goldwork and “Green Canvas Stitches Sampler” pieces selected by Quarto Publishing in London for publication in new revised edition of The Encyclopedia of Embroidery, published November 2016

Reliquary of Hypocrisy” featured in the Stichgasm feature article on www.MrXStitch.com, October 2016

Featured on Needle-n-Thread blog, Fall 2014

Guest blogger for Mastered.com, Spring 2014

The Student Publication, Spring 2013

NeedleArts magazine, December 2012

Embroidery magazine, May/June 2012


Awards and Grants      

NC State University College of Design Faculty Research and Professional Development Grant Recipient, “Exploring Color Interactions Illuminated in Goldwork Embroidery”, $7999 awarded, June 2015

Legacy Scholarship Recipient, Embroidery Guild of America, March 2015

“Establishing a Relationship to Explore the Technique, Culture, and Social Importance of Stitching with the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace in the United Kingdom”, NC State University Internationalization Seed Grant Recipient, $5,000 awarded, February 2015

“Cotton Initiative + Art2Wear 2015”, grant awarded through Cotton University from Cotton Incorporated, head PI, $52,245 awarded, January 2015

“Cotton Initiative + Art2Wear 2013”, grant awarded through Cotton University from Cotton Incorporated, head PI, $38,940 awarded, January 2013

Graduate Award of Excellence in Art and Design, North Carolina State University, College of Design, May 2011

Legacy Scholarship Recipient, Embroidery Guild of America, March 2011

UK:  Stitching a Cultural Identity

Katherine received an Internationalization Seed Grant from the NC State University Office of International Affairs to develop a study abroad opportunity with the Royal School of Needlework based at Hampton Court Palace in the UK.  This program launched in Summer 2016 when she took her first group of students to the UK for a 5 week summer abroad program.  Embroidery classes at the Royal School of Needlework were complemented with visits to over 20 special collections, museums, fashion studios and exhibitions coordinated by Katherine.

Check out more here:  UK: Stitching a Cultural Identity

NC State Art2Wear

Katherine served as Faculty Director for the student organization, Art2Wear, at NC State's College of Design from 2012-2015.  Under her direction, Art2Wear became an integral part of the fibers curriculum in the Art+Design department, created a successful series of lectures and workshops and established a greater presence for the student exhibition portion showcasing a larger variety of student work.  She maintained the funding viability of the organization and secured scholarship opportunities to help student's secure the materials and supplies needed to see their dreams to fruition. 

A2W 2014 Booklet

A2W 2015 Booklet

Common Thread Symposium

Katherine secured funding and organized the Common Thread Symposium, a 2-day event of lectures and workshops addressing fibers in contemporary art. 

Check out more here:  Common Thread Symposium