Holly Brackmann is Professor Emerita of Textiles and Art History at Mendocino College, Ukiah CA. She wrote a definitive book, The Surface Designer’s Handbook: Dyeing, Printing, Painting, and Creating Resists on Fabric, awarded the best how-to textile book in 2006. She has created architectural scale wall hangings, as well as miniature textiles. Because of her understanding of dyeing techniques, she combines a variety of dyes, and digital imagery to create multi-media pieces.
Holly has had a long interest in art history (M.A. UCLA), weaving, and mixed media fibers, often recording travel imagery. She has studied textile techniques in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Central, and South America, and has lead study tours worldwide. Her knowledge has been shared in many magazine articles, curating textile and craft exhibitions, teaching, and exhibiting internationally. Currently, she serves on the Grace Hudson Museum and Studio Art Quilt Associates Boards.