The Department of Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles is pleased to welcome textile artist Dobree Adams to present a lecture November 15.  Her talk, as part of a class on History of Textiles (MAT 522) will be about her own work and its relationship to the work of others who produce fiber art.  Ms. Adams is an accomplished textile artist.  Her woven work is part of both public and private collections in Japan, England, France, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and the United States.  In Kentucky, you’ll find her work in the collections of Brown-Forman Corporation, the University of Kentucky Art Museum, and the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives.   In addition, her weavings and photographs have been exhibited extensively across the state.
Ms. Adams resides on her Kentucky River farm where she raises Lincoln Longwool sheep.  She spins and dyes the wool from her sheep, and utilizes her handspun yarns for her one-of-a-kind rugs and tapestries.  A native of Greenville, Mississippi, Ms. Adams was trained in mathematics and physics.  She left a successful career in information systems management in 1988 to work on her beloved farm, raise her sheep, and spin, dye and weave the wool that is her art.
The lecture will take place Thursday, November 15, 2007 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Conference Room B at the Fayette County Extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington, Kentucky.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  Contact Becky King in the Department of Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles at (859) 257-4917 by November 8 if you plan to attend the lecture.  Directions to the Fayette County Extension office are available online at