Katherine Diuguid is an Assistant Professor of Art & Design at NC State University. Her research focuses on stitch. Stitch as decoration as seen in embroidery, architectural stitching as seen in dressmaking and tailoring, the history and development of stitch in the US, UK, and France. Her most current research addresses color theory within goldwork embroidery and how the metallic affects the color relationships of colored threads mixed with the metals.

Katherine graduated with Master of Art & Design with a concentration in Fibers and Textiles from NC State University in 2011. She has earned degrees in Industrial Design and Fashion Design, worked in the fashion industry in footwear design and active-wear technical design. She has completed certificate programs from the Embroiderers' Guild in the UK, the Royal School of Needlework focusing on hand embroidery and Central Saint Martins in London focusing on couture tailoring. She complements her practical work in hand stitching with visits to numerous private collections in the US and UK to view historic embroidery and fashion collections.

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