Robert Wiesner

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Tel.: +43-(0)1-71133-4852
Email robert.wiesner@uni-ak.ac.at

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Education

Federal Higher Technical Institute for Education and Experimentation (HBLVA) for Textile Industry
1050 Vienna, Spengergasse
Discipline: Textile Chemistry

1979 – 1986 studies of human biology
1983 – 1993 established a textile-technological laboratory with integrated experimental and artistic dyeworks as a textile technician at Herbert Rieger, 1010 Vienna
1990 – 1993 traineeship at Holm-Löscher dyeworks in order to obtain professional qualification for the dyeing trade
1993 – 2005 took over the dyeworks in the 7th district of Vienna; head of the industrial dyeworks "Ing. Wiesner" with focus areas in theatre and film set design, modistes and hatters, producers of advertising material, and interior designers. The items produced and materials used ranged from specially dyed straw plaits to felt and synthetics.
since 1998 Lecturer for dyeing techniques at the University of Applied Arts Vienna

"At our department, it is possible to apply a range of dyeing techniques under professional guidance.
In a collegial individual trainings, students can implement their coloristic ideas with professional help. In ongoing conversations, we explain the individual steps and provide insights into textile dyeing.
Knowledge of textile-technological processes and their practical applications can also be used in order to achieve certain effects. The techniques range from reserve techniques, (tie-dye and similar), gradient dyeing, multicolour effects, and partial staining to textile painting. In the proces, printing and dyeing techniques are occasionally merged.
Those with a special interest in this field can pick up basic skills and make their own experiences with them. Those who are less technically experienced will gain a valuable basic understanding of the techniques during the manufacturing process and will thus be familiar with the material when they are guided through the process of dyeing assignments."