Anneli Rose Allard


BFA Alumni

Major: Textile & Fashion Design

Graduation Year: 2014


Rose Allard resides in Portland, ME where she has lived and worked since 2010, with a brief stint in Detroit. Allard arrived in Portland in the Fall of 2010 when beginning her first semester of Maine College of Art’s Undergraduate program. Focusing on sculpture and printmaking courses and working primarily in fabric it was only natural that Rose went on to major in Textile and Fashion Design. She was the first student to matriculate through and graduate from this program and spent a great deal of time helping to set up the studio and department.
Through her studies and post graduation Rose has spent her time helping to grow South Street Linen, a women’s clothing company in Portland, ME that designs and manufactures women’s linen clothing in Maine and New England. She has been with the company for 5 years and is now their Assistant Sales and Operations manager.
Rose also teaches in MECA's Continuing Studies as well as their Undergraduate program. In 2015 she developed the curriculum for Continuing Studies Pre College program’s Textile and Fashion Design major and has taught it every summer since. She has also been teaching in the Undergraduate Program, once in the Textile and Fashion Design Department and twice in Foundations, where she developed a course focusing on sustainability in textiles for first year students. This First Year Intensive course (FYIn) helps to acclimate students to college life, integrate them into the community and supports them through their first year. Rose also teaches children’s sewing and art classes at Oak Street Studios in Portland.
When not in the classroom Rose is dedicated to maintaining a studio practice. She spends her time creating clothing, both designing and sewing as well as designing fabrics and garments on her knitting machine. At this point she has made almost all her own clothing. In addition to creating her own work, Rose enjoys collaborating with friends and other makers such as Angela Adams.
Allard’s passion for textiles and teaching will be life long. She plans to always continue her education of knitting techniques and to utilize these skills to educate others and build community.

Please view my 2014 Undergraduate Senior Thesis here: