Dumaka Sun -- He has tan skin, almond-shaped brown eyes, and short nappy brown hair. His heritage includes African, American, and Asian. Dumaka lives in Omaha, Nebraska. He works at the Shrewd Dude in the Old Market district. Helpful and outgoing, he easily connects with the wide variety of men who shop there. Dumaka can't cook, though.
Qualities: Good (+2) Athletic, Good (+2) Helpful, Good (+2) Interpersonal Intelligence, Good (+2) Menswear Salesman, Good (+2) Multicultural
Poor (-2) Can't Cook
Nicole Dickerhoff -- She has tawny-fair skin, blue eyes, and shoulder-length hair streaked lighter and darker blonde. She is 45. She is the single mother of the twins Adam and Eve. They live in Omaha, Nebraska. Nicole struggles to support her family and winds up smothering her children as a result. They resent her, and everyone is miserable. Nicole is a capable secretary, though, logical and observant. She favors churchy things, but more for appearance than substance.
Qualities: Good (+) Logical-Mathematical Intelligence, Good (+2) Observant, Good (+2) Secretary, Good (+2) Women Friends
Poor (-2) Control Freak
Adam Dickerhoff -- He has tawny-fair skin, blue eyes, and short messy hair of light brown. He is 15. He is the son of Nicole and older twin brother of Eve. They live in Omaha, Nebraska. Nicole struggles to support her family and winds up smothering her children as a result. They resent her, and everyone is miserable. Adam enjoys spending time with other boys and does well at most sports. However, he can't keep up with school.
Qualities: Good (+2) Athletic, Good (+2) Boy Stuff, Good (+2) Kinesthetic Intelligence
Poor (-2) High School Student
Eve Dickerhoff -- She has tawny-fair skin, blue eyes, and long straight hair of dark brown. She is 15. She is the daughter of Nicole and younger twin sister of Adam. They live in Omaha, Nebraska. Nicole struggles to support her family and winds up smothering her children as a result. They resent her, and everyone is miserable. Eve enjoys hanging out with other girls, particularly when they do things outdoors. She performs well in school, but she's smart and assertive enough to irritate most adults.
Qualities: Good (+2) Girl Stuff, Good (+2) High School Student, Good (+2) Outdoor Activities
Poor (-2) Annoys Adults
Seelay Kramer -- She has fair skin, blue eyes, and wavy sea-green hair to her shoulders. Although heavyset, she is in good shape for her size. She is the husband of Arlen. They live in Omaha, Nebraska where they own the shop Yarn Over in the Old Market. Seelay graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a major in Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design (Merchandising) and a minor in Business. While there, she also supervised Knitting & Crochet for 4H and helped to found the Lincoln Knit and Crochet Heritage Museum. Seelay excels at creating community around crafts. She tends to zone while working on fibercrafts, and she startles badly if interrupted.
Origin: She bought a batch of beautifully dyed yarn, but working it gave her a horrible rash. The yarn and its dye were recalled, because a number of people lost fingers or even whole hands to it. She developed superpowers.
Uniform: Crafty women's clothes. Seelay almost always wears something that she made herself. She favors cool colors, particularly sea green, teal, and purple; along with soft neutrals like tan and ivory.
Qualities: Expert (+4) Concentration, Expert (+4) Fibercrafts, Good (+2) Cheerful, Good (+2) Dexterity, Good (+2) Knitting People Together, Good (+2) Shopkeeper
Poor (-2) Easily Startled
Powers: Average (0) Crayon Soup, Average (0) Fiber Control
Motivation: "I believe that the yarn we spin is capable of mending the broken warp and woof of our life!" -- Mahatma Gandhi
TMFD 206 Textiles
Credit Hours: 3
Fibers, yarns, fabric construction, and finishes as they affect use and care.
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science
Advanced Textiles 405
Crosslisted with TMFD 805
Prerequisites: TMFD 206; CHEM 105 or 109 or 113.
Recent advances in the production and performance of fibers, yarns, finishes and dyes for textile products. Lab experiences designed to familiarize the students with standards, methods and equipment for evaluating textile product performance.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: LEC
Arlen Kramer -- He has fair skin, brown eyes, and short brown hair. He is the husband of Seelay. They live in Omaha, Nebraska where they own the shop Yarn Over in the Old Market. Arlen enjoys teaching crafts, especially to boys and men. He has neither aptitude nor interest in sports, which sets him apart from many other men. He doesn't care; he is secure in his masculinity. He likes wearing pastels, including pink, to offset darker colors.
Qualities: Expert (+4) Crafty, Expert (+4) Secure in His Masculinity, Good (+2) Graceful, Good (+2) Shopkeeper, Good (+2) Teacher, Good (+2) Visual-Spatial Intelligence
Poor (-2) Sports