This is a highly practical course which focuses on design and self-expression through the medium of textiles and gives an initial introduction to textile techniques. You will learn how to translate drawings into stitching, practice basic design skills, paint and print on fabric, and create two- and three-dimensional shapes and forms. You will work on a design project and translate your ideas into a finished piece. You do not need any technical equipment to do the course and you will be given advice on how to get hold of basic materials. The course is for people who already have expertise in a craft technique such as sewing, embroidery and knitting but lack the skills and knowledge to create their own designs.
- Building a visual vocabulary
- Developing design ideas
- Colour and design
- Three-dimensional forms in fabric
- Fabric construction
- Woven structures
- Your own design, from sketch to finished piece.
You are allocated a tutor and receive their details in your course pack. You work from the course materials and send regular assignments to your tutor. These are returned to you with comment and advice. The course fee includes tutor feedback on your set assignments, but you can purchase feedback and comment on additional pieces of work if you wish.