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Exploring processes such as batik, collage, silk, paper making and printing, this course will place an emphasis on raising surfaces and 3D elements.

What will you learn on this course?

Learn to push the boundaries of textiles, paper and stitching to construct tactile mixed media surfaces. The emphasis of this course is on experimentation, offering an opportunity to experiment with a variety of materials and techniques. You will be encouraged to try different techniques to build mixed media tactile surfaces with new and recycled materials to construct new textiles with a focus on creating tactile surfaces and 3D objects.

The course may include any of the following techniques:

  • Image Transfer
  • Metals - Foiling
  • Screenprinting - dye and manutex print paste
  • Weaving - Tapestry/ Rag weaving
  • Using Bondawab to fuse and decorate surfaces
  • Silk papermaking
  • Pulp papermaking
  • Paper Lamination
  • Faux Chenille
  • Batik - wax resist
  • Feltmaking
  • Heat Fusion - using soldering and heat guns to fuse/ distort surfaces
  • Working with modern fabric such as Lutrador
  • Stitching - Hand or machine stitching and cording
  • Collage / Applique Techniques

Each term will focus on a different combination of the techniques listed above which can be used to develop functional and non-functional pieces. You will be supported to try out new ideas and develop your own individual projects.

The course is delivered through a mix of demonstrations and practical exercises. Students will be provided with handouts for each technique and will build a personal portfolio of samples to refer to for future projects.

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners and improvers. It is suitable for people who are both completely new to textiles and those who want to extend and improve their techniques and learn new approaches to design.

The course may be accessible for people with disabilities as we can provide a learning support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

This course involves working at low tables, includes long periods of standing and good dexterity is needed in your hands.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please wear old clothes and bring a waterproof apron and an A4 or larger ring bound sketchbook and/or plastic wallet to record what you learn and keep your samples in.

All other materials and equipment is provided.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need to provide the items listed above at your own expense. Ring bound scrapbook approx. £8.50. Apron approx. £5.00

Who teaches this course?

Claire Leggett

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