This course is overflowing with textile processes for you to learn and put to use. Dye with ice cubes, marble fabric with seaweed gel, batik with flour, mono-print using a gelatin plate, learn to stitch in relief or stump work your sewing, mix it all together and create your own bespoke textile – there is much to experience.
What will you learn on this course?
You will be introduced to a wide variety of textile processes within the areas of print, dye, constructed textiles, hot textiles and embroidery; learning interesting ways to dye fabric, manipulating fabric with heat and stitch, modern hand and machine embroidery techniques, use of the heat press to print and foil fabrics and 101 other ways to hand-print on fabric using screens, stencils and found items. You will be encouraged to try different techniques out and use those fabrics layered, appliqued, over printed and stitched to build mixed-media fabrics.
Experienced students can develop any strand of textile application that they feel a connection to and follow their own project route whilst re-discovering textile applications.
Examples of the tutors and other students finished work will provide stimulus and guides for how to use your textiles to create a project of your choosing from a picture to frame to a bespoke lampshade cover – the choice will be yours. Or simply enjoy the processes and have fun.
Who is this course for?
This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to all levels, including beginner, improver and experienced students. 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.
Do you need to bring anything?
Begin collecting patterns on paper or fabric for reference use and imagery which inspires and interest you. You should wear old clothes and bring an apron to work in.
MAC can provide basic materials and equipment to participants attending this course if needed, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs for this course.
Who teaches this course?
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