Textile Crafts

Ref: C3679842

Discuss and explore a range of textile crafts in this friendly course. We will work practically and experimentally with processes, materials and techniques and explore the links between textiles and art. You will have the opportunity to suggest and select practical projects collaboratively with your group - these may include fabric printing, fabric surface manipulation, layering, weaving, dyeing, silk painting, rag rugging, felting, crochet or embroidery. We will discuss selected creative practitioners who use and adapt these techniques for inspiration. There will also be a chance to combine techniques and work on an independent, textile project.

Course aim

To provide a practical introduction to a range of textile craft processes and techniques, with an opportunity to learn new skills and produce experimental pieces, which will inform the creation of a personal project.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify and demonstrate the safe and creative use of at least 2 different forms of stitch
  • Complete at least two samples which explore fabric manipulation, construction or embellishment
  • Identify and select appropriate tools and materials for an independent textile project, including sewing kit items whilst considering fabric and thread types
  • Plan and explain design choices in your own and others' work, considering subject matter, texture, motif, colour, scale, pattern, line & embellishment
  • Work as a group and individually to identify, select, develop, realise and reflect on projects of interest

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you - You may also wish to bring a box or folder to keep your work & transport it to and from the centre - It would be helpful if you had access to the internet for research

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Textile Crafts

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This course is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and only applicable postcode areas are permitted to enrol.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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