Pattern and Colour into Cloth

Ref: C3127471

Working with a variety of natural fibre dyeing methods you will produce a range of coloured and patterned cloth. You will then be guided through the process to produce your own printing block which can be used to add further pattern onto your samples. The final stage will be to add decorative stitch to further embellish your work.

Course aim

This course will give you the opportunity to develop foundations skills to dye natural cloth and produce a decorative print pattern to work into with stitch.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Create a minimum of 2 coloured fabric samples with Chemical Procion dyes.
  • Manipulate cloth with shibori techniques and dye to produce a minimum of 2 patterned fabric samples.
  • Design and make your own printing block.
  • Print your own block onto your colour and pattern fabric samples.
  • Add further embellishment with hand embroidery.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

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
  • Please bring an apron and good quality re-usable marigold gloves or similar. You will also need a sketchbook and pencil to make notes as we go along and a range of cotton fabric to dye (pre-loved cloth-table linen, lace and old clothing is great for this) A basic sewing kit is also needed.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Pattern and Colour into Cloth

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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