Introduction to Drawing with Stitch

When and Where

Dates
14 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019 (15 hours, 3 weeks)
Days and times
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Location
Morley College London

Cost

Full fee
£145
Concession fee
£115
Senior fee
£130

Quick Facts

Availability
This course has started but late enrolments are accepted.
Tutor
Caroline Bartlett
Course code
VTX237A

What you will learn

This introductory course in drawing with stitch starts at the beginning; from setting up your sewing machine and using it as a drawing tool, to combining stitched effects with simple applique using found and recycled fabrics. Explore and sample stitch as mark and line and use appliqué to introduce colour, shape and different fabric qualities. Develop imagery through using simple set drawing exercises and your own photographs or references. Translate these starting points onto fabric to create an individual stitched composition exploring colour, shape and line.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Use a sewing machine for machine embroidery
  • Develop imagery to translate through stitch
  • Use the sewing machine to explore different line and mark qualities
  • Use bondaweb and applique to introduce coloured shape and found/recycled fabrics
  • Create a collection of samples and a stitched composition

Class format and activities

This highly practical workshop will take you through design and machine stitch in staged activities. Guidance and practical help will be given through the various processes through demonstrations, presentations, group and individual support. Handouts will be provided to support your learning.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular and detailed feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

You will need to have the basics of using a sewing machine but no further experience is necessary as you will develop more specific machine embroidery techniques as the course progresses.

What you need to know before you enrol

The studio is on the second floor. Disabled access is via a stair lift. Please contact ALS on 0207 450 1972 or Art & Design admin before enrolling if you have any mobility support requirements.

There will be a small amount of preparation for and follow up from each session such as sourcing fabrics and machine threads of choice, images to work from.

What you will need for your class

Please bring you snippets of cloth, images to inspire.
Also a simple sewing kit with needles, sharp scissors, threads etc.

What you can do next

You may continue to learn through the broad range of classes available in the Textile section at Morley. For example; VTX194A Exploring Textiles 1: VTX194B Colour and Pattern: Exploring Textiles 2: Mixed media.