Fabric Manipulation: Rhythm and Repetition

When and Where

Dates
2 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019 (20 hours, 4 weeks)
Days and times
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Location
Morley College London

Cost

Full fee
£195
Concession fee
£155
Senior fee
£175

Quick Facts

Availability
Yes
Tutor
Caroline Bartlett
Course code
VTX180A

What you will learn

Exploit the behavioural properties and qualities of various materials to be shaped in different ways and explore ideas of rhythm and repetition to create a range of samples with a variety of potential applications. Stitch, slash and layer and experiment with faux chenille. Fold, pleat and tuck to create samples of manipulated, rhythmic 3D structures and surfaces. Initial experiments will utilise paper as a means to explore form before moving into sampling different techniques in selected fabrics. You will be encouraged to collect and work from personal imagery and source material to provide a framework for the development of ideas. More experienced learners will be able to begin to adapt techniques to individual interests and personal ideas. Suitable for all levels.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Use a range of techniques for manipulating textiles into 2 and 3 dimensional surfaces and structures
  • Exploit the properties of different fabrics to behave in particular ways
  • Create a range of 2 and 3D fabric samples with an emphasis on rhythm and repetition
  • Use stitching, slashing and cutting techniques in an experimental way
  • Use a variety of folding and pleating techniques including using a pleating machine

Class format and activities

Demonstrations, group and individual support and discussion and illustration with samples will guide you through the various processes. There will also be visual presentations to introduce you to the work of various designers and makers using these techniques and you will be able to see how these techniques can be applied to the creation of textiles and to related areas; such as textile jewelry, surface design, fashion and interior items, art and installation.

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

No previous experience of fabric manipulation is necessary but you will need to have a broad and open approach to learning and design development. It would be helpful to have the basics of being able to thread and use a sewing machine

What you need to know before you enrol

The studio is on the second floor. Disabled access is via a stair lift.

What you will need for your class

Students may continue to learn through the broad range of classes available in the Textile section at Morley. The course VTX180B - FABRIC MANIPULATION: PRINT AND HEAT SETTING, is a natural complement to this course and will enable you to expand skills and personal approaches.

What you can do next

Students may continue to learn through the broad range of classes available in the Textile section at Morley. The course VTX180B - FABRIC MANIPULATION: PRINT AND HEAT SETTING, is a natural complement to this course and will enable you to expand skills and personal approaches.