Art Textiles | Adult Learning Wales
Art Textiles
Distance/On-line
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Art Textiles

Course Code: H23C0007C
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Art Textiles - Free Motion Machine Embroidery


12 weeks
09/04/2024
This course runs for 12 weeks with lessons for 2 hours a week from 10:00 to 12:00 on Tuesdays
Free (Learners living/working in Wales) / £156 (Learners from outside of Wales)
This is a tutor-led online course
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12 weeks

This course runs for 12 weeks with lessons for 2 hours a week from 10:00 to 12:00 on Tuesdays

Non-accredited

Overview

Based on the work of Welsh textile artist, Haf Weighton, this art textiles course will allow learners to develop a methodology for creating textile art based on architecture. We will cover the basics of free motion machine embroidery and use a range of additional textile techniques to transfer images before adding paint and stitch. Learners will be able to use these techniques to produce textile art based on buildings of their choosing.
1. Learners will explore how to collect primary sources of information by observational drawing and painting
2. Learners will develop practical skills in creating texture and colour on fabrics.
3. Learners will develo practical skills using a range of materials, techniques and equipment.
4. Learners will evaluate samples in order to take the learning to a final piece.

Content

The following topics will be covered in the course.

Techniques including:
• Painted bondaweb
• Using transfer paste
• Printing directly on fabric
• Monoprinting
• Free motion embroidery
• Fabric Collage
• Hand stitching and embellishment

Qualification

Completion of this course does not result in a recognised qualification.

Entry Requirements

This is an art textiles course and involves a large amount of individual choice and self-direction. Learners will decide on a create their own projects, so the course will suit learners who like to explore their own creativity with a set project to make. There are no formal entry requirements however you should be confident in using your sewing machine to produce a variety of stitches and may have some knowledge of free motion embroidery. The course will require some specialist fabric and equipment.

Career Path

This course could lead on to other courses with Adult Learning Wales in a related or different subject area.
To find out more, talk to us today – we would love to hear from you!

What Do I Need?

As this is an online course, you will need the following:

For the first session:
• Access to a laptop or computer with a camera and microphone
• Internet access including Google maps street view
• Paper and drawing/painting materials such as pencils, coloured pencils and watercolour paint
• A phone camera or camera and ability to print pictures

For subsequent sessions you will need, in addition:
• A sewing machine and standard sewing tools such as thread, scissors etc
• A range of fabrics in small quantities including calico, scrim, coloured cottons, heavy patterned upholstery fabric
• A metre of calico fabric or similar heavy fabric for background

A selection of the following (we can chat about this as you go along)
• Ink tense blocks or pencils
• Fabric crayons
• T-shirt transfer paper
• Transfer paste / Mod Podge Matt
• Acrylic paints
• Bondaweb
• Sequins, beads etc
• Embroidery thread
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