This is a 1-year course leading to a City & Guilds Level 2 Design & Craft qualification: 7716-L2-39 Textile Decoration.
You will study:
1.Design: -Design gives you the building blocks to be able to put ideas down and create original pieces in your craft area. It gives you a basic understanding of how to use colour, line, shape, form and texture.
a. You will cover the design elements: colour, shape, line, texture and form.
b. We will do this through studying 3 themes across the year.
i. Sunsets – Colour, shape and form
ii. The Weather – Line and drawing
iii. Nature’s Chaos – Texture
2. Textile Decoration Samples
a. You will learn a range of textile decoration techniques; traditional and contemporary including dyeing techniques such as shibori and space dyeing and printing methods such as batik, block and screen printing.
b. You will work many samples developing your skills and seeing how your design work can be interpreted in textiles.
c. There is also a formal samples folio to create of 10 half-metre lengths of decorated fabrics.
3. Making – You will learn how to follow a design brief to produce craft items. There are 2 making projects in the Foundation Course
i. A metre of decorated fabric
ii. A fashion or soft furnishing accessory such as a bag or a cushion made from your own decorated fabric
The course is designed to integrate these 3 aspects seamlessly, through three themed projects, taking a term each.