Textiles: drawing with stitch
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in using stitch in an artistic and creative way.
You will be exploring a variety of tasks and techniques including drawing and painting, embroidery and experimental stitch work. You will be able to use these techniques in your own project or to produce creative textile samples.
You will also learn about different ways that stitch has been and is used in varied situations and places, looking at examples of different work from a variety of sources.
There will be the opportunity to explore your own ideas and follow set practical tasks.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course via the online sessions. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course. You will receive feedback on your progress and suggestions as to how to improve.
Additional costs and requirements
Some experience of using a needle and thread and fabrics would be useful but is not essential. This course is for all abilities.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.
You will need to provide your own materials and equipment – see list below.
Additional information and resources
“How will I learn?
You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment using an online video platform called Zoom. You will be in your virtual class with other learners. Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course.
Your tutor will suggest ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.
Resources and additional information
Materials and equipment list:
– A variety of needles and threads, possibly including embroidery threads and wools.
– A range of fabrics/fabric scraps (something stable like a medium weight cotton/polycotton woven cloth like 1 metre of plain cotton calico – or something recycled like an old sheet, pillowcase or duvet cover, a great way to re-use fabrics and save money and resources) including coloured/patterned fabrics.
– (optional) Bondaweb (or similar iron on fabric glue sheet) – a small piece say 15cmx15cm minimum.
– Iron and Ironing board.
– Old teatowel.
– A sheet of baking paper.
– Newspaper or thin card for making templates.
– Notepad/paper and pen/pencil.
What can I do next?
You may like to enrol on another art or craft course with Learn Devon.
You may like to join an online art group or one that meets locally to you.
Your tutor will suggest ideas on what you can practice and how to build on what you have learnt. They will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning. ”