Advanced Stitched Textiles by distance learning

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This is a follow-on course for students who have completed a Creative Patchwork and Quilting or Creative Stitched Textiles Course or the City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Machine Embroidery or Patchwork and Quilting.

  • Duration: This is a two year course of three terms per year
  • Fees: £225 per term for WI members, £245 per term for non members There is an additional one off Creative Stitch registration fee of £90 payable on confirmation of your place.f first term
  • Tutor: Mary McIntosh
  • Application Form: Creative Stitch Course Application Form
  • Contact: Contact the course tutor

Students will follow this course by distance learning and attend one weekend per term (Sat/Sun) 10.00-16:00 in Orford Street, Ipswich. Tutor Mary McIntosh Term one Surface Design * Design work based on your chosen theme including decorating papers, collage, pattern * Surface Design including dyeing, painting, printing, discharge and resist techniques * Assessment required – looking at the work of a contemporary designer/maker * Start Portfolio of experimental samples * Stitched Assessment – creating a stitched book Term two Mixed media * Working with paper, plastics and metals Design work on texture and shape on your chosen theme * Machine Embroidery experimental techniques * Using Solubles * Creating your own fabrics * * Continue to grow portfolio of samples * Continue to progress design work * Stitched Assessment – framed piece * Assessment – look at the work of a second contemporary designer/maker Term three Fabric Manipulation and Natural techniques * Fabric manipulation inc shrinking * Burning techniques * Constructed fabrics inc stiffening * 3D work * Natural Dyeing * Eco printing * Sun printing * Continue to work on portfolio of experimental samples * Assessment required – looking at the work of a third contemporary designer/maker * Assessment required – to design and make a ‘set of items’ e.g. three bowls Term four Creating fabrics * Wet felt making * Dry felting and embellishing * Acid dyeing * Lamination and foiling * Working with spunbond fabrics * Paper making * Assessment required – looking at the work of the final contemporary designer/maker * Assessment required – to design and make a piece of costume for a fantasy film set Term five Using technology and embellishments * Embellishments including bead makin * Design using technology * Designing own fabric to be printed * Review and sampling of techniques relevant to final quilt or large embroidery piece * Assessment required – to create a set of design work for final pieces * As Term six Final Assessments * Assessment required – to complete final quilt or large embroidery * Preparation for Graduate Show