Advanced Stitched Textiles Nowton (NOW FULL)

Julia frame

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

  • Duration: This is a two year course of three terms per year
  • Fees: £255 per term for WI members, £275 per term for non members There is an additional one off Creative Stitch registration fee of £90 payable on confirmation of your place.
  • Tutor: Mary McIntosh
  • Application Form: Creative Stitch Course Application Form
  • Contact: Contact the course tutor

This course will run on Tuesdays in Nowton near Bury St Edmunds(6 sessions per term) 10.00-16:00
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

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
  • 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
  • Working with leather
  • 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
  • Desing using technology
  • Designing own fabric to be printed
  • Review and sampling of techniques relevant to final quilt (APQ) or wallhanging (AST)
  • Assessment required – to create a set of design work for final quilt (APQ)
  • Assessment required – wallhanging (AST)

Term six Final Assessments

  • Assessment required – to complete final quilt (APQ)
  • Assessment required – to make a framed piece (AST)