Creating Textile Design Collections (Online)
Online courses occur as a live session for 1.5 hours each week, during which time you will interact with your tutor, classmates and course content using in-built audio and video chat, instant messaging and the virtual work display area.
In this online course, you will learn how to apply textile design skills to create coordinated collections of soft furnishing items, tied together by your unique design elements. This course is ideal for students with some textile design experience, who want to tackle larger projects, or even prepare a collection to present to a retailer...
Taught by: Dominique L'Olive.
In this online course, you will learn how to apply textile design skills to create coordinated collections of soft furnishing items, tied together by your unique design elements. This course is ideal for students with some textile design experience, who want to tackle larger projects, or even prepare a collection to present to a retailer. By the end of the course you will produce two textile design collections.
During the course you will learn a range of techniques to help you make your ideas visually exciting, fresh and current. Each week you will explore, discover and experiment with new techniques, as well as engage in group discussions to find out what makes good designs and collections, how to communicate an idea visually, and ultimately how to work more professionally and even start your own practice.
This course is the follow up to Drawing and Painting for Textile Design.
- Research and development of ideas
- Painting techniques
- How to start a new collection
- How to create engaging portfolio layouts
- How to create and design a repeat
- How to print on fabric manually
- Foiling on paper
At the end of this course, you will be confident in creating a textile design collection from start to finish. You will have created two collections to be used in your portfolio using strong visual layouts that will greatly improve the visual communication of your ideas, concepts and designs, ready to be presented to top retailers and manufacturers.
Who should attend:
Anyone with a basic knowledge of textile design, drawing and painting for textile, pattern or mark making.
- MIXMAG magazine
- SELVEDGE magazine
Course Schedule - 8 weeks: 1.5 hours of live class per week
Introduction to the course
Starting research and further development of ideas
Drawing ideas from moodboard
Examine and discover new painting techniques
Let’s get going: starting a collection
Discover new layouts
How to create and design a repeat
New technique: ways to print on fabric without screen printing or digital process
Review of collection
New technique: foiling on paper
Creation and design of second collection
Review final collection
How to further your concepts, designs and collections
Please note this course is being delivered on UK time.To view more information and a live UK clock, please follow this link: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/uk/london
Please refer to your joining instructions about getting set up for your first session.
Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here:
After completing a degree in Fashion Textiles at Central Saint Martins, Dominique L'Olive moved on to be a studio manager where she developed and created designs for the UK, Japan and the US. She has since worked with many different companies such as the V&A, Jigsaw, Style Council and Dorothy Perkins, producing a range of textile designs. Dominique currently works as a freelance textile and surface pattern designer and teaches on a range of textile courses at the University of the Arts London.
Please bring to your first session:
- A3 sketchbook
- A selection of paint brushes
- Acrylic paints