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Contemporary Textile Collage Embroidery Short Course

Course description

Learn how to transfer any illustrations in contemporary embroidery. Explore how to collage with fabric, source unusual supplies, basic and advanced embroidery stitch, paint with textile markers. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, you'll discover how to develop fashion illustrations and your ideas in unusual contemporary embroidery on your dress collections or interior design pieces. 

You can bring your own research or a project that you would like to expand with embroidery. Or you can just come along and source from the many illustrations provided and research in class.

Who should take this course?

The work that you produce on this course could be an excellent addition to your portfolio whether you want to apply for a fashion design course or a job in the industry or interior design. Anybody who wants to develop their fashion design skills and embroidery skills would also benefit.

Course Outcomes

You should end the course with re-charged creativity, lots of ideas in innovative contemporary embroidery and textile collage.  

Entry requirements: None

Level: All levels

Clear, easy to understand lessons:
•    Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
•    New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way that’s crystal clear and easy to understand.

Experience life on campus
•    Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
•    Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
•    Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
•    Ask questions of your tutor in real time
•    Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
•    Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:
•    You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
•    As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
•    We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
•    Certificates are great to complement your cv.

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face-to-face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.

Available dates

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Details

Topics Covered

Through practical workshops, the course will cover:

  • How to find and collage illustrations and how to develop them in embroidery
  • Transfer images on fabric and montage them on rectangular tambour. Basic and advanced embroidery techniques with thread, plastic, wool, all unusual materials, collage with fabric
  • Developing your study on portrait. Proportions, human face elements, shadows and light. Realization of two big embroidery pieces: portrait and vegetables/fruits. Every student can realise individual projects

Materials

Please bring the below to the first class:

  • Textile fabric markers or fabric pens (these do not need to be 'professional', the kid's version will work!)
  • Embroidery kit (scissors, needle, thread)
  • Any creative/recycled material like plastic, different types of fabrics (transparent and not), leather and beads
Meet the Tutor:

Learn how to transfer any illustrations in contemporary embroidery. Explore how to collage with fabric, source unusual supplies, basic and advanced embroidery stitch, paint with textile markers. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, you'll discover how to develop fashion illustrations and your ideas in unusual contemporary embroidery on your dress collections or interior design pieces.

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