Join artist Deborah Manson for Part One of a stimulating year long textile art course which will introduce you to experimental and creative approaches to making textile art.
Suitable for all levels including beginners.
Join artist Deborah Manson for part one of a stimulating year long textile art course which will introduce you to experimental and creative approaches to making textile art, inspired by ancient and modern art and craft processes. You will be supported with your individual textile practice throughout by 1-2-1 support, group workshops, an online notice board (Padlet) and WhatsApp group. Previous students have used Deborah’s courses to rekindle their creative practice, build a textile portfolio for university arts applications, learn new skills and meet like-minded people.
The full course will be delivered over three terms (8 weeks per term), each with a different theme. The three terms are independent and there is no obligation to sign up for all three.
Part 1 – Natural Dye
In Part 1 the focus will be on natural dyeing with waste and foraged plant materials. You will learn how to make beautiful natural blues and patterns on cloth using indigo dye, and resist dyeing techniques such as katazome and shibori. You’ll also experiment with bundle dying. You will record your processes independently and collaboratively through samples, drawing and photography/video. You’ll document your journey in a sketchbook.
Parts 2 and 3 (in brief)
Part 2 will focus on experimental approaches to printing with natural dyes and chemical inks on to paper and fabric and recording your processes through experimental drawing. Part 3 will focus on stitch, reuse and making textile objects.
Things you need
Most materials are supplied although students will need to bring the following materials along:
- A range of lightly coloured fabrics, 100% cotton, linen, silk or wool. PLEASE NOTE : COTTON /LINEN FABRICS MUST BE PRE WASHED AT A HIGH TEMPERATURE, SILK, WOOL MUST ALSO BE PREWASHED.
- Rubber gloves
- Foraged / waste plant materials as instructed
- Drawing materials
- Phone camera/video
Deborah is an artist and maker based in East Sussex. Her practice is studio based and incorporates collage, drawing, print and textiles – including growing and processing her own natural dyes. Her aesthetic – lo-fi, handmade, imperfect, incorporating inexpensive paper, re purposed textiles and natural dye – evolves from her interest in age old craft techniques and the cross overs between art and craft. Her work is informed by the belief that artists have a responsibility to make conscious decisions about materials, approaches to making and their impact on the environment. Deborah studied Visual Communication at Central at Central St Martins and went on to work as a designer and teacher. In 2016 she gained her MA in textiles from Chelsea college of art.
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