Undergraduate Course: Stitched Textiles (intensive) (LLLA07080)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course will explore the creative language of textiles and stitch focussing on the use of a wide range of traditional and experimental textile techniques. Students will experiment with hand and machine stitch, fabric manipulation, bonding and fusing with a range of fabrics, paper and plastic. Students will be encouraged to push the boundaries of textile and fibres techniques, producing a range of samples before working on a personal project reflecting their own interests.
The course will comprise of an intensive 5 day teaching block followed by a period of independent study in the students own time.
┐ Day 1 ┐ Introduction to creative textiles .Mark-making with stitch
┐ Day 2 ┐Exploring hand /machine stitch
┐ Day 3 ┐Fabric manipulation
┐ Day 4 - Personal project
┐ Day 5 ┐Personal project
Directed and Independent study:
Students will be required to follow up and reflect on their learning from the classes through the completion of directed projects and their own independent study.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- ┐ develop a personal language through research within a sketchbook or visual journal which demonstrate an understanding and contextual awareness of the creative potential of textiles and stitch
- ┐ realise the creative potential of textiles and stitch through samples and experimentation, evolving an ambitious personal creative outcome.
- ┐ select, edit and present a coherent a range of samples and finished works which demonstrate a creative an informed use of stitch and textiles techniques
Artist Monographs ┐ study of individual textile artists.
Oei, L. and De Kegel, C., 2002, The elements of design : rediscovering colors, textures, forms, and shapes Elements of Desig, London: Thames and Hudson
Monem, N., ed.,2008, Contemporary Textiles - fabric of fine art, London: Black Dog Publishing
Various, Art Textiles of the World series, Telos Books
Miller, L., ed. and Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 2007, Cloth and Culture Now, Canterbury : University College for the Creative Arts
Surrey Institute of Art & Desig, 2001, Textural Space, Surrey: Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College
Textile Forum(periodical), Hanover : Textil-Forum-Service
Embroidery(periodical), East Molesey : Embroiderers' Guild
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||┐ Handling a range of textile materials and techniques
┐ Developing ideas and personal language
┐ Considering compositional devices for visual communication
┐ Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of stitched textiles within visual culture.