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Undergraduate Course: 21st Century Tapestry; lines of enquiry (LLLA07109)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryTHIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED

This course starts from the basic assumption that tapestry can sustain novel forms of expression as a visually rich and dynamic medium in contemporary art practice. As part of a basic design vocabulary, line is central to this course.
The course begins with a series of experiments exploring line through drawing and weaving. Tapestry experiments interpreting line and constructing line will enable surfaces to be constructed or to be built up from. An exploration into the specific use of materials and choice of warp will increase creative possibilities.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Research
    Explore the fundamentals of line in its various manifestations, obvious and less obvious in everyday surroundings resulting in a series of samples.


  2. Practice
    develop linear samples through the various ways in which they can be interpreted and expressed in the form of tapestry exploring economy of mark to summarize essence of line on a woven surface

  3. Present
    demonstrate the development of linear ideas and concepts with weaving methods and techniques and interpret these through a number of options before resolving this into a complete work.
Reading List
Recommended
Soroka, J, Tapestry Weaving, Design and Technique, 2011, The Crowood Press, Wiltshire
Beutlich, T., 1967, Technique of Woven Tapestry, London: Batsford
Phillips, B., 1994, Tapestry, London: Phaidon Press
Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Walker, S. ed.,2000, Modern Australian Tapestry, Victoria: Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Cavallo, A.S., 1998, The Unicorn Tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York : The Metropolitan Museum ; H.N. Abrams
Barbican Centre (London), 1985, Egyptian landscapes : weavings from the Ramses Wissa Wassef School, London: Ramses Wissa Wassef (UK) Exhibition Foundation
Campbell , T., 2010, Tapestry in the Baroque, Threads of Splendour, New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art
D┐Harcourt, R., 1962, Textiles of Ancient Peru and their Techniques, Washington DC: Washington University Press
Albers, A., 1974, On Weaving, London: Studio Vista
Catalogue, 1985, Egyptian Landscapes, 50 Years of Tapestry at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, London: Ramses Wissa Wassef (UK) Exhibition Foundation
Weltge, S. W., 1993, Bauhaus textiles : women artists and the weaving workshop, London: Thames and Hudson
Kahlenberg, 1972, M. H., Berlant, A., The Navajo Blanket, Westport, CT: Praeger
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Understanding of materials and their behaviour
Design thinking
Creative thinking
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of contemporary tapestry within visual culture
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Robbie Bushe
Tel:
Email: r.bushe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Email: s.landles@ed.ac.uk
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