Welcome to the Textiles Department!
This course offers an exciting opportunity to extend your skills in textile design. You will gain a thorough understanding of the following essential techniques; felting, weaving, knitting, silk screen, block and mono-printing, mark-making, drawing, machine embroidery, papermaking, dyeing, batik, rusting, scorching, sculptural basketry techniques, pleating and steaming.
The main purpose of the course is to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and to enable you to respond in a personal and creative way through hands-on making. The textiles staff devise projects that encourage you to explore your creative instincts through a wide range of materials and techniques.
Your textile creations are placed in wider context by studying practitioners’ work and learning from their techniques and processes, thus enriching your own work and understanding. During the course we run trips to the Victoria and Albert Museum, New Designers, London, New York and Paris.