Crafts and Textiles

Contemporary Textiles

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Course synopsis

Autumn Term: Face-to-Face Commences Fri 10 Sept 2021 - Fri 19 Nov [for 10 weeks]  

Online Extra: Fri 26 Nov 2021 Only [1 hour ‘Live’ stream Support Session] Book through this session only.

Spring Term: Face-to-Face Commences Fri 7 Jan 2022 – Fri 18 Mar [for 10 weeks]  

Online Extra: Fri 25 Mar 2022 Only [1 hour ‘Live’ stream Support Session] Book through this link only.

Summer Term:  

Distance Learning (Online): Three-Part Workshop on Fri 29 April, Fri 6 May and Fri 13 May [2022] - recorded so students can watch ‘on demand’ at any time. Book through this link only.

Face-To-Face Learning: 

you have no experience of textiles at all, have merely dabbled in the
subject over the years, or are an experienced practitioner then this
course can accommodate 'you'! 

In a relaxed setting, the aim is to enable students to explore fabric manipulation, embellishment, dyeing, distressing and other processes in a contemporary context. The less experienced class members develop a basic skill-set, whereas those at improvers’ level have an opportunity to immerse themselves in self-initiated projects to create a small collection of two- and three-dimensional pieces. 

Each class is of three-hour duration, allowing sufficient time for tutor demonstrations, videos to explain technical processes, question & answers and supervised practical sessions at the students’ own pace. In addition, a private Facebook group provides a platform for 24/7 per support.

The tutor outlines safe practices for using materials, tools and equipment. Students are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine, where possible, although the Guild has
a small selection of machines. The ability to use a sewing machine at a
basic level is desirable, but hand-sewing is also a feature of the
course. NOTE: There is a small fee (cash only) for materials payable to the tutor, each term.

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Distance Learning:  

Online support is available at the end of the autumn and spring terms as is, home-study for three sessions in the summer. 

More details of the content and booking information for the three-part online workshops and end-of-term support sessions is available on the ‘Distance Learning’ section of the  Guild website. Click HERE

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Autumn 2021/22
Fridays, 09:30 - 12:30
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Spring 2021/22
Fridays, 09:30 - 12:30
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About the teacher

Anne Davies

I am a freelance artist, writer and teacher based in Stockport, Cheshire. I work in textiles and mixed media. Felt-making, dyeing and stitching...

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