2019 textile courses
The following courses will all take place at Southampton Art School, unless specified otherwise in description below.
SEAMLESS FELTING WITH DAGMAR KOVAR
Date & Time: June 24-26th, 9am-4pm
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Material Fee: $3 payable to the instructor
In addition there is a material list available here
In this workshop, students learn the basics of making seamless 3D felt objects. The course is a foundation for making seamless handbags, slippers, wearable garments, hats, or mittens. Students will learn a multitude of techniques including colour blending, strategic sampling, calculating shrinkage, pattern making, constructing a template, treating edges, troubleshooting, and painting with wool. To learn and implement this knowledge, students will make a unique seamless handbag of their own design.
FELTING, FIBRE & FUN WITH TANYA WEICHEL
Date & Time: Tuesdays; September 10, 17 & 24th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Skill Level: Beginner
Material Fee: $40 payable to the instructor
Come learn about the different properties of wool, and how to apply them to felting techniques. There are many different ways to felt wool, and in this workshop we will focus on three of them - needle felting, wet felting and 3D felting. After practicing these methods students will then be encouraged to get creative and start a project of choice. Previous students have made wall hangings, pillows, jewellery and other three dimensional pieces like bags. The materials fee includes a take home felting kit, so you can continue to use your skills outside the classroom!
SILK PAINTING & SEWING WITH JANICE BROWN
Date & Time: September 11-13th, 9am-4pm
Skill Level: Beginner
Material Fee: $65 payable to the instructor
Silk painting is such a fun medium to work with, and Janice will walk students step-by-step on how to create a pillow using your very own design. Students will learn about the properties of silk paint, how to apply them to the fabric, and how to sew your artwork into a pillow. Decorating your home never has been so easy, so come join us in this three day workshop and discover the joys of painting on silk! This process offers the potential for more courses to create other garments like a top, dress or scarf.