When: Tuesdays 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Course Fee: €480
The Textiles night class is split into two semesters. In the first semester, the student will study the art and techniques of fibre manipulation. The fibres used will be wool, flax, silk, and soya bean fibre amongst others. The student will learn how to manipulate the fibre to make felt which will include nuno felting (felting on fabric), needle felting and 3D manipulation. They will also learn the art of paper making with paper and silk fibres. They will be encouraged to experiment and create their own original art pieces.
In the second semester the student will learn how to use dyes and paints and will study various forms of printing which will include mono printing, transfer printing, jelly printing, and silk screen printing. They will also learn dye techniques batik and shibori.
Throughout both semesters there will be an emphasis on stitch machine and hand stitching which can be used to embellish the work.