Experimental Drawing and Stitch
- Level(s) of Study: Short course
- Start Date(s): 4 February 2023
- Duration: Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, two days
- Study Mode(s): Short course
- Campus: City Campus
This is not a traditional sewing course.
It begins with mark-making and drawing, and then transforms these sketches into a unique and personal collection of stitched work.
The aim is to create a catalogue of samples and a sketchbook of ideas that you can then refer to in your professional career, portfolio or for personal development.
This course will help you learn traditional hand-sewing techniques in their simplest form and apply them to different fabrics and surfaces.
It’ll give you the confidence to create truly individual designs of the highest standard, experimenting with techniques in a playful, colourful way.
The course is for people with an interest in sewing who wish to explore their creativity with different ways of creating texture and patterns.
You might be an illustrator interested in making images from threads, or an interior designer interested in embellishing objects.
You might be an artist who wants to explore drawing and colour, or a graphic designer who wants to write with thread on fabric.
Some experience of sewing is a bonus but not essential, as you’ll be guided step-by-step through various hand-sewing methods and applications, from basic stitches to advanced techniques.
What will I gain?
By the end of the course, you’ll have developed a personal style to sewing and have samples and a larger project in development.
You’ll have improved your idea generation skills, elevated your drawing technique and adopted a less rigid methodology to making work.
Tutor profile: Jane Lavender has over 30 years’ experience working mainly in a range of art and design disciplines, ranging from site-specific design projects, textiles, lighting and more.
She completed her MA in Contemporary Craft Practice at Nottingham Trent University in 2014, which explored the energy of making and the signature of the body.
Jane’s interests lie in artistic pursuits however simple, and their relationship to well-being and how we connect with others and our environments.
Indicative maximum class size: 12
Contact the short course team:
Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813