Awards & Prizes
Courses & Workshops
Craft Centres & Art Galleries
Creative Industry Jobs
Design Factory Member News
Design Factory News
Developing Your Business
Networks & Groups
Premises/Workshop Space Available
Categories: Courses & Workshops , Design Factory Member News
Fabric Manipulation course at West Dean College
16th - 19th March
In March Ruth Singer will be returning to the glorious surroundings of West Dean College where you can join her for a long weekend workshop of Fabric Manipulation for fashion, interiors and creative projects.
The three-day course (16-19 March) gives you time to get really absorbed into exciting techniques and develop your own style with three days of teaching with loads of studio time and inspiration
Over the weekend you will have chance to try out a wide range of fabric manipulation techniques, taking inspiration from historic textiles and contemporary fashion. Techniques include formal and organic pleating and folding, stitching and gathering to create interesting textures and 3D appliqué to create bold, exciting fabrics from scratch. You can make samples or work towards a finished textile piece. Fabric manipulation techniques can be combined with embroidery and quilting to make really unique and exciting projects, or learn skills to add into fashion and dressmaking.
West Dean is a spectacularly lovely place to study (and indeed teach) which makes it a perfect place to recharge, learn new things and absorb inspiration. The workshop starts on Thursday evening with dinner with the students and tutor, followed by three intensive but relaxed days of tuition. Students can choose a full-board residential option and stay on site and have access to studios in the evenings, with all meals and equipment provided. You will need to bring some of your own materials to get the best of this course but there is nothing expensive required.