Mark, fold, stitch and manipulate developing a concept related to processes used. What happens when cloth is folded and how might this embody an idea? Folding, unfolding, enfolding, refolding. What associations does folding have for you? This might be, for example, folding clothes and linen, folding in lavender, secrets and memories, texts, etc. This question will provide the starting point for discussion and for unpicking and working ideas. You might choose to work with elements of text, images, moments of colour or to refer to the folds in landscape or to include significant small objects, or you may have another response to the theme so you will need to come with some suitable reference material.
Ideas will be supported through visual presentation, discussion, demonstration and individual tuition in applying techniques and developing ideas. Methods and processes used will include:
- Selective pleating and folding and creasing techniques using hand stitch and steam as a means to shape and structure, conceal and reveal.
- Simple colouration using monoprinting and hand-painting.
- Hand stitch techniques to mark cloth working with methods such as layering, erasing, tracing imagery, patching, cutting away, mending and repairing, padding, inserting using techniques appropriate to your thinking in relation to the fold.
- Working with personal references.
This explorative course encourages an experimental approach through sampling, providing the opportunity to begin to take techniques and ideas in your own direction using the concept of what lies between the folds; concealing and revealing. This is an opportunity to generate ideas and starting points rather than make finished pieces. You will produce a sequence of practical and conceptual explorations articulating your thinking and with potential for further development.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Caroline trained in printed textiles before completing a postgraduate at Goldsmiths and an MA in Public Art. Her practice employs various textile processes and has included responses to historic locations and museum collections. She exhibits in the U.K. and internationally and her work is represented in several public collections.
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