Innovative Mixed-Media Textile Approaches - Lydia Wooldridge
Part time course
About the Course:
During the five-week course we will be applying traditional textile techniques, like appliqué, embroidery and cutwork to a variety of modern materials, from plastics and non-wovens to rubbers and metals.
What will I learn?
You will learn how to create modern multi-media textile designs for fashion or interiors. You will learn a variety of traditional textile techniques and apply them to modern materials. All projects will be original thanks to your material and technique selections.
How will the course be delivered?
The course will be delivered through a series of five workshops, in which you will learn a selection of textile techniques and have time experimenting with different material combinations.
How will I know how I am doing?
The course is not assessed, but you will receive frequent feedback throughout the workshop session.
At the end of each session there will be a group discussion about the material experiments created.
Do I need any experience?
No previous experience required. All that is needed is willingness to experiment with new materials and techniques.
What do I need to bring to my first class?
All materials are provided, however if you have any fabrics, photographs etc. you want to work with, bring them along to the sessions.
Are there any extra costs?
What can I do next?
You will be able to develop your textile practice.
About my Tutor:
Lydia Wooldridge is a textile artist, writer and educator. She studied Multi-Media Textile Design at Loughborough University, graduating with a BA Hons (1st) in 2013. Whilst completing her undergraduate degree she spent a year studying and working in Germany under the ERASMUS scheme. She studied Modern Languages (Visual Culture) at the University of Bristol, earning an MA (Distinction).
Lydia intends to combine FE teaching (Contextual Studies and Textile Design) with doctoral research in 2015, examining the connection between transcultural weaving metaphors and contemporary textile art.