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Class Code
CA305
Module Title
Textile Techniques: Indigo, Dyeing And Felting
Venue
Art Studio, Pantycelyn Building
Town
Aberystwyth
Day
Thur-Fri
Start Time
10.00AM
End Time
4.00PM
Start Date
24-05-2018
End Date
22-06-2018
Other Date(s)
25-05-2018
21-06-2018
Tutor(s)
Mckay, Lynne J(Miss)
Fees
£110.00 (concessions: £90.00)
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Brief description

Taught over 4 days as an intensive course, this module will allow the student to establish a body of work in design using the media of felt making and indigo dyeing. Work produced at the first session and homework will be used in the following indigo dyeing session. The teaching emphasis will be on reflective learning supported with practical workshops and historical and contemporary study. The tutor will also teach design skills, observational drawing skills and colour theory. Home study will be an essential part of this course, enabling students to initiate ideas of designs on a 2D piece of felt/fabric for assessment, together with the completion of a course log and sample board. The first session will be focused on felting; students will be required to do some home study before arrival at the first session. This can be accessed on the internet by following an introductory letter.

Note

This module is at CQFW Level 3

Content

Each session will begin with 30 minutes lecture/demonstration covering the day'r topic and finish with 30 minutes of group feedback, group critique or discussion.

General content overview
Researching contemporary artists working with felt and indigo dye
History of feltmaking and indigo dyeing
Observational drawing skills
Design theory skills and colour theory
Health & Safety aspects of working with dyes and auxilliaries
How to prepare fleece and how and why wool felts
Carding methods for colour mixing
Felting properties of wool from different breeds of sheep
Preparation of an indigo vat
Repeat dyeing
Resist methods and block printing looking at African and Asian textiles
Completion of a course log and sample board, plus a piece of dyed fabric/felt for
assessment

Note

This module is at CQFW Level 3

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