Heriot-Watt School of Textiles and Design - Summer School
From: 17/07/2012 To: 27/07/2012 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels
Phone: 01896 892285
This year in the School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels Campus, we are launching our first suite of summer schools available to the public.
We are offering four day workshops (Tuesday-Friday) for two consecutive weeks at the end of July in;
Printed Textile Design; you will be guided through a variety of print processes and techniques by expert staff. Throughout the four days you will be able to work on a final piece or build a portfolio of samples.
Weaving: A chance to learn the craft of weaving in Europe’s largest hand weaving studio. You will design your woven structure, warp using the traditional stake system, set up your loom and finally weave your own design Machine Knitting: A fantastic opportunity to develop a confidence and flair in utilising the domestic knitting machine for creative knitted fabric development. Learn about yarn, simple knitting techniques, textures, structures, punch cards, and shaping. This will allow you to create decorative fabrics using a variety of knitting techniques.
Fashion Construction: Expert guidance and tuition which will give you the motivation, confidence and skills to create your own garments. You will be guided through all the processes from altering your pattern, cutting out your fabric and finally sewing a garment to a professional finish, using a huge selection of professional machinery.
All the courses will have the rare opportunity to see the amazing textile archive, held in the school, and hopefully take some inspiration from some of the beautiful patterns and colours.
Week 1 is from the 17th-20th July
Week 2 is from the 24th-27th July
Each four day course costs £320 and includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
For more information please phone : 01896 892285, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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