Design: Shape - Explore how shape affects your compositions and design in textiles.



When making textiles, composition helps us to communicate our creative ideas. It can be really easy to simply work with our first idea. Yet we miss a real chance to explore our ideas around shape and space. That is where DESIGN can help! Work with Kate through her online Design for Textiles: Shape course, created from many years experience of helping students build confidence in discovering their own visual language. In the course you'll be guided through exercises, based on a project you are currently involved in, to help you explore how shape affects your compositions and design in textiles. The course has been created to unlock your creativity and take it beyond what you think is possible with LOADS of thing that you can take into tapestry or weaving, into print or felt embroidery, into knitting or crochet.

What's included in the price?

8 Modules 7 hours of step by step video tuition Downloadable Worksheets

What you will need

Paper – 220m wet prep Acrylic paints in warm and cold primaries and black and white A set of quality-coloured pencils – Derwent 36 Artists pencils (can get 20, or buy individually) 2B pencil – sharpener, rubber Glue Stick/Pritt Stick Cutting mat, knife, metal ruler, scissors Brushes, palette, water pot Tracing Paper 0.8mm Black fine line pen Tissue paper colours PVA Glue & Glue Brush Ink Chalk pastels Access to a photocopier Digital Camera Mark making tools 100gm² Inkjet/Deskjet/Laser A4 White paper Stencils of geometric shapes – circles/squares 2 mirror tiles and gaffer tape Chenille size 24 Needle Calico Transfer Adhesive/Bond a Web Hand stitch threads and kit Iron & Ironing Board Non-Slip silicon paper/sheet 2 x rollers Print paste Acetate sheet Print paste tray




ArtyBird Carnforth

with Craft Courses since 2017

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We offer full training, taking you from novice to professional. Our unique programmes offer training designed to guide you, with the support of a master crafter and fully committed educator. From Foundation all the way to Fellowship, our programmes build on each other to give you the techniques in your craft as well as the design skills you need to become a maker in your own right, with your own, unique visual language.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
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This course is taught online