Programme - Foundation Creative Studies

Pathway – Creative Embroidery

This is a 120-hour programme that establishes and develops design and skills in a craft area. It is for anyone who wishes to study their craft area in depth, which could be for personal interest or for professional development. The participant may have attended a number of workshops, or done an introductory programme; and is now ready to progress, integrating design alongside good craft skills to develop as a maker. The participant will be guided to make two items based on their design and samples folios. One will have an aesthetic bias and the other a functional. The programme will be delivered through home study and / or classroom delivery, where gained knowledge is applied in practice.

How is the Programme organised?

This is a 1-year programme leading to an ArtyBird Foundation qualification in Creative Studies – Creative Embroidery accredited by City & Guilds.

 
 
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Design

Design gives you the building blocks to be able to put ideas down and create original pieces in your craft area. It gives you a basic understanding of how to use colour, line, shape, form and texture. Although the experiments and exploration are done in paper, it is fully linked to your craft area.

 
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Embroidery

We study both Hand and Machine embroidery.

  • hand stitching developing texture and line stitches.

  • sewing machine; developing free machine embroidery.

  • use of fabrics in appliqué techniques.

  • explore fabrics, threads and fibres in bonding and layering techniques.

  • You will also cover dyeing and colouration techniques to create backgrounds and materials for use in embroidery.

 
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Making

There are 2 making projects in the Foundation Programme

  • An aesthetic piece.

  • A functional item.