Who should attend
This textile design course is for individuals who have a basic knowledge of textile design who would like to deepen their understanding. It will help you take your ideas to the next step. You will learn how to work more professionally and turn your designs into finished collections, expanding your portfolio for a degree application or even preparing to open your own practice.
About the course
In this online short course, you will learn how to apply textile design skills to create coordinated collections of soft furnishings, tied together by your unique design elements. This course is ideal for someone with some textile design experience who wants to tackle larger projects or even prepare a collection to present to a retailer. By the end of this course you will have produced at least two collections that you can add to your portfolio, preparing you for a degree application or even to set up your own practice.
Each week you will explore, discover and experiment with new techniques. You will learn about the importance of trends in the textile industry, how to identify them and create collections based on them. This is a practical course where you will be challenged to create live task textile design drawings, colour palettes and geometric forms. You will also create your own textile print designs, learning how to print on fabric manually.
This course is taught through weekly online discussions and Q&As with your tutor that will explore the scope of textile designing. Each week your tutor will set you practical tasks to complete in your own time where you can apply what you have learnt from the online classes. At the end of the course you will present your collections and discuss where you might want to get your designs printed.
Creating Textile Design Collections gives you the opportunity to bring your ideas to life. This intermediate course is ideal for building your portfolio and your confidence in your design abilities. Its focus is both creative and commercial, pushing you to think outside the box at the same time as preparing you for a career in the textile design industry, whether as a fashion textile designer, interior designer or beyond.
By the end of the course you will be able to;
- Create engaging portfolio layouts
- Create colour palettes
- Understand market trends
- Print on fabric manually
- Create your own collections
- Visual research and development of ideas
- Creating moodboards and themes
- The importance of trends for the textile industry
- Identifying market trends
- Trend forecasting
- Creating colour palettes
- Introduction to painting techniques
- Using motifs
- Presenting initial ideas
- Starting a new collection
- Creating engaging portfolio layouts
- Geometric forms
- How to create and design a repeat
- Printing on fabric manually
- Creating at least two collections employing colour trends
All our Online Short Courses include:
Live online lessons with the same tutors The same course content and learning outcomes Lesson recordings, for review Access to VLE with course content Forums for support 2 weeks online access Certificate upon completion
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