Enrol in Quilting - Reinterpreted Innovations
Course Code: ARTS2494
This course is not suitable for beginners.
Explore moving from a flat quilt to an innovative 3-dimensional form or surface. Choose from a variety of fabrics such as cotton, silk, transparencies, screen, felt, or others, and use appropriate quilt-inspired methods such as piecing, applique, thread painting, embellishment, and raw edge (boro) to create a suitable surface. Forms will then be constructed using fabric manipulation techniques such as wrapping, folding, gathering and/or structural support systems like stuffing/padding, laminating sewn layers, cording, braiding, stiffening, and more. Design challenges around means of attachment, working with multiples, connecting systems, and incorporating found objects/mixed media will be discussed. Possible projects are wide open - baskets, doll/figure/animal, braided rag or chenille rug, bag/purse, jewellery, cushions, 3-dimensional quilt construction, a fantasy costume/neckpiece or scarf, and more. Many inspirational samples and design ideas will be available for reference and individual attention available regarding the development of design ideas and techniques. In the spirit of an open studio environment, bring a project of your choice for independent work and exploration. There will be an opportunity to learn from classmate's short presentations regarding the direction of current work.