Course Code: ARTS1257
Develop the techniques and skills required to use your basic domestic sewing machine for free-machine embroidery (also known as free motion embroidery). This method uses the sewing machine as a drawing tool and creates marks and textures with fabric and thread. A series of technical samples will be created and various applications investigated, including cutwork, applique, quilting, and creating fabric with thread. Explore colour, pattern, texture, and image, playing with the many possibilities. These samples can then be developed with the potential to complete a two or three dimensional textile project(s) of your choosing. Ideas on how to source and develop individual work will be discussed, with the opportunity for expert critique and assistance. Emphasis is on developing your personal skills at your own pace. There will be a variety of projects available for reference and inspiration. Instruction is suitable for beginners and those who wish to further develop their machine sewing skills. You will be required to bring a sewing machine, in good working order, plus an embroidery or darning foot. If you are a beginner and not very familiar with your machine, please bring the manual for reference.
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