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Textile Design

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Saturday + Sunday, Feb 8 - 9 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEXT-0575
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $30


Description

Wet felting is a centuries-old process of combining layers of wool roving and/or wool yarns into one flat piece of felt fabric using just soap and water. It has traditionally been used to make everything from clothing to tents, and is an extremely meditative process. In this course you review the basics of the technique and learn how you can apply it to your fine art practice to create inspired tapestries and vessels. By the end of class you will have discovered a new and accessible form of art that requires minimal tools and space and has exciting results.


Instructor
  • Name: Andrew Xenos (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 7 - Feb 18 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 1/14
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEXT-4116
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $25


Description

Have you ever wanted to dye yarn to create your own one-of-a-kind skein, with a color combination that no one else has? In this course, you'll discover how to dye your own yarn, experimenting with a variety of fibers and dye methods. Once these skeins of yarn are created, you'll learn to hand knit a simple finished project of a hat, mittens, scarf or hand warmers. You'll complete the course with a full understanding of different yarn weights, their uses and how to read knitting patterns and yarn labels. Note: The material in this course is appropriate for all levels of experience. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-0471
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $40


Description

This foundation course teaches knitters everything they need to know to create a binder filled with hand knitted swatches of different yarns and fibers, and prepares them for future study in knitting design. Beginning with the basic knit and purl stitches, the class moves on to combine these stitches to create at least 10 different patterns for a swatch sampler binder. the study of texture, form and color will be explored. Students also try several different needle sizes, and will also explore knitting in the round. They leave with a full understanding of different yarn weights, their uses and how to read knitting patterns and yarn labels.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
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