Level: Pre-College, Undergraduate, Graduate, & Young Professionals
The 21st century marks the beginning of a new textile revolution – one that is smart, sustainable, ethical and poetic. The textile world needs dynamic designers who can propose and realise intelligent, responsible innovation and personal vision.
This course offers to explore fabric construction, surface decoration and textures through a variety of traditional crafts and contemporary processes, ranging from hand and machine knitting, dyeing to surface treatments such as foiling, dévoré, felting, shibori, bonding, to digital printing. Two specialized professors, guest lecturers and field trips will lead you during this exciting expedition into the world of textiles.
From concept development via research book, to experimental swatches, you will learn how to communicate your ideas and translate them into a coherent refined-yet-creative textile collection around a given theme. Special focus will be made on a creative dialogue between construction (knit) and surface treatments and you will be encouraged to propose new fabric ideas.
At the end of the course, your work will be gathered into a personal folio presenting innovating textile solutions for design, fashion, or fine arts.
Non Credit | 1,650 € Credit | 2,200 €