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88007 Textiles: Surface Form

6cp; 3hpw (workshop), weekly (students are expected to do additional work outside of these sessions)

Elective (fashion and textiles), open to all DAB students


Undergraduate

Description

This subject introduces students to three-dimensional textiles through an in-depth exploration of thermoplastic and other surface form techniques. Thermoplastic techniques are widely used in the fashion and textiles industry where innovative textiles and inventive applications are highly regarded. Through applications of heat shaping, synthetics can be manipulated to permanently memorise shape or surface texture. In studio, students experiment with a variety of thermoplastic techniques as a means to discover new pleat geometries and the inherent design potential in sculpted surfaces. Other surface form techniques that are explored in this subject include bonded fabric applications such as felt making, and experimental knitting techniques, with the emphasis on technical textile innovation. In studio, students are introduced to the work of key contemporary textile designers. An emphasis throughout the subject is placed on a professional and sustainable studio practice.

This subject does not require prior experience in knitted textiles and caters for both beginners and advanced levels. Students are challenged according to their level of expertise.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus


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