Learn a range of textile techniques including natural dying, embroidery, and traditional Japanese boro boro sewing techniques. Once you have mastered the skills you will apply them to create your own unique and individual boro boro bag and matching coin purse.
Please note: This workshop will be taught solely online via Google Meet.
All courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.
How will I learn?
Lessons will be taught online and are interactive. Classes will use Google Meet to demonstrate software and allow participants to speak with the tutor and each other. Google Classroom will be used as a means of communication outside of class. Information will be shared using Google Drive.
Each week your tutor will give a full live demonstration that will be recorded so that learners can refer back to after the lesson has finished. There will be a discussion at the end of each class and time for students to try the techniques demonstrated in class and ask questions.
A critique of students' work will take place at the beginning of each lesson so that members of the class can share work, ideas, and your tutor can monitor and help with your progress.
Working with colour palettes and designing your bag. Learning how to draw out colour and shape from an image or object. Creating colour variations and combinations then working with your sketchbooks to complete your final bag design.
Using natural dying, and shibori techniques to understand how to create and apply natural dyes, and traditional shibori techniques.
Developing a brief understanding of traditional boro boro techniques and embroidery, applying them to naturally dyed fabrics.
Cutting patterns and starting to construct your bag.
Finishing off your bags, adding any additional features and making a coin purse to match.
What will I achieve?
During this course you will understand how to create and apply natural dyes and traditional Shibori techniques to your craft projects. You will also develop a brief understanding of traditional Boro Boro techniques, and apply them to naturally dyed fabrics. Your final project will be to construct and cut a bag and matching coin purse for your own use.
What skills will I need?
Good computer literacy is essential, you must be able to effectively use a computer in order to watch and interact with the tutor on this course.
Equipment & Materials
You will need:
- A laptop, desktop computer or tablet
- Adequate internet connection*
- Google account for Google Meet/classroom access
- All handouts to be supplied electronically by the lecturer
- Paper or sketchbook
- Drawing media, pens, pencils, paint, watercolour etc.
- An image or object to inspire your colour pallet and project
- Please note that for this course there is an additional charge of £15 per person for materials. If you have any queries about this please contact us before the start of the course
*In order for you to receive the best possible experience for this online course your internet connection must be fast enough for you to clearly watch demonstrations by the tutor. Unfortunately Plymouth College of Art is not liable for any refunds if you are experiencing any technical difficulties due to your own internet connection not working effectively.