Book here: https://museum.gwu.edu/continuing-education-introduction-textile-design-level-1
"Join experienced textile designer and educator Karthika Audinet online for a six-week introduction to textile design... Through lectures and hands-on workshops, students will learn about the history of textile design and techniques used around the world, including embroidery, resist dyeing, printing and painting... This course is open to all levels, especially beginners..."
HOSTED BY THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
Tickets: $400 (concessions may apply)
Speakers: Karthika Audinet
Week 1: Introduction. See astonishing examples of early textile design. Begin guided research from world-class museum collections, including the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection.
Week 2: Acquire unique perspectives on major textile traditions from around the globe. Develop a mood board and study methods to analyze color.
Week 3: From Chanel in France to kente cloth in Ghana, explore stripes and their significance in various cultures. Sharpen your knowledge of basic woven structures through examples from Iron-age Halstatt and Pre-Columbian Peru. Simple hands-on activities will further your understanding of weaving structures.
Week 4: After a brief overview of natural dyes, learn about resist patterning with a focus on clamp resists. Join or watch an online workshop to create your own resist-dyed scarf.
Week 5: See historical, traditional and haute-couture embroidery in new ways and begin to design your own textile patterns. Record patterns and textures around you.
Week 6: Develop an understanding of motifs, patterns and repeats while observing patterns that either fit neatly into Western theory or break out of the box. Learn a simple technique to set your patterns to repeat.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CREDITS
The George Washington University Museum
Cover image credits: Ariel Cetrone (WMDC), CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons