Creative Fun in Textiles

392 TUTOR: Laura Rothenburg

Art Textiles is a great way to be introduced into learning all about creative techniques to make a fashionable item. Students will learn a variety of skills and fun processes which will enable them to come out with a 'wacky idea' using their imagination and have a very open mind to developing a garment ready for a catwalk.

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PM course

Course Notes

A series of workshops designed to give students a variety of skills in different techniques and creating something unfinished and abstract as a fashion garment. We will look at some designers that create textiles based on colour and layering. This project is very much about your creativity and how you see design but developing unusual styles of ideas. I would like to say anything goes, mixing and matching ideas but also looking at the blends of colour and some 'funky' techniques. By trying out different textile techniques and working with some unusual materials you will experience many ideas that will lead to a design. Keep an open mind and keep designing!


Day 1Creating samples of ideas, working with dyes, learning to thread and use a sewing machine Designing free hand or on a templatemodel

Day 2Creating more samples of ideas, learning to thread and use a sewing machineDesigning free hand or on a template model

Day 3Creating more and more samples of ideasDesigning free hand or on a template model

Day 4Working with a mannequin to develop ideas Making fashion ideas and sewingCreate design board

Day 5Working with a mannequin to develop ideas Making fashion idea and sewingShowing in Court all ideas

Course Tutor

Laura Rothenburg

About Laura

Laura has a passion for design and detail through creative processes in screen printing and painting. She began her career in 1984 working with textiles as a surface designer developing exquisite fabrics based on flowers using modern practises for the fashion industry. Laura went on to design collections in the fashion world, working in couture, pret a porte, developing story boards and forecasting colours whilst furthering her career within the industry. Laura's degree in interior textiles led her to working mainly in the American market designing carpets, wallpapers and furnishings. It also broadened her knowledge and equipped her to further in her desire to impart her love of all things to do with Art and Design to others. Her love of fabrics has always been at the forefront of her passion whether working for the fashion industry or interiors in Israel, USA, and Canada. Laura believes in the education of creative arts for children and adults and with over 25 years of experience in teaching she has been privileged to work and teach in art & design, with a qualification of a PGCE for secondary schools and FE colleges mainly in England. Her pathways to success compliment her values in education as shown in her flexibility when teaching her chosen subjects of fashion, textiles, art & design and 3D design. Her qualifications have guided students to achieve A Levels, Foundation courses and entrance to universities. She is fully committed to a flexible approach in learning and encourages the learner to achieve beyond their boundaries of exploration. Laura continually updates her knowledge by attending workshops and art residencies both here and aboard. Renovating properties is another passion.

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